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Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on Paul Klee, an artist who, because of his difference from Pablo Picasso, mattered nearly as much to Carl Einstein. In the later 1920s, Klee's work prompted Einstein to write a ... More


Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Stephen H. Watson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Why, and in what manner, did artist Paul Klee have such a significant impact on twentieth-century thinkers? His art and his writing inspired leading philosophers to produce key texts in ... More


Heidegger, Klee's Turn, and the Origin of the Work of Art

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes Martin Heidegger's interpretation of Paul Klee's works based on his essay The Origin of the Work of Art, explaining that Heidegger described Klee's works as he did the Greek ... More


The Rapture of Sensuousness: “Color Possesses Me … I Am a Painter”

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes the connection of Paul Klee's art and writings to the work of Martin Heidegger. It explains that many believed that Heidegger's thought was disconnected not only from the ... More


On the Withdrawal of the Beautiful: Adorno's and Merleau-Ponty's Readings of Paul Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee and their views on beauty. It analyzes the confluence in the works of Adorno and ... More


Of Sartre, Klee, Surrealism, and Philosophy: Toward a “Nonprosaic” Conception of Consciousness

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter, which examines Jean-Paul Satre's reading of the works of Paul Klee in the context of surrealism and conception of consciousness, highlights Sarte's criticisms on the surrealists ... More


Gadamer, Benjamin, Aesthetic Modernism, and the Rehabilitation of Allegory: The Relevance of Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer and Walter Benjamin's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee in relation to aesthetic modernism and the rehabilitation of allegory. It explains that Klee ... More


“Fiscourse / Digure”: Of Nomadism, the Specter of Oedipus, and the Remnants of the Sublime

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the variations in the philosophical interpretation of the works of Paul Klee. It suggests that it is not surprising for neoclassical or modernist interpretations of Klee to ... More


Quasi Una Musica: Kupka and Klee, Music, and the Idea of Abstraction

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter compares the role of music in the works of painters Frantisek Kupka and Paul Klee. It explains that Kupka considers music as a transcendental signifier, a re-presentation of the will, ... More


Introduction: Interpreting Klee: Fusing the Architectonic and the Poetic

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introduction chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the philosophical interpretations of the art and writings of painter Paul Klee, explaining that the works of Klee have been ... More


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