Klee and Japan

Klee and Japan
Hello there Sweeties! :hirabbit:
I’ve been wanting to blog the whole time but my week was very hectic and adventurous! Last weekend I visited the Klee Museum in Bern to see the exhibition Paul Klee and the Far East and I enjoyed it very much. And this week, last week I had the chance to visit a really exclusive collection of antique European textiles and Japanese propaganda textiles, especially Kimono. The collector’s house was beautiful and the view was amazing and down in the basement he had rooms full of breath-taking textiles and dresses and we were even allowed to touch them! But I’m going to tell you more about this special excursion in a later entry…

The Paul Klee museum practically consists of two hills or waves and looks pretty cool with all the green landscape in the background. I like Klee’s art and apparently Japan loves him too. He influenced Japanese artists, writers, musicians and even architects. Some of his works show inspirations of different Japanese artists such as Hokusai oder Sharaku and I could clearly see that in his awfully cute and mangaesque fish drawings that remind me a lot of Hokusai’s prints and sketches.

These are art works of a Japanese artist inspired by Paul Klee.

Downstairs there was a large hall where you could try out different things such as Japanese calligraphy and there were many children too. In fact I think it was thought for children but I just had to give it a try too… :nope: I was totally fascinated with Buddha boards – “Based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind – ready to create a whole new masterpiece. source and that’s exactly how it works. Nevertheless I like writing with real ink much more.. :miam:

Paul Klee museum

I totally lost track of time and in the end we didn’t make it to the Qin exhibition. At least I was able to take some pictures of the inside of the museum that had some stunning deco!

I hope you guys had a good weekend! I spent mine in the countryside with lots of sun, hard work and food~
I don’t know when I’ll be back to posting because there’s the final exams approaching and as ususal I have some ‘last moment studying’ to do.. But I do have some Bento lined up and ready to be published so if I find the time, I would love to show them to you~ :raburabu:

Take care and see you soon!


7 Responses »

  1. Wow, that’s intricate work. The birds at the end of the exhibit are the coolest!! Thanks for sharing. Good luck on finals girly! You’re gonna do great :)

  2. :hionigiri: Neko!
    Wahhh I would love to visit the Klee Art
    Museum! It looks really fascinating c: I
    like that the museum has an activity
    such as calligraphy!


  3. I love Klee too and I kew of his influence from/to Japan. An exibition on this theme seems really interesting!!
    I love how you Drew the bamboo cane.
    And the museum’s decoration is great!

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