|A wonderful gesture drawing!|
Paul Klee's work is simple and complicated at same time. Klee was a Swiss artist/teacher from the early 1900s who liked to transform the things he saw into simple geometric shapes. His "Cat and Bird” masterwork from 1928 is a splendid example of this philosophy.
Klee grew up in a musical family and was himself a violinist. After much hesitation he chose to study art -- not music -- and he attended the Munich Academy in 1900. Klee loved to use continuous lines in his work -- note that the cat's head and the bird were drawn with one continuous line.