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Paul Klee

Three Houses

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Harlem Renaissance
Discover works from the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, which explores the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life.

About the Artwork

Three Houses, 1922. Paul Klee. Watercolor on paper, bordered with watercolor, mounted on cardboard. The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984.
Not surprisingly, the works Klee painted during his tenure at the Bauhaus, from 1921 to 1931, often relate to the subjects of his courses. His so-called color-gradation pictures from 1921 to 1923 correspond to his preoccupation with color theory at that time. In this watercolor, he chose to work with what he called "false color pairs," that is, such secondary colors as green and orange, orange and violet, and violet and green. When mixed in equal parts, these pairs turn into a bluish gray.

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Met Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in The Met collection. Thanks to gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
This is the only place you’ll find reproductions approved by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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