Music: The World of Paul Klee

One day in the German city of Dessau, a pupil of Painter Paul Klee saw him marching down the center of the sidewalk, absentmindedly keeping time to the music of a passing band. What he was pondering, explained Klee, was the rhythmic relationship between the music and the slabs of concrete passing beneath his feet. To illustrate, he drew a sketch: a stream of smoothly flowing lines set off against a series of thrusting rectangles. Klee, son of a musicologist and himself an accomplished violinist, long wavered between music and painting; throughout his life...

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