“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: color and I are one. I am a painter.”
Swiss artist Paul Klee was born on December 18th, 1879. Art played a strong role since his childhood, particularly music. He studied in Munich, Germany, and later settled in Bern, Switzerland. After marrying pianist Lily Stumpf, they moved to Munich again. There he met great avant-garde artists, such as Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Marc and Macke, and successfully exposed his work. During his travels, he gained revelatory insights and art influences. In Paris, he met Delaunay and became more familiar with Braque’s and Picasso’s work. In Tunisia, he fell in love with colour, making it a core point of his art afterwards.
Klee was a teacher at the acclaimed Bauhaus School from 1921 to 1936, both in Weimar and Dessau. During this time, he grew closer to Kandinsky and Feininger. His art was being recognized and exhibited in the United States and France, as well as Germany. When the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Klee moved back to Switzerland, where he passed away on June 29th, 1940.
Paul Klee painted Castle and Sun (original title in German: Burg und Sonne) in 1928. A city built with warm-colored geometric shapes in the tiled style that is so known of him and other Bauhaus artists.
We are honored to weave it as a handmade custom rug for you.
We will dye the yarn in 28 custom colours for your rug. And then finely weave over 1,1 Million Tibetan knots to create this unique rug for your home. Learn more about the techniques and materials we offer.
The original artwork is in a private collection, but you can have it handwoven as a custom rug in your very own home.
For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order. Your rug is much more exclusive than a limited edition. It is a unique masterpiece of handcraft realized completely for you only.
Delivery time for this rug is approx. 12 weeks, depending on the desired size.
- Technique: Tibetan handknotted 150 kpsi.
- Material: New Zealand wool.
- Size: 220 x 180 cm (7.2 x 5.9 ft), 280 x 230 cm (9.2 x 7.5 ft) or 300 x 250 (9.8 x 8.2 ft) or request your custom size with the following form.
Please note that the sizes are not exact to the centimetre and there is always a 3% variation margin in sizes and colours, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.