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Paul Klee

Painting music

From 17 February 2023 to 7 January 2024

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An artistic creation by Cutback | Production: Culturespaces Digital®

During this ten minute immersive exhibition devoted to Paul Klee, the Atelier des Lumières is invaded by the painter’s colourful and poetic works. Paul Klee was initially a musician: the son of a pianist and violinist, and a professional singer, he too was a highly talented violinist. Throughout his life, his works were influenced by music, which became part of his creative process.

The digital exhibition pays tribute to Klee’s two passions and highlights the pictorial range of his works. Despite their childlike appearance, his works comprise a large variety of techniques and are highly imaginative.

Considered one of the leading artists of the first half of the Twentieth Century, his oeuvre has fundamental ties with music. The all-round artist produced more than 10,000 paintings and drawings. In addition to music, he also tried his hand at engraving, lithography, and sculpture. This immersive event is accompanied by the music of The Magic Flute, a nod to Klee’s fascination with opera and in particular Mozart. Stroll around an imaginary city and listen to an overture to an opera, a subaquatic concerto amidst golden and multi-coloured fish, complemented by the rhythm of its geometric structures.

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🎟️ Your ticket also includes access to the "Chagall, Paris – New York" short program and to the contemporary creation in the Studio.

🕐 Last entrance 1hr before closing.


Full rate €17
Senior rate (more than 65 years old) €16
Reduced rate (students, disability card-holders and their accompanying person, unemployed and Education Pass holders) €14
Youth rate (5-25 years old) €12
Family offer (2 adults + 2 children aged 5-25 years old) €49

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Paul Klee, painting music