Paul Klee: “Uncomposed Objects in Space” (1929)

Abandoned due to perspective: Paul Klee, “Uncomposed Objects in Space” (1929)

A number of objects, forms and figures lay lifeless and abandoned, oriented towards the black rectangle placed in the top center part of the painting. Klee seems to comment on the notion of three dimensional Euclidean space and the corresponding restrictions imposed by the rules of one-point linear perspective. The “magnetizing” or “toxic” effect of the vanishing point located somewhere in the black rectangle makes impossible the composing of the elements into something meaningful. As suggested by the red flags attached on two of the objects, everything seems about to vanish or vacuumed inside this menacing black hole.

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