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Homage to The Twittering Machine by Paul Klee.

Paul Klee; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss and a German[a] painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism.
Tonight I thought I’d reference a singular, and to my way of thinking, a particularly interesting work by the artist Paul Klee. The work is called “The Twittering Machine.” With regard to my picture I thought this odd looking object reminded me of Klee’s Twittering machine. It took me till this evening to look at my photo along side a picture of Klee’s “Twittering Machine,”reproduction, and really judge the relational inspiration for my photo. I think there is a feeling of his idea is here in my photo.
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
The Twittering Machine
(Zwitschermaschine), 1922
Watercolor, pen and ink over oil drawing,
41.3 X 30.5 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

In this arresting piece, "The Twittering Machine," an incoherently sarcastic technical looking drawing, in reality is a brilliant embodiment of the cacophony of the modern life, under the guise of industrialization and machination. Paul Klee expressed his penchant for sarcasm on the hypocrisies inherent in the contemporary world, when he remarked that, 'Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.'
By Annette Labedzki
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There are some writers on the web who have made some statements about Klee’s Twittering Machine and today’s web site Twitter?

Yesterdays image was a photo taken of the side of a large earth movers bucket. The color and pattern were “as found.”

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