Paul Klee - Tief-Ebene (Lowlands) 1932
"Tief-Ebene is a remarkable example of Klee's pointillist technique, which characterised his output in the early 1930s.
Reminiscent of the pointillist works by the neo-Impressionist artists, this style enabled Klee to explore the harmonies and contrasts of colour. Not unlike the scientific experiments of Georges Seurat, Klee meticulously populated the sheet with brilliant, almost translucent strokes of watercolour, often applied by small stamps he made out of heads of nails, exploiting different intensities of hues to create a sense of depth and movement.
In the present work, Klee has combined dots of various pigments with a soft wash to depict a landscape of wonderfully subtle, lyrical quality". - Sothbey's Catalogue'2011
The painting was sold for about 1,070,000 GBP at Christie's in Jan 2011