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Luxury in London: Paul Klee at the Tate Modern
In the sizzle of the sweltering summer sun this year – culture often gets overlooked, with activities such as languishing in the park or hitting the pool – taking precedence. However, there is an absolute multitude of activities in the city this summer, all with a decided cultural bent, that might be just the ticket the while away the summer hours. Plus, you get to escape the scorch of the sun for the air-conditioned climes of an art gallery. Convinced? We thought so. So why no sample one of the Tate Modern’s current exhibitions, currently making waves in the art world: the fantastic Paul Klee retrospective. Why not make this a must see for your next luxury London hotel stay?
Considered on the twentieth century’s greatest innovators, Paul Klee is a benchmark artist in Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Of German-Swiss heritage, Paul Klee was both a painter and active artist as well as a respected Art Historian, critic and writer on the arts. His book, the Paul Klee Notebooks – a treatise on colour and design theory – is considered one of the most important pieces of writing on the arts.
Described by the Tate as ‘witty, inventive and magical’ Klee’s paintings defy easy taxonomy, and so housing them together as a single artist collection could be considered challenging, however this fantastic retrospective of his work maintains a pleasingly consistent tone.
Beginning with his early work during the First World War, when his paintings were concerned mainly with abstractionism and colour theory, progressing through to the decade Klee spent teaching and working at the Bauhaus, the Tate Modern have curated a decade spanning collection of his works.
The perfect trip for your next stay in the capital. Treat yourself to a luxury London hotel, with high design values, to keep with the aesthetic theme of your trip. Peruse ThinkHotels‘ swaggering selection of luxury London hotels, for your next trip to the city.