....at Paul Klee at Tate Modern. Have you seen it?
I was rather surprised to find that, although I found it well worth seeing, I was not moved by the paintings. I felt the exhibition showed a different Klee from the one I though I knew: a more serious, intense, even repressed Klee.
It seemed to me that many of the works were intellectual exercises only - and brilliant ones-but without emotion, and with little of the whimsical and humourous that I expected. There were hints too of the sinister and the grotesque. The more horrible this world, he wrote, the more abstract our art.
The strict chronological order was interesting, as were the notes on the context - of war, rejection, anxiety and illness, and the exhibition was beautifully hung (in 17 rooms!) with each work given lots of space. The paintings are tiny and it gets crowded - go early if you can.
It is on until 9 March 2014.