This sheet from Paul Klee’s student Magda Langenstrass-Uhlig originated for an exercise in elementary form and colour class where students examine the relationships of colours among each other or their “movement”. Magda Langenstrass-Uhlig investigated the behaviour of the colour red by creating different comparative colour scales in various methods.

It is notable that the red values remain more pronounced in the direction of the black pole when using a glazing technique; in contrast, the mixing of colours enhances the red values when approaching the white pole. During glazing – a method frequently used by Paul Klee – the colour zones to be painted are only covered with an additional film of colour after the previous lacquer layer has dried completely.

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