Ad Marginem

Ad Marginem

It is a very intriguing painting in that there is no clear depiction of where the right side up actually is. Each of the elements in his artwork can be seen standing upright, on the edge of the painting, by rotating it.
It makes use of symbols and figures to provoke the unconscious mind
It is said that his paintings can take a lot of time to look at. You can never have too much of Paul Klee’s work – his paintings are one that will make you want to stay alert and keep your curiosity alive. His works are unique, innovative, humorous and playful.


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Ad Marginem – or ‘at the margin’, ‘on the margin’ or ‘beyond the margin’ – is a very strong piece of artwork that shows Paul Klee’s strong urge to go beyond the traditional format of painting. The painting itself looks pretty much like the elements of the work want to escape the borders.

In the painting, there is no clear representation of where the top or bottom, left or right is supposed to be. The figures on display: animals, aquatic plants, human figures – are all standing on the edge and rotating it around will give a different view each time. However, putting the artwork on the ground will make it look like the red dot at the center is mirrored reflection of the land on the surface of the water.

Ad Marginem was created by Paul Klee back in 1930 during the Bauhaus period. One of his complicated pieces of arts that put symbols and figures together in order to fuse abstract images into reality.

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