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Head of a Mountain Cow

Paul Klee

Artwork Details

Head of a Mountain Cow
Paul Klee
watercolor and gouache on paper
16 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. (42.5 x 53 cm);17 1/4 x 21 1/8 in. (43.66 x 53.5 cm)
Gift of Helmut Stern


This gentle evocation of a Swiss mountain cow seems to embody one aspect of the artist's late work.After returning to Switzerland in 1933, Klee eagerly sought to regain his Swiss citizenship and to lose himself in his art.He described his situation eloquently: "I work—in order not to have to cry"

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