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Head of a Mountain Cow

Accession Number
1991/2.74

Title
Head of a Mountain Cow

Artist(s)
Paul Klee

Artist Nationality
Swiss

Object Creation Date
1940

Medium & Support
watercolor and gouache on paper

Dimensions
16 3/4 in. x 20 7/8 in. ( 42.5 cm x 53 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Helmut Stern

Label copy
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"

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

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Keywords
Expressionism
cows
head
heads (animal components)
modern and contemporary art

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