Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Houses near the Gravel Pit Paul Klee Date: 1913 Style: Expressionism Genre: cityscape Media: watercolor, paper Dimensions: 16.7 x 15.6 cm Location: Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 591x561px, View all sizes In 1910, Klee had his first solo exhibition, and the year later, became acquainted with Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, two avant garde figures in the art world. A further visit to Paris in 1912 exposed him to examples of Cubism and Abstract Art, or “pure painting,” which led him to experiment on his own with abstract shapes and color palettes. His landscape work Houses near the Gravel Pit, is one of the first of such experiments, which used blocks of color that did not overlap. This painting also illustrates his attempt to begin abstracting the visual forms into shapes and colors that led to idea of the design, rather than painting the design itself. Paul Klee Famous works Hammamet with mosque Paul Klee · 1914 In the Style of Kairouan Paul Klee · 1914 Death for the Idea Paul Klee · 1915 Flower myth Paul Klee · 1918 Southern (Tunisian) gardens Paul Klee · 1919 Miraculous Landing Paul Klee · 1920 Temple Gardens Paul Klee · 1920 Senecio Paul Klee · 1922 Separation in the Evening Paul Klee · 1922 Twittering Machine Paul Klee · 1922 Puppet theater Paul Klee · 1923 Black Knight Paul Klee · 1927 Flora on sand Paul Klee · 1927 Castle and Sun Paul Klee · 1928 Highway and byways Paul Klee · 1929 Rock Chamber Paul Klee · 1929 Ad Parnassum Paul Klee · 1932 Struck from the List Paul Klee · 1933 New Harmony Paul Klee · 1936 Heroic Roses Paul Klee · 1938 View all 204 artworks Related Artworks Our street with horse riding, Bonn August Macke Terrace of the country house in St. Germain August Macke St. Germain near Tunis August Macke Catedral of Freiburg in the Switzerland August Macke The Church of St. Mary in Bonn in Snow August Macke St. Mary's with Houses and Chimney (Bonn) August Macke Street with church in Kandern August Macke Kochel Graveyard Wassily Kandinsky Moscow I Wassily Kandinsky Murnau with a church Wassily Kandinsky Cemetery and vicarage in Kochel Wassily Kandinsky Red Wall destiny Wassily Kandinsky Murnau with rainbow Wassily Kandinsky Houses at Murnau Wassily Kandinsky Arabs I (Cemetery) Wassily Kandinsky Grungasse in Murnau Wassily Kandinsky The Ludwigskirche in Munich Wassily Kandinsky Munich-Schwabing with the church of St. Ursula Wassily Kandinsky Murnau am Staffelsee Wassily Kandinsky Lübeck Harbour with the Holstentor Edvard Munch 1 Load more Advertisement.