A dramatic vintage offset lithograph of Dance of the Red Skirts (1924) by Paul Klee. This lithograph is printed on one side only and hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper.     

Information regarding the original painting can be found by lifting the plate. 

Image: 8.75" x 7" tipped in on heavy paper.

Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a Swiss-born German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.

Dance of the Red Skirts — A BALLET ON A LARGE STAGE - probably a Moorish dance. The dancers wear flaming red skirts; their postures suggest that this is not a classical ballet. Klee attended several modern ballet performances at Weimar, but he did not particularly like them. Here the motions are somewhat caricatured; the setting is pretentious, too dark for a ballet. The fragmented figures in the upper part of the picture are poised upside down or on their sides; in the dim light their red skirts look like flickering flames. The restless, menacing character of the painting is enhanced by the mottled color. This work is an example of Klee's spontaneous art; it has nothing in common with his other projects, and with the technical and formal inventions he developed in Weimar.