“Art does not reproduce what one sees, it allows one to see “. This thought has become one of the basic notions of the modern painting; it is also the cornerstone of Paul Klee’s work. Klee was deeply fascinated by reality and its parameters, throughout his entire life; he sought beyond the appearances for new dimensions to it. As a result, he created a poetic synthesis between his meditations and a studious work on nature. He is one of the most original and resourceful artists of his generation. Along with Kandinsky and Delaunay, Klee revolutions the classic sense of pictorial composition.He based his painting on movement, rythm, and also on oppositions, tensions. He thought about painting also from the standpoint of a musician, this allowed him to go beyond the opposition abstract – figurative.

His paintings became polyphonic and multidirectional. His researches on color lead him to unexplored paths. We will dive into Klee’s universe, in his laboratory of creation, revealing rare aspects of it: we will discover his written work. This film will enlarge and put in perspective Klee’s written and painted works, to unveil his artistic preoccupations.

Through a subtle association of his paintings and manuscripts, the living portrait of a major artist will see the day. Since 2006, the film is presented over the world in association with Paul Klee exhibitions.

Gilles Cayatte

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1962, Gilles Cayatte was first and foremost a film-lover, but soon caught up with reality. He practiced all the television professions, in order or disorder, chief editor (long), cameraman (a little), journalist (very little), producer, and finally director. His work is eclectic, as are his tastes. He passes from aeronautics to sport, from sociology to politics to the denunciation of injustices, wars and repressions. Most of his films have been hailed by the press, and many awards have marked his career. After making about fifty documentaries around the world, he is also interested in fiction today. He is elected to the board of directors of the Scam (French Author guild).

(2016) ERDOGAN the making of a sultan, (2015) Armenian spring – LAGARDERE, Mortelle épopée (2014) Immigration & délinquance / La fabrique du préjugé (2012) Life and death of Robert Boulin (2011) Iran, the bomb at all cost (2008) The 9 lives of Norodom Sihanouk (2007) COLUMBIA Tragedy (Emmy Award) (2006) GOOGLE, The thinking machine (2003) Baghdad is burning.

Broadcast

EUROPE

Arte France (France- Germany) France 5 (France) TSR (Switzerland) YLE (Finland) SVT (Sweden) NBC (Norway) Telewizja Polska (Poland) Canal+ Cyfrowy (Poland) Slovenska Televizia (Slovakia) Ceska Televize (Czech Republic) and UK, Austria and Romania.

Arte France development for dvd edition: Luxembourg, Belgique, Suisse, Autriche, Allemagne, Royaume-Uni, USA, Canada.

REST OF THE WORLD

SESCTV (Brazil), ARTV (Canada), Longride (Japan) and Taiwan