SILK KIMONO
Period unknown, probably Taisho Era, printed design

The bizarre kimono pictured at right captures the humor and fantasy of some of Paul Klee's and Joan Miró's artwork, if not their movement and grace. Klee worked in several media and styles, and this collection contains several kimono that pay homage to his work; it seems that Klee was popular in Japan during the Taisho Period.

left: Paul Klee, The Twittering Machine, detail, 1922.
below: Joan Miró, The Poetess, 1940.

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