Birds Making Scientific Experiments in Sex



Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879 - 1940


Birds Making Scientific Experiments in Sex




Pen and black ink
7 6/16 to 7 7/16 x 4 5/8 to 4 5/16 Inches

Object Number



Signed and dated 1915 and numbered 28 on the mount

Credit Line

Robert S. Handler Gift Fund, in memory of J. Allen and Lillian Handler


19th and 20th Century Art in the Collection, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, July 20 - September 14, 1985|
Selected Acquisitions: Asia to America, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, May 8 - August 8, 1987|
Selected Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, July 19 - October 29, 1989|
Pathos and Passion: German Expressionist Works on Paper, organized by the High Museum of Art at the Georgia Pacific Center, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14 - August 4, 1991|
Embodied Seeing: Modernist Works on Paper, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 4 - May 20, 2012
Michael C. Carlos Museum Handbook (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 1996), 134.|
Kendall L. Walton, "Fotografische Bilder," in Fotografie zwischen Dokmentation und Inszenierung, ed. Julian Nida-Rumelin and Jakob Steinbrenner (Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012), 11-28.


© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2012.
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Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879 - 1940, “Birds Making Scientific Experiments in Sex,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed December 11, 2018,

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