Curator Socks

Insula Socks


Artist: Paul Klee

Created: 1938

Dimensions (cm): 88 × 176

Format: oil on newsprint on burlap

Location: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland


Insula Dulcamara is the largest of Klee’s work and is a cheerful painting done while the artist was suffering from scleroderma. The name means “Bittersweet Island” and conventional interpretations suggest the symbols arranged on a plain background with eye-catching colors - translated into our own creation - represent Calypso’s Island.
The strong line the artist painted stretches from the left to the right creating a serpent shape and you can almost see a pale face in the center of the painting that appears in other artwork Klee has created.
A new analysis of the dream-like painting, suggests that the symbols represent Klee's own identity and mortality.

80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Made in Portugal using the most advanced craftsmanship to produce the finest seamless socks.

Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron.

For men:
- Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
- Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)

For women:
- Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
- Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½)