First Night Design | Me, Paul Klee, and Scleroderma


Originally posted on First Night Design.

It’s a very strange feeling when you discover that an artist you admire had the same disabling illness as you have, especially when it’s relatively rare, not to mention impossible to describe succinctly. Paul Klee — though it wasn’t diagnosed until ten years after his death in 1940 — had Scleroderma, an autoimmune condition that can be utterly debilitating. I have wanted to write about Scleroderma and its affect on my life and work for some time but I never thought I would be doing so with reference to Paul Klee!

In essence, Scleroderma in all its forms is a chronic circulatory and connective tissue disorder in which the body’s defences attack its own organs and tissues. The Raynaud’s & Scleroderma Association website describes it thus:

‘Scleroderma is an uncommon disease of the immune system, blood vessels and connective tissue. In this condition the skin, usually…

via First Night Design | Me, Paul Klee, and Scleroderma | First Night Design.

9 thoughts on “First Night Design | Me, Paul Klee, and Scleroderma

  1. Thanks Sarah. I remember the original post very well because although I’d been to Klee’s exhibitions I couldn’t remember having read about his Scleroderma.

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  2. Thanks for telling Sarah that can encourage to tell more about themselves … even about things of everyday life, who are not always colorful and easy and joyful.

    Warm greetings from Vera 🙂

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