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Corneille artwork • painting • for sale Les rochers rouges

Corneille

Les rochers rouges
oil on canvas 65.0 x 92.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated '55

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 89,000

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    Provenance: Ingrid Lindbäch Langaard (1897-1982); veiling Christie's, Londen, 4 dec. 1984, lotnr. 673 (met afb. in kleur); veiling Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 28 en 29 sept. 1987, lotnr. 367 (met afb. in kleur); veiling Sotheby's, Londen, 30 juni 1988, lotnr. 613 (met afb. in kleur).
    Literature: tent.cat. Bern, Kunsthalle, 'Junge Kunst aus Holland 1945-1955', 1956, cat.nr. 0658; tent.cat. Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Facetten II: Hedendaagse Belgische en Nederlandse schilderkunst', 1956, cat.nr. 116.
    Exhibited: Bern, Kunsthalle, 'Junge Kunst aus Holland 1945-1955', mei-juni 1956; Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Facetten II: Hedendaagsche Belgische en Nederlandse schilderkunst', 8 nov. 1956-14 jan. 1957.

    Corneille, along with Appel and Constant, was one of the leading figures of the CoBrA group (1948-1951) in the Netherlands. In the nineteen fifties he shared a studio with Appel on the Rue Santeuil in Paris, where he developed a style characterised by an expressive interplay of lines and a well-thought out composition. As a result of several trips to distant countries in 1957 and 1958, for the next couple of years Corneille began painting abstract constructions of cities and agglomerations comprising a whimsical build up of forms and lines. In the nineteen sixties he switched to the exuberantly painted birds and suns for which he became so well-known.


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