Corneille artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Untitled
Luik (België) 1922-2010 Auvers-sur-Oise (Frankrijk)
ink and watercolour on paper 29.6 x 22.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated '76 New York
This work on paper was previously for sale.
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.