Karel Appel artwork • statue • sculpture • previously for sale Abstract relief
Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)
glazed pottery on panel 51.0 x 40.7 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated on the reverse '70
This sculpture was previously for sale.
Karel Appel was one of the leading figures of the post-war Cobra movement (1948-1951). His work typically represents the ideals of this group of artists whose pictures express rebellion against the constraints of traditional painting. In his Cobra period Appel painted fantasy creatures and figures, but after 1951 he painted more vehemently, so that line and form merged into a turbulent, expressive impasto.