Karel Appel artwork • painting • previously for sale Portrait of a Cat
Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)
Portrait of a Cat
oil on canvas 40.9 x 50.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1981
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam, 1990; part. bezit Duitsland.
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.
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