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Karel Appel artwork • painting • previously for sale Tête

Appel C.K.  | Christiaan 'Karel' Appel, Tête, oil on canvas 24.0 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1968 on the reverse

Karel Appel

Tête
oil on canvas 24.0 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1968 on the reverse

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Galerie Birch, Kopenhagen, Denemarken Met authenticiteitsverklaring van J.W. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Antwerpen, 2001: geregistreerd onder nr. 010919.
Exhibited: Najaarstentoonstelling 2001.

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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