Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Bird and Flower
Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)
Bird and Flower
wax crayons, gouache and oil on paper 49.5 x 64.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '53
This work on paper 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.