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Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Playing children

Appel C.K.  | Christiaan 'Karel' Appel, Playing children, wax crayons on paper 30.2 x 20.3 cm, signed l.c. and l.r. and dated '48

Karel Appel

Playing children
wax crayons on paper 30.2 x 20.3 cm, signed l.c. and l.r. and dated '48

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: Court Gallery, Kopenhagen, 1975; coll. Geraldinde Lovel, Dallas, Verenigde Staten, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.
Exhibited: Kortenhoef, Stichting Kunst aan de Dijk, 'Kind en spel', 6-28 juni 2009.

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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