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Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Three figures

Appel C.K.  | Christiaan 'Karel' Appel, Three figures, gouache on cardboard 21.8 x 16.1 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1958

Karel Appel

Three figures
gouache on cardboard 21.8 x 16.1 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1958

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: Galerie Von Loepe, Hamburg, Duitsland; veiling Karl & Faber, München, Duitsland, 4 juni 1997, lotnr. 492 (met afb.); part. bezit Nederland.

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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