Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Untitled (design for cover 'Artscribe')
Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)
Untitled (design for cover 'Artscribe')
watercolour on paper 29.4 x 20.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '83
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Provenance: in 1983 rechtstreeks van de kunstenaar gekocht door de vorige eigenaar (part. bezit Groot-Brittannië).
Literature: 'Artscribe' 45, 1984 (afb. op cover).
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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