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Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Untitled

Appel C.K.  | Christiaan 'Karel' Appel, Untitled, chalk and gouache on paper 55.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '59

Karel Appel

Untitled
chalk and gouache on paper 55.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '59

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: Le Monde Galleries, New York; part. bezit New York; part. bezit Groot-Brittannië.

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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