Karel Appel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Windmill
Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)
wax crayons on paper 94.2 x 71.5 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1984
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Provenance: ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Verenigde Staten; part. bezit Verenigde Staten (sinds 1986).
Exhibited: ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Verenigde Staten, 'Karel Appel. Recent Paintings', okt.-dec. 1986.
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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