Karel Appel


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Appel, Karel

(kä`rəl äp`əl), 1921–2006, Dutch painter. A member of CoBrA, the European group of the late 1940s to early 1950s allied with abstract expressionismabstract expressionism,
movement of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the mid-1940s and attained singular prominence in American art in the following decade; also called action painting and the New York school.
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, Appel reacted against the austerity of such earlier Dutch abstraction as that of de StijlStijl, de
[Du.,=the style], Dutch nonfigurative art movement, also called neoplasticism. In 1917 a group of artists, architects, and poets was organized under the name de Stijl, and a journal of the same name was initiated.
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. Characterized by informal brush work, bright, bold color, a slashing line, and frequently figurative elements, Appel's paintings often possess a primal, childlike quality. Later in life Appel turned to creating figurative sculpture. Examples of his work are in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Boymans–Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, and other collections.
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Caption: Karel Appel, Between Mud and Heaven, 1962, oil on canvas, 51 1 / 4 x 63 3 / 4".
Bajo el mismo apartado tematico, los ejemplos del holandes Karel Appel del Grupo Cobra, datan de 1962 y 1990, y erroneamente, tambien en el mismo rubro se coloca al indefinible, plural y esplendido pintor aleman Gerhard Richter con dos pinturas realizadas en 1979 y 1991.
6 Glenn Brown (Tate Liverpool, UK) Man finds theme: painting's demise, expressed through zombified remakes of works by Frank Auerbach, Salvador Dali, and Karel Appel, and then through grandly geeky enlargements of sci-fi book covers.
Los fundadores de Cobra fueron el belga Pierre Alechinsky (1927), el holandes Karel Appel (1921), el danes Asger Jorn (1914) y el belga-frances Corneille (1922).
Asi se pudo apreciar en la exposicion de Karel Appel presentada en los setenta en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Chapultepec.
Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret all signed the collective's manifesto; Pierre Alechinsky and others joined shortly thereafter.
Has the time finally come for a reappraisal of AsgerJorn, Karel Appel, and company?
Karel Appel, componist (karel Appel, composer), 1961
The collection, worth PS4m, includes four lithographs by the famous surrealist Joan Miro and a major work by Dutch artist Karel Appel.
HS: Amsterdam in the '60s was the meeting point, the whole art world converged in the Stedelijk cafeteria under a mural by Karel Appel.
His book Primordial Presences: The Sculpture of Karel Appel was recently published by Harty N.
His next book, Primordial Presences: The Sculpture of Karel Appel, will be published later this year by Harry N.