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".
In 1950 he sailed for France, eventually arriving in Paris where he lived a poor but bohemian life with his friends from the Cobra movement: Asger Jorn, Karel Appel and Pierre Alechinsky.
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.
AMSTERDAM, January 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Karel Appel became an internationally renowned artist at a very early point in his career.
Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret all signed the collective's manifesto; Pierre Alechinsky and others joined shortly thereafter.
There were the 'Abstract Expressionists' such as Sam Francis and Saura and members of Cobra as Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, and Karel Appel.
Newly acquired works will be shown by various artists like Karel Appel, Kees van Dongen, Sam Francis, Yves Klein, Fontana, Niki de Saint Phalle, Rene Magritte and Marino Marini.
Works by the Cobra group - such as Animals by Karel Appel (EUR 160,000-200,000) and Flexions et reflexions by Asger Jorn (EUR 150,000-200,000) - are also included.
Has the time finally come for a reappraisal of AsgerJorn, Karel Appel, and company?
The collection, worth PS4m, includes four lithographs by the famous surrealist Joan Miro and a major work by Dutch artist Karel Appel.
Dutch artists who played prominent roles in this movement included Karel Appel, Constant, and Corneille.
Karel Appel, componist (karel Appel, composer), 1961