During the short period in which the Cobra group existed, from 1948 to 1951, Appel painted simplified human and animal figures in solid blocks of colour. Later his painting style became looser with thick layers of paint and lots of black. In this painting, man has become a monstrous creature with an enormous striped, mask-like head who seems to be making his way through a city with sketchily rendered towers and houses.
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|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Height 116.5 cm
Width 89 cm
|Accession number||2631 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1961|
|Age artist||About 32 years old|
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Kunst stelt alles voor (2020)
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Amsterdam 1921 - Zürich 2006
Karel Appel was given a painting set by his uncle when he was fifteen and was encouraged to paint. He studied at the Rijksacademie [National Academy] in...Bekijk het volledige profiel