Corneille - The head and Cat III /150

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Corneille - The head and Cat III /150


image size 56 x 76 frame size 80 x 102 list Yes technique screen printing art type Category B 575 to 1025 style figurative inventory A list type 85 SZI orientation portrait size medium Corneille is a passionate creator of shapes and colours, for whom lithography is one of the best forms of expression: under the press his images are fixed forever, as if petrified, stern behind the cheerful colours.? Artist Enrico Baj writes this about Corneille with whom he collaborated for some time in Paris in 1964. Corneille's works are always exuberant in color and often resemble a passage from a story or poem. This is also apparent from the many letters Corneille writes to his fellow artist friends. Corneille has traveled extensively to practically all corners of the world and he often describes his experiences accompanied by drawings. Corneille was born in 1922 as Guillaume Corneille van Beverloo in Liège (Belgium) of Dutch parents. In 1940 Corneille moves to Amsterdam where he takes a drawing and etching course at the State Academy of Art. As a painter, Corneille is self-taught. His great source of inspiration are his long travels. Africa is a major source of inspiration in his early work from the 1950s. The late 1950s, early 1960s, Central America and the Caribbean influence his work; the colors are more exuberant and have much in common with the folk arts he sees there. Corneille is also fascinated by women, cats, birds and the sun, and these often play a role in his work, whether or not in combination with each other. Women are Corneille's muse, the most important source of inspiration. The bird is the alter ego of Corneille, whose name means crow in French. The bird is the animal that can free itself from the earth and is the symbol of lust and passion. The cats in his work represent sensuality, a human or animal that asks to be stroked. Finally, the sun is the symbol of freedom, which began after the dark war years in an explosion of colors and expression of the experimental young painters. In 1948 Corneille founded the Dutch Experimental Group together with Karel Appel and Constant, among others. Later that year, this group represents the ?Amsterdamse? branch of the Cobra group to be founded in Paris. Cobra is a collective of artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. They use the coiled cobra snake as a symbol. Cobra has only been around for three years but is known to such a large audience that the group is still 'lives on'. In 1950 Corneille moves to Paris. He continues to travel all over the world but still sees a kind of 'home port' in Paris. Corneille's work can be seen all over the world. For example, he has had an exhibition in almost every major city in the world or one is currently underway. His work can also be admired on, for example, watches and ties, which today also makes him accessible to the young public that is not (yet) able to purchase one of his works of art.

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80 cm
102 cm


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