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Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement 1948–1951

Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement 1948–1951

Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement 1948–1951

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Stokvis, Willemijn
NAI010, 2017
Book ID: 101550

Cobra was active from its founding in November 1948 to its official disbanding in 1951, and included artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. Creative freedom, experimentation and social engagement were the driving forces of the movement, which married a primitivist eye for the raw creativity in the art of children and the mentally ill with a Marxist interpretation of the world to come. Rejecting both naturalism and pure abstraction at the end of the Second World War, Cobra valued unbridled experimentation and creative freedom, manifested in brilliant, colorful expressionist paintings of distorted figures that provided a more emotional and ideological European counterpoint to the roughly contemporary Òaction paintingÓ of the Abstract Expressionists in the United States. After the groupÕs dissolution, some of CobraÕs members were inherited by the Situationist International.

400 pp. English Cl.

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