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Beautiful serigraph by Corneille (1922-2010)
Theme: Woman with lobster
Edition: 38 of 250, printed on sturdy 280 grams 'Arches Paper'
Signed by hand (pencil) lower right
Dimensions image: 60 x 43 cm
The work is in new condition, has never been framed
Photos are part of the description
About the artist:
Corneille (Liège, 1922 - 2010)
Guillaume Cornelis Beverlo, better known as Corneille, was born in Liège, Belgium, to Dutch parents. Although largely self-taught, he took art courses at the Amsterdam Academy between 1940 and 1942. In 1946 he held his first exhibition in Groningen. Initially heavily influenced by Picasso's work, he broke away from it in 1948 when he joined the CoBrA group; he is co-founder of it together with Karel Appel and the brothers Jan and Constant Nieuwenhuys. In 1950 he moves from Amsterdam to Paris. He then travels several times abroad: North Africa, Sahara, North America, the Antilles and South America. These journeys largely determine the nature of his work. From 1960 he falls back on a new figuration, in which birds, flowers and often characters are part of his artistic vocabulary. Later on, Corneille is still just as eager to work as the Corneille of the past. He himself claims that painting is not a hobby or work, but rather a vocation. Corneille had his studio in the French capital Paris. Visitors were hardly tolerated by the artist.
Corneille stood at the cradle of Cobra. After the breakup of the group, Cobra remains important to him, which is mainly visible in the childlike imagery. In 1947 he came into contact with surrealist art and literature. Surrealism unleashes a new freedom of fantasy in Corneille.
A trip to Cuba, South America and Mexico in the mid-1960s marked the end of his sombre and abstract canvases. Corneille has no explanation for this: "It just happened." Color and movement returned to his work, making it much more cheerful, influenced by the art of indigenous tribes. His work is figurative and he uses motifs such as women, trees and birds.