Corneille 1922-2010

Corneille 1922-2010

“Architecture de l´eau”, 1958

Signed and dated
Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

Galerie H. le Gendre, Paris

FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris 1992
Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Holland 1996
Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum, Herning 2005

Year 1958
Artist Corneille 1922-2010
Price DKK 284.000 / EURO 38.000
Materials Oil on canvas
Height 50 cm
Width 50 cm

The story behind


Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo 1922-2010)

The Belgian artist Corneille studied art at the Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts. He was one of the founders of the COBRA movement in 1948. He was very active in the COBRA group from the beginning, not just painting, but also publishing poetry in the COBRA magazine. The poetic Corneille was heavily influenced by Joan Miró and Paul Klee, as Asger Jorn.

After the COBRA group’s dissolution in 1951, Corneille moved to Paris and began collecting African art. These primitive artifacts became evident in his own works, which took a more imaginative twist, such as landscapes from bird’s eye view, exotic birds and stylized shapes.

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