Corneille 1922 – 2010

Corneille 1922-2010

“Été a la tranche de pasteque”, 1951

signed, titled and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas, 55 x 40 cm

Cobra Museum voor modern kunst, Amstelveen 2000-2001 ill. in the catalogue

Corneille “Het oog van de zomer” 1992 p. 43
Tom en Annemarie Okker ”De kunst van ons leven” p. 106

Year 1951
Artist Corneille 1922-2010
Price Price on request
Materials Oil on canvas
Height 55 cm
Width 40 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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