Le Chat Amoureux by Corneille
  • Corneille

  • Title:Le Chat Amoureux
  • Inventory#:CORNE00016
  • Size:44.5" x 59"
    ( 113cm x 150cm )
  • Medium:Terragraph On Canvas
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Dutch artist Corneille was born in 1922 in Amsterdam, Holland. He passed away in 2010. Corneille was strongly influenced by artists Miro and Klee and a passion for African art. His signature style derived from the simple, bold graphic look of artifacts mixed with a unique bird’s eye view of landscapes and environment. He was one of the founders of the seminal REFLEX movement in 1948. As a co-founder of COBRA-the famed experimental artists group in 1949, he became a leading abstract expressionist painter and printmaker along with such notables as Appel, Alechinksy, Jorn and Dubuffet and had great influence on Scandinavian art. Corneille studied at the Academy of Art in Amsterdam. In the mid 1950’s he traveled and exhibited throughout Western Europe. He first came to the United States in 1958 having two years earlier won First Honorable Mention at the Carnegie Institute. His works are collected by museums in South America, Africa and Australia. In 2003 he had an exhibition in the Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel. He created his work using Terragraph printing, a process that involves combining advanced binding materials with sand. The sand of the Terragraph is collected in specific areas of the Negev and Judean Deserts. Due to the silicone varnishes and durability of the oil inks and sand, Terragraphs can be framed without glass. This allows for a direct relationship between viewer and the work that emphasizes a raw connection with the vibrant colors and textures.

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Le Chat Amoureux
Terragraph On Canvas
44.5" x 59"
     Edition of 50