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Art of the Day – 02/04/2019 (Hip, Hip, Hurrah!, Karel Appel)

Daily Artwork — “Hip, Hip, Hurrah!, Karel Appel, 1949”

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1949 — Hip, Hip, Hurrah! (Hiep, hiep, hoera!).  Oil paint on canvas. Art Informel style. Karel Appel (1921-2006). Tate Modern, London, UK.

“The title of Hip, Hip, Hoorah! was intended to celebrate the artistic freedom from tradition achieved by the CoBrA group. The figures are hybrid creatures, combining human attributes with animal or bird-like features. Appel thought of them as ‘people of the night’, and so gave them a dark background. The bright colours and child-like imagery are typical of CoBrA. Appel often took inspiration from children’s drawings, believing that ‘the child in man is all that’s strongest, most receptive, most open and unpredictable’.” (WikiArt)

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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 6/17/13 (Amorous Dance, Karel Appel)

Daily Artwork — “Amorous Dance, Karel Appel, 1955”

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1955– Amorous Dance. Oil on canvas. Tachisme style. Karel Appel (1921 – 2006). Tate Gallery, London, UK.

“Describing his technique, Appel said: ‘I slap at the paint with brushes and palette knives and my bare hands.’ The outlines of two dancing figures can barely be deciphered amidst the explosion of line and colour.” (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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