Cobra: An International Movement in Art After the Second World War

4.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780847809257: Cobra: An International Movement in Art After the Second World War

Book by Stokvis, Willemijn

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Dutch (translation)

From Publishers Weekly:

In the years immediately following World War II, the short-lived Cobra movement, comprising mainly Dutch, Belgian and Danish artists, unleashed a torrent of primal imagery and violent color. The best-known Cobra paintersKarel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jornexalted spontaneity in childlike canvases. This excellent retrospective by a Dutch art critic shows how individual members of the Cobra group gave "primitive expressionism" a personal twist. Sculptor Henry Heerup hewed granite into archetypal symbols of love and death. Anton Rooskens reworked the idiom of primitive African art. In "found objects" and ink splatterings, Eugene Brands sought out the magical element in all things. Equally impressive are works by Theo Wolvecamp, Sonja Ferlov, Christian Dotremont and others. Pictures by French, English, German and Swedish camp followers round out the survey. It's easy to see why Cobra's liberating effect on postwar art has continued up to the present.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stokvis, Willemijn
Published by Rizzoli (1988)
ISBN 10: 0847809250 ISBN 13: 9780847809257
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110847809250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 64.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Willemijn Stokvis
Published by Rizzoli (1988)
ISBN 10: 0847809250 ISBN 13: 9780847809257
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0847809250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 300.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds