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L'Oiseau Cobra (Cobra Bird)


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99.7 x 69.22 cm
39.25 x 27 in







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Corneille aka Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo  (Belgium, 1922 - France, 2010) “L’Oiseau Cobra” (Cobra Bird) aka “Oiseau né du Paysage” (Bird Born of the Landscape) (1999)  Limited-edition color lithograph, hand signed, dated ’99, and designated E/A (‘épreuve d'artiste’ – Artist Proof) (in addition to the regular edition of 200).  The full-page artwork on Rives/BFK paper with no margin measures 22 x 27 inches.  It has been mounted and is surrounded by gold metallic matting and placed in a black wood frame measuring 27.25 x 39.25 inches.  Birds are a frequent subject of Corneille’s work.

Corneille was one of the founders of the CoBrA movement in 1949-1950.  He used strong color contrasts and compact shapes in his images created in various media, including paintings, gouaches, drawings, prints, ceramics, and decorative objects depicting tropical landscapes and gardens with plants, animals, birds, and women.

1922 , Belgium

Guillaume Corneille,  was born in Belgium in 1922.

After having attended courses at the School of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, he started his painting experience influenced by Surrealism.

He is co-founder with Karel Appel, Eugene Brands and Anton Rosskens of the experimental "Reflex" movement and initiator and exponent of the Co.Br.A group. with Karel Appel, Constant Nieuwenuhuis, Asger Jorn and Marcel Dotremont. Other painters, poets and writers will soon be added to this group.

In 1949 he undertook his first trip to North Africa, where he discovered the Arab and Berber world.

Corneille after developing his artistic path in an abstract sense towards an abstract landscape, during the 50s, returns to figuration and at the beginning of the 60s, impressed by the colors of the nature of southern Europe and North Africa, he shifted his interest towards expressionism.

He died in Auvers-sur-Oise in 2010.

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