Today, my friend from twitter & facebook Andrew Crane share this amazing video work where we have d opportunity to see this great artist, amsterdamishen Karel Appel in d moment of work/ pleasure/ new experience. .. I have a lot of other places from where I can share only d video or just d link, without opinion but this technique and style of painting I really want to mention here in this blog.
I have had experiences like this also and I really hope in future to have d ability of traveling inside me again and doin’ this wonderful yoga with d canvas. someones thinks that this is fight, expression of negative feelings some are thinking d opposite, making love with that what’s ur spirit, wind that guides u trough d process of creating. well, it costs a lot of money, especially if u want to do that with oil colors and still we need to become directors or curators in some galleries first 😉
.What a miss that I didn’t know about this video till now, I really like this „cobra“ style of expression. .. and d tea moment on d end of the video, priceless*. He use to say “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” about his technique of bringing those hidden feelings out of his soul.
from wikipedia we read: Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.
The Wild Firemen 1947
..more extraordinary were his associations with people from totally different artistic genres. In the 1980s and 90s he produced intriguing combinations of painting and visual poetry with Allen Ginsberg, while in 1987 he worked with the Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka on Can we Dance a Landscape? at the Opéra Comique in Paris – a performance set against a background of bright landscapes, feline faces and spotted cows on wheels. The reviews were mixed.
Helen A. Harrison for d The New York Times in 1981, said that Cobra’s major achievement “was in fostering an amalgam of aspects of the major trends in contemporary artistic thinking” with “the dark, mystical Northern sensibility that gives their work its peculiar character, so appropriate to postwar Europe.”
She also added: “In short, they seem to have been able to express both optimism and anxiety at the same time.”
It’s a video from d early 6o’s [’62] where d artist/ painter show his childish way of communication with canvas & d colors. Every second he is deeper in his inner personality and from that dialog he write trough d spectra of fast, naive moves amazing moments, pictures that create inside u unique feeling.
Very important artist in d plead of contemporary history of art, that left behind a lot of works that are pretty respected from d art community and mostly if u’re interested u can see them in d most important museums & galleries around d world. Besides this stunning paintings in his collection of works we can find sculptures, drawings, litho & prints.
As we mention he was poet/ thinker also, so for d end of this first post on my blog for this great artist I’ll share few of d quotes that I found googling about him:
– (artists are people) who employ matter between birth and death. Matter is something to use, not possess.
– Every day I have to be awake to escape… …The whole world is sleepy. It is a real fight to be awake, to see everything new, for the first time in your life.
– I’m not a pessimist. Maybe I don’t have a primitive feeling of happiness, that is true. Sometimes my color is happy but not the expression.