Karel Appel, was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet and founder of COBRA movement.  He was one of its most enthusiastic exponents and his abstract expressive style significantly influenced the subsequent emergence of so-called informal art. His images show fanciful animal and human figures that combine aspects of fear with childlike innocence.

Karel Appel, was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet and founder of COBRA movement. He was one of its most enthusiastic exponents and his abstract expressive style significantly influenced the subsequent emergence of so-called informal art. His images show fanciful animal and human figures that combine aspects of fear with childlike innocence.

Karel Appel (Netherlands 1921-2006)Figure and birds (1949)gouache on paper 73 x 54 cm

Karel Appel (Netherlands 1921-2006)Figure and birds (1949)gouache on paper 73 x 54 cm

6th Grade Project.  Use therie handprint as a starting point for a self portrait. karel appel | Karel Appel | Abstract Artist

6th Grade Project. Use therie handprint as a starting point for a self portrait. karel appel | Karel Appel | Abstract Artist

Child with Birds Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921–2006)

Child with Birds Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921–2006)

Karel Appel || Smile || 1950 || Paint on canvas

Karel Appel || Smile || 1950 || Paint on canvas

Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)

Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)

Feast in the Garden - Corneille was one of the founders of the Cobra group, with his close friend Karel Appel, of artists who stressed color and vitality.

Feast in the Garden - Corneille was one of the founders of the Cobra group, with his close friend Karel Appel, of artists who stressed color and vitality.

Karel Appel sculpture. A childlike sculpture simplifying the figure into the most basic shapes, as a child might break it down in a drawing. Childlike colours are not true to life but childlike bringing disorder to the figure. The freedom of the child's imagination.

Karel Appel sculpture. A childlike sculpture simplifying the figure into the most basic shapes, as a child might break it down in a drawing. Childlike colours are not true to life but childlike bringing disorder to the figure. The freedom of the child's imagination.

Personnage in blue (Karel Appel)

Personnage in blue (Karel Appel)

Karel Appel, Dutch (1921 - 2006):  The Circus Suite

Karel Appel, Dutch (1921 - 2006): The Circus Suite

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