• COBRA. The History of a European Avant-Garde Movement (1948-1951)

COBRA. The History of a European Avant-Garde Movement (1948-1951)


Milestone in post-war art history

>highly acclaimed standard work on Cobra now available in English
>Richly illustrated, comprehensive and eminently readable

Radical post-war artists’ group Cobra (1948-1951) caused a revolution in modern art that affects the ideas and expressions of art to this day. Creative freedom, experimentation and social engagement were the motives of this movement.

In this fully updated standard work from 1974, Willemijn Stokvis presents the history of this influential international avant-garde movement, which included artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. Her study is based on numerous documents, conversations and correspondence with both the artists themselves and many eyewitnesses.

Willemijn Stokvis is a leading authority on the Cobra movement and the author of various books exhibition catalogues and articles about this group. She received the 1975 Karel van Mander Award for her 1973 dissertation on Cobra.

ISBN 978-94-6208-266-3 | 1. edition | February 2017 | available | Willemijn Stokvis | design: Opera Ontwerpers | English | hardcover | 24 x 30 cm | 416 pages | illustrated (500 full color)

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