De ontmoeting (The Meeting), Karel Appel, 1952

De ontmoeting (The Meeting), Karel Appel, 1952

oil on canvas, h 150cm × w 102cm. More details
© Karel Appel Foundation/Pictoright

Taking shape in the jumble of coloured lines are the figures characteristic of Karel Appel’s work: children with large eyes, and imaginary creatures with beaked snouts. In this painting they ‘meet’ one another: nothing else is actually going on. The picture is in first place about an artist’s delight in painting and the freedom to conjure up a wondrous new world with paint alone.

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