Double side wooden sculpture
Wooden sculpture, double-sided (the backside is completely different from the front). Completely handmade and painted.
Edition 99 copy. plus 10 copy. EA 5/10
With certificate of authenticity signed by the wife of Corneille
Height 24 cm, width 35 cm, depth 7 cm.
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Corneille Guillaume Beverloo (3 July 1922 – 5 September 2010), better known under his pseudonym Corneille, was a Dutch artist.
Corneille was born in Liege, Belgium, although his parents were Dutch and moved back to the Netherlands when he was 12. He studied art at the Academy of Art in Amsterdam. He was one of the founders of the REFLEX movement in 1948 and in 1949 he was also one of the founders of the COBRA movement, which has had great influence on Scandinavian art. He was active within the group from the beginning, not only painting but also publishing poetry in the Cobra magazine. He was a co-founder of the ‘Experimentele Groep’ in Holland.
The poetic Corneille was strongly influenced by Miró and Klee. After the group dissolved in 1951 he moved to Paris and began collecting African art. These primitive artefacts became evident in his works, which began to take on a more imaginative style, like landscapes seen from a bird's eye view, exotic birds and stylished forms. His work is in the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Until his death Corneille lived and worked in Paris, and made visits to Israel where he worked with the Jaffa Atelier. On 24 September 2003 an exhibition of his prints opened at the Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel.