The ‘COBRA‘ group of artists – formed by artists Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christine Dotremont, Asger Jorn and Joseph Noiret in 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris. They had a manifesto as such groups did – a unifying doctrine of using complete colour and form and antipathy towards the Surrealists and Marxists. Their work was inspired by primitive art and from childrens’ drawings.
Man Ray is well represented, we were also fortunate to see a large exhibition of his work in London this summer. These photographs , part of a larger series than you see here were commissioned by an Electricity company.
Malevich has a large body of work in the Stedelijk Museum collection.
When I had my art gallery in Brisbane I represented John Nixon the Australian artist who frequently referred to Malevich.
The first time I had encountered this artist, but I will save more of his work for a separate post.
Our Amsterdam landlord provided us with a ‘Museumkaart‘ and since the majority of museums charge 15 euro each for entry that was quite a saving. The Museumkaarts are around 45 euros and allow a year’s entry. We were also able to skip the queues, that is a bonus we lapped up. There were many more museums we visited and I will share them with you on another post.