This is old news, but new news to me, so I thought it’s still worth a mention. The Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel passed away at the age of 85 on the 3rd of this month.
Here’s a Google image search of the artist.
There’s also a good article about Karel Appel by Christopher Masters over at the Guardian..
“The Dutch artist Karel Appel, who has died at the age of 85, famously declared that “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” – the sentiment of a man who had reached adulthood at the beginning of the second world war. Yet, like other members of that shortlived but celebrated movement of radical artists and intellectuals, the Cobra group, he absorbed a variety of intellectual and artistic influences, out of which developed a frenetic style of sweeping brushstrokes and vibrant, even lurid, colors.” Guardian
Karel Appel – Born on the 25th of April 1921 and died on the 3rd of May 2006