60 year CoBrA
In Paris, on November 8th in 1948, the CoBrA group was founded by the Belgian writer-painters Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret. The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A).
Their working method was based on spontaneity and experiment, and they drew their inspiration in particular from children’s drawings, from primitive art forms and from the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró.
Some of the Cobra-artists, later started the Sitiationism and the Fluxux movement.
Till february 15th 2009, the Royal Museum for Fine Arts in Brussels, organises an exhibition of the CoBrA movement. Brought together in an interesting scenography an exhibition with more than 180 works will enable a retracing of the history of the CoBrA movement, limited to the three years (1948-1951) of spontaneous creativity and intense group activities.
All information: www.expo-cobra.be.
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