Childlike innocence, bright colored paint and bird-like abstractions. The current exhibition at the Cobra Museum (Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen) reveals shared fascinations on the parts of both Paul Klee and artists of the Cobra movement for the wondrous, imaginary world of the child. This in-depth exhibition at the Cobra Museum reveals shared fascinations on the parts of both Paul Klee (1879-1940) and artists of the Cobra movement for the wondrous, imaginary world of the child.
Over 130 masterpieces by Paul Klee and 120 by Cobra artists (Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Eugène Brands, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky and others) can be seen in this this exhibition.
The exhibition ‘Klee and Cobra: A Child’s Play‘ is centered around five themes: the imagination of the child, fantastic animals, acrobatics, masks and aggression.
“Visitors will experience how both Klee and the post-war Cobra artists translated the free expression of children into radical new art, which still today remains colourful, spontaneous, raw and pure” (Cobra Museum).
Cobra Museum (Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen) is easily accessible from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Take either Tram 5 (stop: Amstelveen Binnenhof) or 51 Metro (stop: Amstelveen Centrum). The museum is Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday.