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CoBrA:

Creatività e provocazione – Between creativity and taunt.

One of the most important exhibitions in the United States of America of the radical post-war Cobra group of artists and poets opens to the public at the MOdenArte Gallery, at Gallery Center in Boca Raton, Florida on December 7, 2006. Comprising over 40 artworks by six artists, it includes a major collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by each of the key figures: Alechinsky, Appel, Corneille, Doucet, Lucebert and Stolpe. The main focus of the show is to exhibit the last important European art group.

The name Cobra was coined in 1948 by the Belgian poet Christian Dotremont from the three cities where the main participants lived: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Explosively expressive, with an emphasis on myth and the untutored art of children and the mentally ill, the Cobra artists were anti-elitist in their desire to address a universal public. It is the expression of a protest against the attempt of renewal of Parisian artistic predominance, following the spirit of German expressionism. Painting and drawing spontaneously, they produced imagery teeming with fantastic creatures and exuding intense emotions, such as rage, joy and humour. Cobra was also anti-specialist and collaborative: poets painted and organised exhibitions, artists wrote manifestos and illustrated and published books of poetry.

The exhibition has been selected by Peter Femfert, an expert on the CoBrA movement, with Marco Bignardi, Director of the gallery, Emilio Marozzi, the assistant director and a team of his associates.

An illustrated catalogue, published by the MOdenArte Gallery, with essays by Maurizio Vanni, the curator of the show, accompanies the exhibition.

CoBrA: Creatività e provocazione will displayed at the MOdenArte Gallery from December, 7 to December, 31 - 2006.

Image: Seated Nude, Appel, oil on canvas, MOdenArte Collection

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm - Closed Sunday

For further information please contact the gallery at Phone: +1. 561.241.6239, Fax: +1.561.241.6360




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