Karel Appel - Variazioni sul tema
Again and again Appel tried to connect his paintings- screaming oil pictures in a wild, primitive style- with other arts. His cooperative works with Chet Baker and Allen Ginsberg are legendary. The title of the catalogue "Variazoni sul tema" refers indirectly to the proximity to Jazz music. His paintings can be compared with the Free Jazz of John Coltrane or Albert Ayler. His position in the Nineties, the time where these works were manufactured, becomes clear. After the energetic, raw works of the 70's and the dark figurative representation of the 80's he developed a synthesis of both styles.
The beautiful catalogue is supplemented by an interview by Rudi Fuchs in which Appel demonstrates his approach on painting, as well as his musical influences in a laconic, nevertheless precise way.
71 p, 27 ills, English/Italian
original price € 22,50