With Koen Fillet and Naomi Meulemans, conservator modern and contemporary art from The Phoebus Foundation

Conservator Naomi Meulemans looks over the shoulder of CoBrA artist Karel Appel with the work Bird (1954). Like no other, she is able to unlock secrets from the materiality of the paint. The author dissects Appel’s painting layer by layer. The outcome is somewhat sobering. Were the CoBrA artists really as ‘free’ as they wanted to believe? Listen now (in Dutch)!

Karel Appel, Bird, 1954

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