On November 8th., 1948, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret met at Café Notre-Dame in Paris. The same day, the CoBrA movement was formed (1948-1951), and today it is considered one of the most influential post-war art movements.
The name CoBrA is from the initials of the members' home cities: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. They were inspired by primitive art forms, children drawings and from the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró. Their work was both experimental, rich in fantasy and colorful. Experimenting with materials, working methods and forms of expression were all fundamental to their work.
Later several artists join the group, Pierre Alechinsky, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Henry Heerup, Else Alfelt, Egill Jacobsen and many more, which are represented with works at our exhibition, "CoBrA 70 years".