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CoBrA: thousand-headed serpent

Entrance to one of the halls for temporary exhibitions.

My favorite museum in Mexico City is definitely the MAM or Museum of Modern Art, especially for the temporary samples that it exhibits.

This time, I went with my dear friend Lili to show her the permanent collection that includes the most important artists from the country, but the hall was in a renovation stage, thus, we went to one of the two halls for temporary exhibitions and we had a wonderful surprise, it was a really amazing exhibition we encountered (totally expressionist! what I love the most!).

This inspiring sample is called CoBrA, serpiente de mil cabezas or CoBrA, thousand-headed serpent and it will be open until April 2020, so if you happen to visit Mexico’s City during this period, get the chance to know more about the CoBrA movement.

Asger Jorn (Denmark), Joseph Noiret and Christian Dotremont (Belgium), Karel Appel, Corneille and Constant (Netherlands) wrote and signed a manifest in Paris on November 8th of 1948 stating the political motivation of the signers. This movement was known as CoBrA, the name of the magazine that they published together. CoBrA is the acronym of the words Copenhaguen – Brussels – Amsterdam and also referred to as the poisonous serpent.

Photograph of the group at an exhibition held in 1948.

What is extremely interesting about this collective is that:

1) the members included artists and poets from different European countries;

2) they countered the terrible facts of World War II with vivacious expressions of artistic freedom and spontaneity;

3) they found inspiration in children’s drawings, prehistoric artifacts, non-western art, comics and expressions of folk culture.

Paintings of Egill Jacobsen.
Red and gold, oil on canvas by Egill Jacobsen, 1944.
White mask, oil on canvas by Egill Jacobsen, 1946.

“This form of new art encouraged the masses to expand their own creative potential and to free themselves from the ruling classes. The movement was mainly associated with colorful, expressionists and spontaneous paintings that had great influence a time after the partitioning of the movement”.

I think that my favorite painting was the one created by Carl-Henning Pedersen in 1942, which is titled Fairy Tale Landscape (Eventyrets Landskab). This expressionist artwork really talks for itself.

Fairy Tale Landscape, oil on canvas by Carl-Henning Pedersen, 1942.
Close-up of the painting Fairy Tale Landscape.
Nocturne Fest, oil on canvas by Corneille, 1946.
Close-up of the painting Nocturne Fest.
The People of the Sun (Les Gens du Soleil), oil on canvas by Anton Rooskens, 1945.
Reflection of Asger Jorn.
Labyrismen, Lithography (11 pages) by Constant, 1962.

Constant collaborated several times for CoBrA magazine. In 1949, he wrote a manifest where he expressed his desire to break old habits. He believed that people’s creative potential was constantly restringed by the elite’s rules.

During the differences of the members of the group, there was a moment when Jorn and Dotremont created their peintures-mots (paintings-words), in which the painter and poet worked together over the same surface. Then Dotremont invited Constant to continue the experiment that he and Jorn had started. He saw a strong affinity between the Danish, the Dutch and Belgians who were eager to experiment with a «living art», away from abstraction and geometric theorization.

The tipped over heart (Le Coeur Renversé), oil on canvas by Pierre Alechinsky, 1949.
The mechanic (Le Garagiste), ink on paper by Pierre Alechinsky, 1948.

Alechinsky discovered CoBrA in 1949 when he attended an exhibition. He helped Christian Dotremont with the organization and coordination of the exhibitions, and along with his wife Mickey was responsible for the publication of CoBrA magazine. Alechinsky established Atelier du Marais in Brussels, and this collective studio became the international meeting point of CoBrA.

Women, Children, Animals (Femmes, Enfants, Animaux), oil on jute canvas by Karel Appel, 1951.
My friend Lili admiring the painting.
Detail of the painting.
The White Sun (Den Hvide Sol), oil on canvas by Carl-Henning Pedersen, 1950.
Textures of the painting.
Bordering, sculpted and painted conglomerate by Zoltan Kemeny, 1947.
Willem Sandberg. Edition of the municipality of Amstelveen and the CoBrA Museum of Modern Art, 1999.
Around the MAM.
Strong Breeze, oil on canvas by Erik Ortvad, 1947.
Detail of the painting.
Another angle from the painting.
White Tree, oil on canvas by William Gear, 1949.
Photograph in one of the gatherings.
Untitled, gouache on paper by Jan Elburg, 1952.
God with us (Gott mit uns), ink on paper by Lucebert, 1952.

Artists like Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Asger Jorn, and Carl-Henning Pedersen reached international fame after the dissolution of CoBrA.

I hope you enjoyed this gallery and for sure, if you visit Mexico City while this magnificent exhibition is open, just go, because it is really worthy.

Elena

Esta publicación está dedicada in memoriam de la Mtra. Manuelita María González.

Página de arte Jonathan Nuño

Fotografía MEVM

FIAART 2019 Monterrey

https://fiaart.com/

Cuando mi amiga la artista Atziri Pérez Galindo me comentó la posibilidad de presentar mi arte en la FIAART 2019, inmediatamente dije que sí porque creo firmemente en las oportunidades, y ahí estaba esa genial invitación. La realidad es que tenía tantas ganas de participar pero había un pequeño problema, casi no tenía obra (OMG!) y el tiempo era muy poco para crear una colección desde cero, además pronto tendría vacaciones que pasaría con mi familia (ahhhh!).

Lo bueno que tenía tres pinturas que me encantan y pensaba quedarme con ellas, pero decidí incluirlas en las que estarán a la venta en la FIAART 2019.

Pero ahora venía lo bueno, llegar a Reynosa para disfrutar a mi familia, ir por lienzos a McAlllen y ponerme a trabajar sin parar. Así, pasaba las noches preparando los lienzos, haciendo el diseño de la pintura, dibujando y pintando, empezando por las primeras capas hasta terminar las pinturas.

De hecho, creí que solamente terminaría dos pinturas, una que se quedaría en mi casa y otra para la feria. Pero no contaba con que un día después de una de nuestras visitas a la Isla del Padre (durante el trayecto iba haciendo borradores) llegué muy inspirada y empecé dos pinturas que terminaría en esos días. También tuvo mucho que ver que Atziri me aconsejaba que no parara de pintar, que pintara y pintara, que en los días previos a la feria dedicara toda mi energía a crear (y vaya que le hice caso, como siempre).

Para cuando terminaron mis vacaciones, ya había pintado cuatro cuadros, había tomado las respectivas fotografías y los habíamos llevado a Monterrey, pero aún había mucho trabajo por hacer.

El primer fin de semana después de vacaciones lo dediqué a hacer técnica mixta sobre papel, algunas pinturas e impresiones, y así las siguientes tres semanas hasta que terminé una colección de 27 obras y mientras trabajaba en ellas también pintaba dos lienzos que van para la ciudad de Villahermosa (ufff, por fin terminados!).

Así, el pasado fin de semana fue el primero que paso con la mayor tranquilidad del mundo y con la dicha de tener a mi familia de visita (yeahh!).

Aquí lo que podrán ver y comprar en FIAART 2019.

Pintura

Título: Schöne Frau, 2019
Medidas: 90 x 60 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: This is me, 2019
Medidas: 60 x 50 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: Abstract woman, 2019
Medidas: 90 x 60 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: Into the woods, 2019
Medidas: 80 x 50 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre cartón
Título: Dualidad, 2019
Medidas: 80 cm de diámetro
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: Las dos caras del ser, 2019
Medidas:  80 cm de diámetro
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: Origen, 2019
Medidas: 20 x 20 cm políptico 4 piezas
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo
Título: Mujer, 2018
Medidas: 50 x 50 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre cartón
Título: Contrastes, 2018
Medidas: 30 x 40 cm
Técnica: Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo

Collage sobre papel, 30 x 22 cm

Beautiful life
In/Out
Photograph
Artistic life
Double me

Técnica Mixta sobre papel, 30 x 22 cm

Boot
Print I
Print II
Print III
High heel
Woman in blue
Minimalismo I
MInimalismo II
Dream in blue I
Dream in blue II
Exploring 1/5
Exploring 2/5
Exploring 3/5
Exploring 4/5
Exploring 5/5
L.O.V. E.
All in one

Pintura sobre papel, 30 x 22 cm

Brush strokes
Sketch of Mestizas
Andy
Playing geometrics I
Playing geometrics II
Landscape in blue
Libro de artista mostrando la versión de Landscape in blue
Looking to the stars
Sketch of woman
Symmetry I
Symmetry II

Impresión sobre papel, 30 x 22 cm

Print with yellow 1/2
Print with yellow 2/2
Colors 3/5
Colors 4/5
Colors 5/5
Textures 1/2
Textures 2/2
Square

Mi área de trabajo durante las vacaciones.
Contemplado esta pintura abstracta de 1.5 x 1.5 metros después de tanto trabajo.
Patrocinadores de FIAART 2019.

Página de arte Jonathan Nuño

Fotografía MEVM