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- Karel Appel 1921–2006
- Lithograph on paper
- Image: 299 x 296 mm
- Transferred from the Library 1989
The fluid composition of bold colours and sweeping black lines reflect the spontaneity Appel admired in children’s art. The central black configuration suggests a dog-like animal in profile. The printing technique of lithography produces a smooth, inky appearance, giving the impression that the vibrant colours have been allowed to seep across the sheet.
Gallery label, July 2005