Karel Appel

Untitled

1960

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Karel Appel 1921–2006
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 299 x 296 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the Library 1989
Reference
P08225

Display caption

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

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