Karel Appel & Vivan Fung
Fri, Dec 3 | Sat, Dec 4 | Sun, Dec 5

“We wanted to start again like a child.”

Karel Appel, founding member of CoBrA, 1948

Remember what it was like to be a child? To greet each day with boundless energy, new thoughts, and brave ideas? Both composer Vivian Fung and artist Karel Appel found inspiration in the creativity of children. The CoBrA movement was formed by artists, from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam, who emphasized child-like spontaneity. Fung’s orchestral work was inspired by the energy of her young son and a painting created by her late piano teacher, Grant Maxwell.

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An abstract painting with bold swaths of primary colors.
Karel Appel, Duex Tetes, 1959, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Jane Haskell