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Mar 041948
 

Reflex nr 1, 1948
including 4 lithographs by Corneille, Karel Appel, Constant and Jan Nieuwenhuys
signed, dated in plate

On 16 July 1948 the Experimentele Groep was founded by Karel Appel, Corneille, Theo Wolvecamp, Constant, Jan Nieuwehuys, Anton Rooskens and Eugene Brands. Later on this group became known as the Dutch hard core of the international CoBrA movement; COpenhagenBRusselsAmsterdam. The artists closely co-operated with experimental groups a.o. from Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels.

They published a magazine called Reflex, a name that referred to the fact that they looked at their works as an immediate reaction to reality, not steered by the ratio; an expression of reality equal to how they experienced the years after the Second World War.


In Reflex nr 1 Constant wrote a manifest explaining the goals of the Experimentele Groep in Holland.