Karel Appel, Flying in Blue Sky, c. 1977-1979
|Artist:||Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)|
|Title:||Flying in Blue Sky, c. 1977-1979|
|Medium:||Hand Woven Wool and Silk Tapestry|
|Image:||58 3/4 in x 58 3/4 in (149.2 cm x 149.2 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 10.|
|Signature:||Woven signature 'Appel' in lower right corner in black|
|Condition:||This work is in good condition.|
USD $15,000 GBP £11,250
Created in c. 1977-1979, this hand woven wool and silk tapestry is from the edition of 10. This work features the woven signature 'Appel' in the lower right corner in black.
This large-scale tapestry by Karel Appel envelops the viewer in a myriad of color. Bold tones capture the landscape of this work, with a cross section of primary colors with underlying shades of sky blues. The intermittent canary yellows allow for a lightness of composition, while the blues and greens help anchor the piece. The viewer can discern a large visage in the center that appears with eyes and mouth wide open. Abstract figures surround this visage, appearing somewhat animalistic in nature, instilled with a sense of liveliness and vivaciousness and relaying the impression the this tapestry is bursting with energy and animation.
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