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 Size: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.
ID #w-3331

Historical Description

Karel Appel Flying in Blue Sky, c. 1977-1979; 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.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this Karel Appel Flying in Blue Sky, c. 1977-1979.