Cobra was Europe’s post World War II avant-garde art movement which takes its name from the initials of its members’ capital cities: Co-penhagen, Br-ussels and A-msterdam. It was founded in 1948 and lasted until 1951. The art is semi-abstract expressionism with brilliant colour, violent brushwork and distorted figures. Dutch members of the movement include Karel Appel and Anton Constant.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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