Lucebert

Lucebert

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk) (15 September 1924 - 10 May 1994) was a Dutch artist who first became known as the poet of the COBRA movement. He was born in Amsterdam in 1924. He entered the Institute for Arts and Crafts in 1938 and took part in the first exhibition of the COBRA group at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1949. He died on 10 May 1994 in Alkmaar, Netherlands.Lucebert's talent was discovered when he started working for his father after school. After half a year of art school, he chose to be homeless between 1938 and 1947. In 1947, a Franciscan convent offered him a roof over his head, in exchange for a huge mural painting. Because the nuns could not appreciate his work, they had it painted over with white paint entirely. He belonged to the Dutch literary movement of De Vijftigers. They were highly influenced by the European avant-garde movement COBRA. So was Lucebert, especially in his early work. His art reflects a rather pessimistic view on the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135966502
  • 9786135966503