New in ARTstor from UArts Visual Resources: Pierre Alechinsky

Pierre Alechinsky, born 1927, is a Belgian artist who has worked in painting, printmaking and film.

"The Tall Grass" 1951

He is considered one of the founding members of the Cobra movement, which was an international group of artists who shared a fondness for experimentation and had a vision for a new art.

"Leather and Brass" 1961

They rejected Western aesthetics and received inspiration from folk and naive art. The characteristics of the Cobra group can be seen in Alechinsky’s vivid colors and spontaneous line, as well as his fantastic subjects.

If you would like to see more work by Alechinsky, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. And for more information about Pierre Alechinsky or The Cobra Art Movement please visit Grove Art Online.

"Termites" 1956

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