CoBrA art movement
CoBrA was formed on 8 November 1948 during an international artists’ congress in Paris by artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. The artists strove to oppose academia and reverted to primitive or outsider art. CoBrA was characterised by childlike drawings with a spontaneous and innocent character. The work of the Dutch founders of CoBrA – Appel, Corneille and Constant – was crucial for the development of modern art in the Netherlands.
Cobra and more
Visit the Cobra Museum of Modern Art and immerse yourself in the most important post-war art movement of the Netherlands. All forms of art in the collection and all the artists involved in the movement are represented in an architectural tour de force by architect Wim Quist. In addition to the masterpieces from the CoBrA art movement, a wing has been set up with pieces from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen.
The Museum is located in the verdant municipality of Amstelveen, which borders Amsterdam. In less than 40 minutes, a bus or tram will whisk you away from the heart of Amsterdam and drop you off at the main entrance to the Cobra Museum.