BRUTALIST WALL DECORATION

ARTIST: H. BRAAMS

PERIOD: 1973

MEASUREMENTS: H X B 82 X 82 CM , D 6 CM

PRICE: ON REQUEST

Very expressive wall sculpture / painting that evokes the pure, ‘naive’ and unsophisticated stylings and patterns of the 1960ies brutalism and COBRA movement. The maker has composed this fantastic semi-abstract ‘material painting’ by using mixed media techniques. The color scheme is sober and monotonous and all focus is on the texture of the rough cork parts and light colored matted grit sand it is covered with. Matt black wooden frame. The maker H. Braams was a Dutch artist. Perfect complementary piece for a ‘mix and match’ interior.

 

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The term ‘Brutalism’ ( derives from the French word brut, meaning raw ) was coined to describe an architectural movement that emerged in the fifties of the 20th century. It has been adopted by the realms of art and design to refer to expressive, attention grabbing ‘naive’ creations made of rough, high relief materials that forms a contrast with the polished, smooth and sophisticated ( related artists are Paul Evans, Henrik Horst and Paul Kingma ).