Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Twee dieren, 1948

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Twee dieren

1948
Cobra
5,0cm
x 35,0cm
x 35,0cm
ceramic
Collection estate of Kuiper-Sluyters on loan to Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL

CID

652

Circa 1948-1951

    English title

    Two Animals
    Tags
    Animal
    Fantasy creature

    Frame dimensions

    nee

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Animaux, 1949

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    Animaux

    1949
    Cobra
    85,2cm
    x 70,5cm
    linen
    oil paint
    Collection ABN AMRO on loan to Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL

    CID

    632

      English title

      Animals

      Signed/dated

      Signed and dated Constant, bottom center in white paint
      Tags
      Abstract
      Animal
      Black
      Fantasy creature
      Green
      Orange
      Red
      White
      Yellow

      Frame dimensions

      unknown

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Bonhomme, 1947

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Mannetje

      1947
      Early period
      50,5cm
      x 26,0cm
      x 38,0cm
      metal wire
      paint
      wood
      Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL

      CID

      518

        English title

        Little Chap

        Alternate titles

        Mannetje
        1947 Archive entry
        Bonhomme
        2001

        Provenance

        Constant
        Collection W. Hoogstraate, NL
        Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL (bestowal)
        Tags
        Abstract
        Fantasy creature
        Man

        Frame dimensions

        No

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-Moment érotique, 1949

        Photographer

        Tom Haartsen

        Moment érotique

        1949
        Cobra
        59,5cm
        x 61,5cm
        paper
        watercolour
        Collection Meeuwissen, NL

        CID

        483

          English title

          Erotic Moment

          Alternate titles

          Moment érotique
          1949 Archive entry

          Signed/dated

          Signed and dated Constant '49, top right in pencil

          Provenance

          1949 Constant
          +- 1965 Collection Steef de Vries, NL
          Collection K. van Stuijvenberg, NL
          2002 Galerie Moderne Silkeborg and Gerard Lasès NL
          +- 2005 Collection Meeuwissen, NL (Gerard Lasès, Nl)
          Tags
          Brown
          Erotica
          Fantasy creature
          Green
          Red

          Frame dimensions

          No

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Animaux, 1946

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Twee dieren

          1946
          Early period
          58,0cm
          x 64,4cm
          gouache
          linen
          oil paint
          Collection Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, NL

          CID

          292

            English title

            Two Animals

            Alternate titles

            Twee dieren
            1946 Archive entry
            Zwei Tiere
            1967
            Nachtdieren
            1970
            Nachttiere
            1986

            Signed/dated

            Signed Constant, bottom right in black paint

            Provenance

            1946 Constant
            Collection H. de Jong, Hengelo
            Tags
            Animal
            Black
            Blue
            Fantasy creature
            Red
            Sepia
            White

            Frame dimensions

            unknown

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-Zondebok, 1949

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            Zondebok

            1949
            Cobra
            92,1cm
            x 75,0cm
            linen
            oil paint
            Collection Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany

            CID

            286

              English title

              Scapegoat

              Alternate titles

              Le bouc émissaire
              2001
              De zondebok
              1965
              Der Sündenbock
              1961
              Zondebok
              1949
              De zondebok (Le bouc émissaire)
              1949 Archive entry

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated Constant '49, bottom center in orange paint on black fond

              Provenance

              1949 Constant
              Collection Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
              Tags
              Animal
              Black
              Blue
              Brown
              Fantasy creature
              Goat
              Grey
              Orange
              Pink
              Purple
              Red
              White
              Yellow

              Frame dimensions

              Unknown

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'animal sorcier, 1949

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              L'animal sorcier

              1949
              Cobra
              110,0cm
              x 84,0cm
              linen
              oil paint
              Collection Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FRANCE

              CID

              282

                English title

                The Sorcerer Animal

                Alternate titles

                L'animal sorcier
                1949 Archive entry
                Das zaubernde Tier
                1961
                Het toverende dier
                1966
                De tovenaarsleerling
                2008

                Signed/dated

                Signed and dated Constant '49, bottom right in black paint

                Provenance

                1949 Constant
                Collection Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FRANCE
                Tags
                Animal
                Bird
                Fantasy creature
                Ladder
                Moon
                Wheel

                Frame dimensions

                123,3 x 98,2 x 5,5 cm

                Image

                Constant Nieuwenhuys-Fête de la Tristesse, 1949

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                Fête de la tristesse

                1949
                Cobra
                85,0cm
                x 110,0cm
                linen
                oil paint
                Collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, NL on longterm loan from Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed

                CID

                281

                Painted on his birthday July 21st, 1949, this painting captures the heartache Constant experiences after his wife Matie has left him for his friend and colleague Asger Jorn, taking his two daughters Martha and Olga with her.

                  English title

                  Feast of Sadness

                  Alternate titles

                  Feest der droevenis
                  2015
                  Fête de la tristesse
                  1948

                  Signed/dated

                  Signed and dated Constant '49, top center in black

                  Provenance

                  1949 Constant
                  1962 Collection Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed | K62384
                  2002 Collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, NL
                  Tags
                  Animal
                  Fantasy creature
                  Figures
                  Heartache
                  Love

                  Frame dimensions

                  unknown

                  Image

                  Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'oeil bleu, 1948

                  Photographer

                  Tom Haartsen

                  L'oeil bleu

                  1948
                  Cobra
                  100,0cm
                  x 56,0cm
                  linen
                  oil paint
                  Collection Silkeborg Kunstmuseum

                  CID

                  276

                    English title

                    The Blue Eye

                    Alternate titles

                    Masker met blauw oog
                    1948 Archive entry
                    Het blauwe oog
                    1980

                    Signed/dated

                    Signed and dated Constant '48, bottom right in white paint on black fond

                    Provenance

                    1948 Constant
                    Collection Elise Johansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
                    Collection Silkeborg Kunstmuseum
                    Tags
                    Black
                    Blue
                    Fantasy creature
                    White

                    Frame dimensions

                    unknown

                    Image

                    Constant Nieuwenhuys-J'ai vu les ours blancs, 1948

                    Photographer

                    Unknown

                    J'ai vu les ours blancs

                    1948
                    Cobra
                    144,3cm
                    x 109,6cm
                    linen
                    oil paint
                    Collection Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, DENMARK

                    CID

                    275

                      English title

                      I've Seen the White Bears

                      Alternate titles

                      J'ai vu les ours blancs
                      1948 Archive entry
                      IJsberen (J'ai vu les ours blancs)
                      1948 Archive entry
                      J'ai visité les ours blancs
                      1997 catalog COBRA. Co penhagen BR ussels A msterdam

                      Signed/dated

                      Signed and dated Constant '48, bottom left in black paint. Titled J'ai vu les ours blancs blancs, bottom left in black paint

                      Provenance

                      1948 Constant
                      Collection K. Kerstensen, Copenhagen, Denmark
                      Collection Kunstmuseum of Moder Art, Aalborg, DENMARK
                      Tags
                      Abstract
                      Animal
                      Bear
                      Black
                      Fantasy creature
                      Pink
                      Red
                      White

                      Frame dimensions

                      unknown