Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication in Corneille.

With Corneille, disappears a truly solar and tender artist, whose
the expressionist colours, lines and patterns marked the
pictorial landscape of our century. Painter but also sculptor and engraver,
Guillaume Corneille Van Beverloo so beautifully named «Corneille», lived
created in France for a long time. We owe the existence of the
artistic movement «Cobra» created in 1948 with Alechinsky and
several poets, an ephemeral avant-garde movement that advocated
collective creation of works. It will remain as one of the great
liberators of color and form, in the line of Paul Klee and
Miro, but especially in his line, simple and warm,
between avant-garde, expressionism and art
popular.