CoBrA (acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam) is the most important European avant-garde movement after World War II. About fifty experimental artists from all across the continent connected in 1948-1951 through a direct and spontaneous way of expressing. They recognized themselves in experimental art and the distinctive theories of the Danish, Belgian and Dutch founders: Art for everyone, by everyone. They wanted to take away from academicism and were inspired by children’s drawings, folk art and medieval frescoes. In short by all sorts of art outside the classical box. Together they formed an extensive movement, with many followers, manifestations, expressions and collaborations in all fields of the arts. Cobra has been and is extremely significant for both the Dutch and international art scene.