Cobra marked a new beginning for modern art in the Netherlands. The group’s artists drew inspiration from their predecessors and they were particularly inspired by the creativity they saw in chiIdren, in folk art and in non-European art. They made their art in an experimental, imaginative and spontaneous way.
The ideas of the Cobra movement are still very much alive today. The social issues they highlighted, the urge to be free, to express that freedom in their work, their search fora new vision of the future is also relevant today.