Most people know Constant as co-founder of Cobra and his visionary New Babylon. There were no limits to his artistic exploration and expression. From the start of his career, Constant painted and kept looking at the world – eyes and mind wide open – as a painter. The presentation ‘Ode to Constant – And Free Thinking’ shows why the artists and founders of Museum Henriette Polak recognized and appreciated his art. His work was collected at an early stage and also later on. Their vision on art was – based on visible reality – above all open minded and without preconceptions. Also, they share, in a very personal way, a humanistic view of life. Constant was one of them.