Sunday, January 27, 2008

Art Brut

Vie Inquiete, 1953, Jean Dubuffet Tate Gallery, London

A term coined by Jean Dubuffet to characterized art that is genuine, untaught, coarse, even brutish. (Gardner)

Dubuffet gathered and had shows of art work by mental patients, children, jailed people and outsiders. He felt that these people were able to make art without being influenced or spoiled by the rigors of the art world and convention.

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