Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it; it runs away as soon as one says its name; it loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called. Jean Dubuffet

Who says that art must have an impeccable technique? For Jean Dubuffet, art is where we least expect it, where one forgets our own name. The Art Brut, founded by Dubuffet, considered creating art out of artistic culture, and away from the official production. For Dubuffet, valid art is produced in the most marginalized and least knowledgeable sections of institutional art, as children, prisoners and mental patients, because only they develop a natural art away from education. Therefore, Dubuffet created an art that appealed to what is intrinsically human and not what psopld has learned, a completely free expression of intellectual concerns, in which elementary and child figures are created.

Source and images: ©Jean Dubuffet

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