notes on Art Brut

As Dubuffet described it, this was art that was not based on established traditions or techniques. It did not follow styles or trends, and it was not made primarily to be sold for monetary gain. It is spontaneous, uninhibited, and maybe not even made as “art”. The appeal of this work, for Dubuffet and others before him, was the unselfconscious imagery born of pure, uninhibited expression. This art subverted the conscious efforts of the artist and dismissed premeditated of what art should e and what it should represent.
– “Art Brut: Origins and interpretations” by Katherine M. Murrell / 2005 / petulloartcollection.org

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