Jean Dubuffet | Brutal Beauty


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"Art should always make you laugh a little and fear a little. Anything but bore." In 1940s occupied Paris, Jean Dubuffet began to champion a progressive vision for art; one that rejected classical notions of beauty in favor of a more visceral aesthetic. Taking a pioneering approach to materiality and technique, the artist variously blended paint with sand, glass, tar, coal dust, and string. At the same time, he began to assemble a collection of Art Brut—work that was made outside the academic tradition of fine art. Exquisitely produced, Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty embraces a world view that art is for everyone, not just the elite.

Pages: 240

Dimensions: 9.69" x 1.16" x 11.31"

Publisher: Prestel