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Artistic movement inseparable from the name of the French artist Jean Dubuffet, art brut continues to enjoy a certain success in the world of contemporary art, as evidenced by the rich production of the artists of Artmajeur.
Art brut, or outsider art, a term coined by the French artist Jean Dubuffet in 1945, designates this particular form of creative expression, mainly the work of self-taught artists, children, marginalized people or psychiatric patients, aiming to achieve a kind of consciousness of "difference".

In fact, the result of the production of this particular type of artists are very unusual and instinctive works, which, apart from particular styles or movements, are extremely raw and emotional.

What is the history of Outsider Art?

The great sensitivity and the strong admiration that Dubuffet nurtured and manifested towards the "purity" of the art of the marginalized developed from fundamental encounters with the French master.

In particular, Dubuffet's art brut was largely influenced in its main concepts by the work of two famous psychiatrists, namely Walter Morgenthaler and Hans Prinzhorn, who, fascinated by the artistic production of their patients, began to value it and to analyze, collect and document it.

Precisely, Dubuffet, who came into contact with these studies, was totally fascinated by them, to the point of believing that the art of the mentally ill could represent the purest form of artistic creation.

Also, one book in particular, Prinzhorn's Bildnerei der Geisteskranken, in which thousands of works of art made by mentally ill people in various European institutions were analyzed, influenced his view of art.

It was after reading this work that Dubuffet began his personal collection, including not only art created by the mentally ill, but also the output of eccentrics, children, misfits, and outcasts.

This collection, called "La Collection de l'Art Brut", was then donated by Jean Dubuffet to the city of Lausanne (Switzerland), where it is still being developed today. The works presented, in the context of permanent or temporary exhibitions, aim to encourage visitors to think about and understand these artists who are not really artists.

What are the most common techniques of the Outsider Art artistic movement?

In reality, there are no representative techniques of outsider art, because each artist in the movement tends to express their inner self autonomously, following their most natural, simple, direct and instinctive tendency. Indeed, works can be created on a wide variety of mediums, such as paper, cardboard, cardboard, wall, canvas, copper and glass.

However, certain recurring stylistic characteristics are frequently found in the work of this type of artist, such as the motifs and particular design methods, which are very obsessive and repetitive.

Probably, these ways of approaching art reveal both a deep sensitivity to the passage of time and a desire to generate a kind of order in an often problematic and chaotic interiority.

As for the materials used, they are, like their creators, often unconventional, as if they wanted to connect more to the rich inner world of their creator.

Who are the famous artists and works?

Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985)

Jean Dubuffet, a famous French painter and sculptor, is considered the founder of the Art Brut artistic movement. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Le Havre, his hometown, for two years, he went to Paris in 1918 to take courses at the Académie Julian, an institution he would not leave until six months later. . During this formative period, Hans Prinzhorn's book on the art of the insane and the artistic production of primitive peoples exerted a strong influence on him. However, his decision to become a painter did not become final until 1942, during which time he was largely influenced by the expressionist master Paul Klee. But it was from 1945 that his true path began, a period during which Dubuffet theorized and introduced the concept of art brut. Always in tune with this artistic current, he founded in 1947, with André Breton, Paulhan and Drouin, the "Compagnie de l'art brut". It is precisely in these last projects that the thought of Dubuffet appeared with force: to free oneself from the artistic tradition to seek an original creativity capable of tracing a new path for art.

Adolf Wölfli (1864 - 1930)

Adolf Wölfli, Swiss painter and main representative of Art Brut, was largely marked by the unpleasant events of his childhood, shattered indelibly by the presence of a violent father and the premature death of his mother. These unpleasant events, added to the ill-treatment that the young man suffered during his work in the camps, led the boy to present serious behavioral problems, so much so that he was first imprisoned, then, once his proven schizophrenic state, interned in the Waldau asylum (Switzerland), where he will remain until the end of his days. It was in the psychiatric hospital that the artist consoled himself by drawing, gradually becoming aware of his talent, which would be strongly encouraged and valued by the psychiatrist Walter Morgenthaler. Finally, it is worth highlighting how the artist has produced, during his thirty years of activity, 1,300 drawings, several notebooks of writings and a gigantic biography of no less than 25,000 copies (The legend of Saint Adolf) , works that are mainly in the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern.

Henry Darger (1892 - 1973)

Henry Darger, American writer and illustrator, is best known for his fantastical manuscript, which, titled The Realms of Unreal, is lavishly illustrated with some of the best examples of Outsider art done in watercolor. Regarding the life of the artist, Darger, after losing his mother at the age of four, lived with his caring father until the latter, aged and disabled, was taken to a retirement home. After this episode, he first ended up in a Catholic asylum for young people, then was transferred to a mental asylum, because he was declared mentally ill. The suffering of this confinement has been largely sublimated in the literary work Les filles de Vivian. In 1908, Darger manages to escape from the psychiatric hospital, but the taste of his freedom is marked by a strong existential monotony.

Howard Finster (1916 - 2001)

Howard Finster, American Baptist artist and minister, claimed to have been inspired by God to spread the gospel through his artistic creation, including outsider, naïve, and visionary artwork. Finster's artistic research became known to the general public in the 1980s, when he designed the album covers of the famous American groups REM and Talking Heads. As far as the artist's private life is concerned, Finster, who was born in Alabama and grew up on his large family's farm, had his first vision at the age of thirteen, an extremely illuminating episode that led to his dedication to preaching. As for his artistic career, he devoted himself to the construction of museums intended to collect and exhibit the specimens of what humanity has created, such as the Plant Farm Museum, as well as the production of sacred art, portraits and pop culture icons.

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Painting titled "À DADA 1/2" by Tommy Knuts, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Panel
À DADA 1/2 - Painting, 23.4x16.5 in ©2021 by Tommy Knuts - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, colors, dark, fight, figuration libre, characters
"À DADA 1/2"

Acrylic on Paper | 23.4x16.5 in

Painting titled "Le Jeu de loye" by Loic Tarin (Doudoudidon), Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Le Jeu de loye - Painting, 39.4x39.4 in ©2023 by Loic Tarin (Doudoudidon) - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Esotericism, jeu de l'oie, alchimie, symbolisme, doudoudidon, brut, art singulier, outsider art, jeu, oie
"Le Jeu de loye"

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 39.4x39.4 in

Painting titled "Superjams Volume 3" by Koen Haarbosch, Original Artwork, Spray paint
Superjams Volume 3 - Painting, 59.1x39.4 in ©2023 by Koen Haarbosch - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Graffiti, keith haring inspired, black and white, monochromatic, neoexpressionism, doodle art, post popart, weird joyful digital, urban street art, marker art, abstract drawing, art brut, modern cubism
"Superjams Volume 3"

Spray paint on Paper | 59.1x39.4 in

Painting titled "Do you believe" by Brazo, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Do you believe - Painting, 41.3x35.4 in ©2023 by Brazo - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044
"Do you believe"

Acrylic on Canvas | 41.3x35.4 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Affranchi" by Salomé Perignon, Original Artwork, Spray paint Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Affranchi - Painting, 59.1x39.4 in ©2023 by Salomé Perignon - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, History, minotaure, religion, labyrinthe, liberté, sculpture, mythologie, morphee, thanatos, salomeperignon, artbrut, art, contemporain, streetart

Spray paint on Canvas | 59.1x39.4 in

Sculpture titled "Ressources  (Réf :…" by Sylvie Loudieres, Original Artwork, Cardboard Mounted on Cardboard
Ressources (Réf : JC20) - Sculpture, 37.4x9.5x2.8 in ©2022 by Sylvie Loudieres - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Abstract, ressource naturelle, sylvie loudieres, artiste aurillac, sculpture carton, atelier artiste, art cantal, art de recycler, artiste auvergne rhone alpes, upcycling, upcycling art, oeuvre en carton
"Ressources (Réf : JC20)"

Sculpture - Cardboard | 37.4x9.5x2.8 in

Painting titled "TANDEM" by Martine Diotalevi, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
TANDEM - Painting, 31.5x31.5 in ©2022 by Martine Diotalevi - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Love, robotpop, popartbrut, figuratif

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 31.5x31.5 in

Painting titled "Plus (encadré)" by Roger.M, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Plus (encadré) - Painting, 36.2x25.6 in ©2021 by Roger.M - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Portrait, rogerm, artbrut, collages, streetart, portrait, jaune, rose
"Plus (encadré)"

Acrylic on Canvas | 36.2x25.6 in

Painting titled "Pájaros de cuidado" by Sito, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Pájaros de cuidado - Painting, 13.8x27.6 in ©2020 by Sito - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Animal, manipulacion social, fake, propaganda
"Pájaros de cuidado"

Acrylic on Canvas | 13.8x27.6 in

Prints available
Painting titled "Pink opera" by Иван Скрипель, Original Artwork, Gouache
Pink opera - Painting, 11.8x7.9 in ©2023 by Иван Скрипель - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Color
"Pink opera"

Gouache on Paper | 11.8x7.9 in

Sculpture titled "Petit Taureau, scul…" by Vanessa Renoux, Original Artwork, Paper
Petit Taureau, sculpture épurée en papier journal recyclé - Sculpture, 7.5x10.2x2 in ©2023 by Vanessa Renoux - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Animal, taureau, toros, buffle, corne, sculpture animal, papier recyclé, papier journal, upcycling, statue, statuette, vanessa renoux, sculpture contemporaine, artpaper
"Petit Taureau, sculpture épurée en papier journal recyclé"

Sculpture - Paper | 7.5x10.2x2 in

Sculpture titled "Masque N°: 008" by Hakan Portakal, Original Artwork, Clay
Masque N°: 008 - Sculpture, 6.7x5.5x3.2 in ©2023 by Hakan Portakal - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Men
"Masque N°: 008"

Sculpture - Clay | 6.7x5.5x3.2 in

Painting titled "Belle île- saint-Vi…" by Mariekverbois, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Belle île- saint-Vincent - Painting, 19.7x25.6 in ©2023 by Mariekverbois - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044
"Belle île- saint-Vincent"

Acrylic on Canvas | 19.7x25.6 in

Painting titled "terre comme au ciel…" by Frob, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
terre comme au ciel 1 - Painting, 31.5x23.6 in ©2023 by Frob - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Color, regard, matière, espace, space, libre, aléatoire, random, love, amore, streetart, art brut, couche, symbolique, symbole, écrit, color, couleur, amour, masque, mask
"terre comme au ciel 1"

Acrylic on Canvas | 31.5x23.6 in

Prints available
Painting titled "L'iris" by Fred Besnardiere, Original Artwork, Oil
L'iris - Painting, 39.4x31.5 in ©2020 by Fred Besnardiere - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Love, vache, sexy, séduction, amour, sexe, coquine, nu

Oil on Canvas | 39.4x31.5 in

On Request
Sculpture titled "I just wanna shine" by Tom Sturm, Original Artwork, Stone
I just wanna shine - Sculpture, 19.7x7.5x3.4 in ©2023 by Tom Sturm - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Abstract, humain, homme, femme, briller, sculpture, talent, or, espoir, ronde bosse, tribal, art brut
"I just wanna shine"

Sculpture - Stone | 19.7x7.5x3.4 in

Painting titled "À l’heure" by Bourgne Bourgne, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
À l’heure - Painting, 18.1x21.7 in ©2023 by Bourgne Bourgne - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Graffiti
"À l’heure"

Acrylic on Canvas | 18.1x21.7 in

Drawing titled "Damian" by Eric Demelis, Original Artwork, Ink
Damian - Drawing, 11.8x9.5 in ©2019 by Eric Demelis - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Caricature, art singulier, art brut, surrealist, tinta china

Ink on Wood | 11.8x9.5 in

Sculpture titled "Taureau medius" by Bernard Geoffroy, Original Artwork, Wood
Taureau medius - Sculpture, 12.2x20.9x6.3 in ©2022 by Bernard Geoffroy - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Animal, taureau, genévrier, sculpture bois
"Taureau medius"

Sculpture - Wood | 12.2x20.9x6.3 in

On Request
Sculpture titled ""Kuszenie Adama..."" by Alex Johanson, Original Artwork, Clay
"Kuszenie Adama..." - Sculpture, 23.2x14.6x8.7 in ©2023 by Alex Johanson - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Erotic, alex johanson, zbigniew bury, andrychów, roczyny, roczyny pod górami, art, rzeźba, rzeźba ceramiczna, ceramika artystyczna
""Kuszenie Adama...""

Sculpture - Clay | 23.2x14.6x8.7 in

Sculpture titled "Totem VIII" by Thierry Corpet (Raymond X), Original Artwork, Acrylic
Totem VIII - Sculpture, 33.9x9.8x8.7 in ©2022 by Thierry Corpet (Raymond X) - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Geometric, amour, bleu, brut, fun, totem, guerrier, vert, beige, noir, afrique, espoir, écologie, personnage, corpet, assemblage
"Totem VIII"

Sculpture - Acrylic | 33.9x9.8x8.7 in

Sculpture titled "Travail" by Marc Chauvin, Original Artwork, Stone
Travail - Sculpture, 15.8x3.9x3.9 in ©2023 by Marc Chauvin - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Men, pierre de taille

Sculpture - Stone | 15.8x3.9x3.9 in

Painting titled "Standing Human" by Luc Villard, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Standing Human - Painting, 45.7x35 in ©2022 by Luc Villard - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Portrait
"Standing Human"

Acrylic on Canvas | 45.7x35 in

Painting titled "Sunflower Dream" by Monica Puryear, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Panel
Sunflower Dream - Painting, 30x24 in ©2022 by Monica Puryear - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Flower
"Sunflower Dream"

Oil on MDF Board | 30x24 in

Prints available
Sculpture titled "OVAL table" by Jeanbaptiste Van Den Heede, Original Artwork, Wood
OVAL table - Sculpture, 16.1x33.5x16.1 in ©2022 by Jeanbaptiste Van Den Heede - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Abstract
"OVAL table"

Sculpture - Wood | 16.1x33.5x16.1 in

Painting titled "It's good to be the…" by Kaza, Original Artwork, Acrylic
It's good to be the king ! 52 - Painting, 24x48 in ©2023 by Kaza - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Graffiti, mask, king, roi
"It's good to be the king ! 52"

Acrylic on MDF Board | 24x48 in

Prints available
Painting titled "untitled 05.12.22" by Silvestro Geier, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
untitled 05.12.22 - Painting, 19.7x27.6 in ©2022 by Silvestro Geier - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044
"untitled 05.12.22"

Oil on Canvas | 19.7x27.6 in

Printmaking titled "Portrait  n°2 monot…" by Brigitte Derbigny, Original Artwork, Monotype
Portrait n°2 monotype - Printmaking, 26x26 in ©2000 by Brigitte Derbigny - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Portrait, encre, monotype, gravure, artsingulier
"Portrait n°2 monotype"

Printmaking on Paper | 26x26 in

Sculpture titled "Mandoline" by Moris, Original Artwork, Metals
Mandoline - Sculpture, 31.5x19.7x11.8 in ©2022 by Moris - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Music

Sculpture - Metals | 31.5x19.7x11.8 in

On Request
Painting titled "LA NAISSANCE DU COR…" by Adele Mosonyi, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
LA NAISSANCE DU CORAIL - Painting, 31.5x31.5 in ©2018 by Adele Mosonyi - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Mythology, Medusa, Pegasus, blood, coral, head, headless woman, imaginary worlds, fantasy

Oil on Linen Canvas | 31.5x31.5 in

Prints available
Sculpture titled "Quatres Autruches P…" by Philippe Tallis, Original Artwork, Metals
Quatres Autruches Portes Ouvertes - Sculpture, 90.6x86.6x66.9 in ©2012 by Philippe Tallis - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Industry, technologie, industrielle, industrie, civilisation, mythologie industrielle, mythologie fantastique, autruche, faune sauvage industrielle, faune sauvage
"Quatres Autruches Portes Ouvertes"

Sculpture - Metals | 90.6x86.6x66.9 in

On Request
Textile Art titled "Ambre" by Lilou Sauvegrain (Kemoji), Original Artwork, Fabric
Ambre - Textile Art, 9.8x15.8 in ©2023 by Lilou Sauvegrain (Kemoji) - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Love, LILOU, KEMOJI, SAUVEGRAIN, CALENUQUEBYLILOU, CALENUQUE, COUSSINLECTURE, BIENETRE, CERVICALES, AMBRE, COUSSIN, COTON

Textile Art on Fabric | 9.8x15.8 in

On Request
Sculpture titled "Sein ,mère nourrici…" by Karen Ossona, Original Artwork, Resin Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Sein ,mère nourricière - Sculpture, 26.8x22.4x2.4 in ©2023 by Karen Ossona - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Feminine
"Sein ,mère nourricière"

Sculpture - Resin | 26.8x22.4x2.4 in

Sculpture titled "HORSE" by Jean Claude Causse, Original Artwork, Metals
HORSE - Sculpture, 27.2x7.9x7.9 in ©2007 by Jean Claude Causse - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Horse, horse, cheval, caballo, cavallo

Sculpture - Metals | 27.2x7.9x7.9 in

Painting titled "La redingote du pap…" by Eric Bourdon, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
La redingote du pape... - Painting, 25.6x18.1 in ©2022 by Eric Bourdon - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Bird, panique, Panik, pánico, paniek, peur, terreur, miedo, terror, Furcht, angst, paura, strach, angscht, frygt, rädsla, skräck, skrekk, temer, trouille, épouvante
"La redingote du pape..."

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 25.6x18.1 in

Painting titled "Lièvre fantastique" by Georges Lievre, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Lièvre fantastique - Painting, 18.1x21.7 in ©2023 by Georges Lievre - Outsider Art, outsider-art-1044, Fantasy, lièvre, lapin, doré, foret, bois, fantastique, argenté
"Lièvre fantastique"

Acrylic on Canvas | 18.1x21.7 in



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