Archive for ‘Art Brut’

October 16th, 2013

THE ARTIST’S STUDIO: Jean Dubuffet

Wikipedia:
Jean Dubuffet (Le Havre, 31 juli 1901 – Parijs, 12 mei 1985) was een Frans kunstenaar die onder andere grote beeldhouwwerken maakte. Hij staat bekend als de propagandist van de term Art Brut.
Jean Dubuffet bezocht de kunstacademie in zijn geboorteplaats Le Havre en ging in 1918 naar Parijs. In 1924 gaf hij zijn kunstzinnige aspiraties op om leiding te gaan geven aan het wijnbedrijf van zijn familie. Jean Dubuffet bleef in het familiebedrijf werken tot 1942, toen hij besloot dat kunst weer de eerste prioriteit moest worden.
In 1944 en 1946 vonden tentoonstellingen van zijn nieuwe werk plaats in Parijs. In 1947 waren zijn schilderijen ook te zien in New York. Jean Dubuffet schilderde in een wilde stijl en gebruikte niet alleen verf. Hij verwerkte ook asfalt en gebroken glas in zijn schilderijen. Lees verder….

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Wikipedia:
Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called “low art” and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.
Dubuffet was born in Le Havre to a family of wholesale wine merchants who were part of the wealthy bourgeoisie.[1] He moved to Paris in 1918 to study painting at the Académie Julian, becoming close friends with the artists Juan Gris, André Masson, and Fernand Léger. Six months later, he left the Académie to study independently. In 1924, doubting the value of art, he stopped painting and took over his father’s business selling wine. He took up painting again in the 1930s when he made a large series of portraits in which he emphasized the vogues in art history. But again he stopped, developping his wine business at Bercy during the German Occupation of France. Years later, in an autobiographical text, he boasted having made substantial profits by supplying wine to the Wehrmacht.[2] In 1942, he decided to devote himself to art, painting figures of nude women in an impersonal and primitive way, in strong and unbroken colours. He chose subjects from everyday life such as people sitting in the Paris Métro or just walking in the country. His first solo show came in 1944. Read more….

Jardin d’ émail van Jean Dubuffet/ Kröller-Müller Museum