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outsider art

n.
Art produced by artists without formal training, especially by ones who work in an idiosyncratic style and are relatively isolated from mainstream artistic trends.
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outsider art

n
(Art Terms) art produced by untutored artists working by themselves and for themselves
outsider artist n
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Noun1.outsider art - a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artistsoutsider art - a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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It was Jean Dubuffet who coined the term Art Brut and championed the merits of untaught, outsider artists.
A Art Deco B Art Brut C Art Povera D Art Nouveau 2.
The Philippine-born, British-educated, Benedictine-reared and Harvard-trained Ossorio (1916-1990) is now seen to have held a critical place in United States modern art history, both as dilletante and patron to Pollock and other artists, and as an artist in his own right whose prodigious artmaking ranged from abstract expressionism to the Art Brut of Jean Dubuffet and much later, the Combines-like 'Congregations.'
As the only completely preserved mill of its kind in Slovakia, it is a precious historical and technical heritage site.In addition to the functional mill technology and an exhibit about the history of the mill, the building also houses an art gallery dedicated to the art of untrained artists known as self-taught art, naive art, art brut and outsider art.
The artist enjoyed close associations with intellectual leaders including the philosopher Max Weber (1864 - 1920) and the groundbreaking psychiatrist and art historian Hans Prinzhorn (1866 - 1933) who's collection and studies of art of the mentally ill may be considered the root of Art Brut and subsequently, a contemporary fascination with Outsider Art.
"It is only in 'Art Brut' that one finds, I believe, the natural and normal processes of the creation of art in their elementary and pure state," Dubuffet wrote in 1951, adding that "a work of art is interesting, in my opinion, only on the condition that it is a very immediate and direct projection of what happens in the depths of being." (3)
Also on sale were works by major international modern artists offered for the first time at auction in the Middle East: French artist and leading proponent of 'art brut', Jean Dubuffet, and Polish American art deco painter, Tamara de Lempicka.
All of Lynch is here: the primitive movie magic of his handcrafted early shorts; the lever-cranking cosmology and slo-mo slapstick of Eraserhead (1977); the crude body horror and extreme violence of his art brut paintings; the stylized sound design and defamiliarized language; the words and numbers of obscure significance floating in pockets of white noise; the peerlessly intuitive actors (Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Grace Zabriskie) tuned in to his particular wavelength, sly and deadly serious; and of course, the parallel-world and alter ego confusion that has become his stock-in-trade.
In France it was championed by artist Jean Dubuffet who called it art brut (meaning rough or raw) - and David Bowie was a fan.
Mon travail est un art brut qui explore et traduit le quotidien d'un jeune Algerien.