It wasn’t until the age of forty-one that French artist Jean Dubuffet, born on this day in 1901, focused his attention on art-making, becoming known as much for his rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture and good taste as his radical experimentation with form and material.Dubuffet revolutionized lithography, experimenting with surface texture and employing non-traditional techniques, including imprinting vegetal elements, writing messages on newspapers, and cutting up and re-collaging his lithographs and paintings. Explore his work in #MoMACollection at mo.ma/dubuffet.
[Artwork details: Jean Dubuffet. “Poster for the exhibition Écrits et Lithographies at Galerie La Pochade, Paris, February 29–March 1968.” 1968. Lithograph. Gift of Klaus G. Perls, in memory of Frank Perls, Art Dealer. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris]
The New Yorker
The French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet collected works by people whose art was unlikely to see the inside of a museum. They were eccentric loners, mental patients, and prisoners.
Jean Dubuffet’s Primal Authenticity
His collection of art brut, now on show at the American Folk Art Museum, exalts unadulterated creativity.
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[Anniversaire] Il y a 114 ans naissait Jean Dubuffet. En 1952, il réalise la version métaphorique et picturale de ce "Voyageur sans boussole".https://www.centrepompidou.fr/id/ck4zkGG/rLMzR9/fr
Jean Dubuffet, Le Voyageur sans boussole,1952
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Jean Dubuffet | A Widow | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
[René Drouin, Paris, in 1944]; Claude Hersent, Paris and Meudon, France (in 1954); his former wife, Hélène Hersent-Anavi, Paulhiac, France (by 1957–d. 1981; her estate, 1981–84; her estate sale, Sotheby's, London, March 27, 1984, no. 40, sold to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1984–d. 1989; stoc…
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Happy birthday to French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet, born this day in 1901. In “A Widow,” we see Dubuffet’s rejection of traditional portraiture, which he regarded as facile imitation. Instead of conveying a sitter's likeness or personality, he focused on certain odd features, which he then exaggerated.
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985) | A Widow | 1943
Jean Dubuffet. "Bird Perched on the Corner of the Wall (Angle de mur à l’oiseau perché)" from the supplementary suite for the book "Walls (Les Murs)" by Eugène Guillevic. 1945]
"Exemplary... makes us appreciate Dubuffet as a restless innovator and recycler." - The New York Times on the current exhibition "Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground."
Jean Dubuffet at Museum of Modern Art
“Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground,” at the Museum of Modern Art, presents works made with sand, dirt and gravel from this Art Brut founder.
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