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Gie, Robert


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Robert Gie
untitled, ca. 1916
Lead pencil on cardboard
31 × 89 cm
© photo credit
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Author

Gie, Robert (1869-?), Switzerland

Biography

Robert Gie. is a carpenter before he is hospitalized in a psychiatric institution at Rosegg from 1908 to 1922 due to hallucinatory disorders. From 1916 on, becoming increasingly reclusive, he devotes himself feverishly to drawing on walls or on bits of paper he manages to salvage. His drawings are characterized by complex networks of cables that penetrate the figures, crossing through them and extending into others. In all probability this motif should be viewed in the context of the tactile hallucinations he suffered.

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