extracted from Jean Dubuffet "L’art brut préféré aux arts culturels", Galerie René Drouin, Paris, 1949.
this [Art Brut] we mean pieces of work executed by people untouched by
artistic culture, in which therefore mimicry, contrary to what happens
in intellectuals, plays little or no part, so that their authors draw
everything (subjects, choice of materials employed, means of
transposition, rhythms, ways of writing, etc.) from their own depths and
not from clichés of classical art or art that is fashionable. Here we
are witnessing an artistic operation that is completely pure, raw,
reinvented in all its phases by its author, based solely on his own
impulses. Art, therefore, in which is manifested the sole function of
invention, and not those, constantly seen in cultural art, of the
chameleon and the monkey.
extracted from Michel Thévoz "Art brut, psychose et médiumnité", Editions de la Différence, Paris, 1990, pp. 34-35.
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