JEAN DUBUFFET French 1901-1985 Gouache on Paper

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JEAN DUBUFFET French 1901-1985 Gouache on Paper

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Gouache on paper, framed, featuring portrait of a cow, Signed and attr. Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), on the upper right corner. 8.1 x 10.6 in. (20.5 x 27 cm). Jean Dubuffet was an integral French artist known for his primal paintings and sculptures of vernacular subjects. His adoption of the term Art Brut or raw art, referred to the art of children, prisoners, and the mentally ill, was a reaction to what he called art culturel or refined art. It was his desire to break from tradition by implementing rudimentary mark making and emulsions made from sand, tar, and trash, as seen in his work Grand Maitre of the Outsider (1946). β€œA work of art is only of interest, in my opinion, when it is an immediate and direct projection of what is happening in the depth of a person's being,” the artist said. β€œIt is my belief that only in this Art Brut can we find the natural and normal processes of artistic creation in their pure and elementary state.” PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario estate