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Jean Dubuffet and Art brut

Champion of Raw Art and Redefiner of Artistic Boundaries Jean Dubuffet, a groundbreaking and iconoclastic figure in 20th-century art, is best known for founding the Art Brut movement in 1945. Art Brut, or "raw art," is a unique genre that celebrates the creations of non-traditional artists operating outside the established art scene—individuals such as psychiatric patients, prisoners, and societal eccentrics. Dubuffet was deeply fascinated by the authenticity and primal energy of their work, which he believed was untainted by academic training or the commercial pressures of the art market. Jean Dubuffet, Skedaddle (L’Escampette) Jean Dubuffet and the Birth of Art Brut Dubuffet's journey into Art Brut began with his desire to find a purer, more genuine form of artistic expression. He was disillusioned with the conventional art world's focus on technique, conformity, and marketability. Instead, he sought out works that emanated raw emotion and untamed creativity. This

Tachism: The Lyrical Dance of Postwar French Art

In the wake of World War II, the art world witnessed a transformative movement that captured the spirit of spontaneity and intuition: Tachism. Deriving its name from the French word "tache," meaning "spot," Tachism emerged as a vibrant style of painting that emphasized the intuitive, spontaneous gestures of the artist’s brushstroke. Practiced predominantly in Paris during the 1950s, this movement paralleled the American Action painting style but distinguished itself through a unique elegance and lyrical quality. The Emergence of Tachism Tachism developed as a part of a broader French postwar movement known as Art Informel. This movement marked a significant departure from the rigid structures of geometric abstraction, embracing instead a more fluid and instinctive form of expression. Art Informel was heavily inspired by the contemporary American Abstract Expressionism, particularly the aspect known as Action painting, characterized by the dynamic and often chaotic a