Saturday, November 24, 2007

Art Brut in Ein Hod

The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (which literally translates as "Raw Art" or "Rough Art"), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane asylum inmates. While Dubuffet's term is quite specific, the English term "Outsider Art" is often applied more broadly, to include certain self-taught or Naïve art makers who were never institutionalized. Typically, those labeled as Outsider Artists have little or no contact with the
(more pictures on Ein Hod site) institutions of the mainstream art world; in many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths Much Outsider Art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds.
Sorin (Semion) Kahana
Levendel Bloch Gallery
Ein Hod
Opening Sat. 1.12.07 13:00
To Babushka site
More on outsider art on Raw Vision

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