It opens with an exploration of Dubuffet’s multilayered notion of landscape, which the artist transforms into bodies, faces or objects. Dubuffet experimented with new techniques and materials, and in the process created a completely independent, fascinating pictorial cosmos. Besides important paintings and sculptures from international museums and private collections, the book also presents the ensemble of figures from Dubuffet’s stage play Coucou Bazar, his unparalleled Gesamtkunstwerk synthesis of the arts.
Jean Dubuffet is one of the most influential and versatile artists of the postwar period. With his novel aesthetic inspired by Art Brut (a term he coined), Dubuffet succeeded in breaking away from modernist conventions and redefining the concept of art, and in doing so leaving his mark on the second half of the 20th century and exercising a considerable influence on numerous young artists.
Exhibition: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel 31.1.–8.4.2016
|Oldalszám és illusztrációk||228 pp, 143 illustrations|
|Szerző||Raphaël Bouvier, Andreas Franzke, Catherine Iselin, Florence Queneau, Sophie Webel, Sam Keller|