Sunday, March 14, 2010
leave it to the french to re purpose something german and call it L'Art Brut. personally i see the whole deal as shoving a load of shit down your throat. first off i haven't read 'Artistry of the Mentally Ill' so i can't critique where he claims influence but i know what i see and this is German Expressionism. Or really German Post Expressionism if you want to be a real ass about it, no seriously i love Dubuffet's work but what i love even more is German Expressionism and i don't need it conceptualized into french hogwash. If Dubufette had really wanted to create true L'Art Brut he would have put himself out there reached for those sweet sweet mountains of madness instead of just collecting the scribbles of those who reached much higher peaks.