Art Brut Body
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Art Brut Body


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Art Brut: Body explores representations of the human body in Art Brut.

This third volume (after Vehicles and Architecture) in the series entitled Art Brut: The Collection, accompanying the Biennales de l'Art Brut, includes only works from the Lausanne museum, some of which have rarely been exhibited. The book contains a large number of drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, reflecting the manifold representations of the human body in Art Brut, while paying close attention to the intimate relationship the artists have established with their creations.

These works represent a sort of hand-to-hand combat; they are 'battles' in which no quarter is asked or given between the creator and his own image and unique personal history. For some the body is the refuge of a complex intimacy, for others it is a prison from which to escape, and for still others a storehouse of energy that needs to be set free and transformed.

Paperback, 168 pages

Dimensions: 21.16 x 1.57 x 25.63 cm