Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

French painter and art theorist
(Jean) Fautrier's exhibition (in Paris 1945,fh) made an extremely strong impression on me. Art had never before appeared so fully realised in its pure state. The word 'art' had never before been so loaded with meaning for me.More Jean Dubuffet quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.More Jean Dubuffet quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With respect to the use of this sparkling coloured material (butterfly wings around 1955, fh) - the constituent parts of which remain indistinguishable - with the aim of producing a very vivid effect of scintillation, I realised that, for me, this responds to needs of the same order as those that formerly led me, in many drawings and paintings, to organize my lines and patches of colour so that the objects represented would meld into everything around them, so that the result would be a sort of continuous, universal soMore Jean Dubuffet quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself.More Jean Dubuffet quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would like people to see my work as a rehabilitation of scorned values and, in any case, make no mistake about it, a work of ardent celebration.More Jean Dubuffet quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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