Jean Dubuffet

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Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More Jean Dubuffet [09/23/2011 08:09:53]
Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.More Jean Dubuffet [09/23/2011 08:09:03]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have always been haunted by the feeling that the painter has much to gain from making use of the forces that tend to work against his actionMore Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A work of art is only of interest, in my opinion, when it is an immediate and direct projection of what is happening in the depth of a person's being.. ..It is my belief that only in this Art Brut can we find the natural and normal processes of artistic creation in their pure and elementary state.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our culture is like a garment that does not fit us, or in any case no longer fits us. This culture is like a dead language that no longer has anything in common with the language of the street. It is increasingly alien to our lives.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no such thing as abstract art, or else all art is abstract, which amounts tot the same thing. Abstract art no more exists than does curved art yellow art or green art.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man's need for art is absolutely primordial, as strong as, and perhaps stronger than, our need for bread. Without bread, we die of hunger, but without art we die of boredom.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
(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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have always directed my attempts at the figurative representation of objects by way of summary and not very descriptive brushstrokes, diverging greatly from the real objective measurements of things, and this has led many people to talk about childish drawing.. ..this position of seeing them (the objects, fh) without looking at them too much, without focussing more attention on them than any ordinary man would in normal everyday life..More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What seems interesting to me is to reproduce in the figurative representation of an object the whole complex system of impressions we receive in the normal course of everyday life, the way this affects our feelings and the shape it takes in our memory; and it is to this that I have always applied myself.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not see in what way the face of a man should be a less interesting landscape than any other. A man, the physical person of a man, is a little world, like any other a country, with its towns, and suburbs.. ..As a rule what is needed in a portrait is a great deal of the general, and very little of the particular.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have tried to draw the human effigy (and all the other subjects dealt with in my paintings) in an immediate and effective way without any reference to the aesthetic.More Jean Dubuffet [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art should be born from the materials.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want my street to be crazy, I want my avenues, shops and buildings, to enter into a crazy dance, and this is why I deform and distort their outlines and colours. However I always come up against the same difficulty, that if all the elements were one by one deformed and distorted excessively, if in the end nothing remained of their real outlines, I would have totally effaced the location that I intended to suggest, that I wished to transform.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I associated it (the word 'Hourloupe', as title of his longest series of work he made exclusively from 1962 to 1974, fh) by assonance with 'hurler' (to shout), hululer (to howl), loup, (wolf), 'Riquet à la Houppe' and the title of Maupassant's book 'Le Horla', inspired by mental distraction.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I took a great deal of pleasure in it, and I still feel nostalgic about it. However, I felt that it had led me to live in a parallel world of pure invention, shut inside my solitude. Naturally, it was precisely for that purpose that it was made and that was why I took pleasure in it, but I wanted to regain body and roots.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What interests me about thoughts is not the moment when it crystallises into formal ideas but its earlier stages.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Caprice, independence and rebellion, which are opposed to the social order, are essential to the good health of an ethnic group. We shall measure the good health of this group by the number of its delinquents. Nothing is more immobilizing than the spirit of deference.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.More Jean Dubuffet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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