Jean Dubuffet - La Chiffonniere
With "La Chiffonniere," French artist Jean Dubuffet conveyed a woman dressed in rags by utilizing petal-like layers of curved stainless steel edged in epoxy.
This sculpture showed up in a small way earlier in this blog, after reading Large Scale, a book I reviewed for Untapped Cities, I felt it deserved a post of its own.
Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. He pioneered Art Brut, featuring amateur art made primarily by children and people in mental institutions, which he considered the purest form of expression.
While not the best website, the Dubuffet Foundation maintains a site where you can see a nice collection of his works.
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