Get inspired: Musee de l’Art Brut

I encountered this website, of the Musee de l’Art Brut, located in Lausanne, Switzerland. I have not (yet) visited the museum myself, but found the collection of art, and the personal stories of the artists very captivating.
See all artists in this link:

In this post I added a few pieces that I personally found engaging, each links to the artist’s page on the museum’s website.


Artwork by Anna zemankova
Anna Zemánková untitled, undated ballpoint pen, coloured pencil, ink, painting and embossing on paper 20,3 x 27,2 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Edmund monsiel
Edmund Monsiel untitled, s.d. lead pencil on paper 17,7 x 13,2 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Quoted from the Museum’s About page:

What is Art Brut?

It is self-taught creators who produce Art Brut, people on the fringes of society who harbor a spirit of rebellion and tend to be impervious to collective standards and values. They create in total disregard of public acclaim or other people’s opinions. They seek neither recognition by others nor public acclaim: any universe that they create is meant exclusively for themselves.

The concept of Art Brut stems from the French painter Jean Dubuffet who, from 1945, assembled a collection of objects created by the inmates of various psychiatric hospitals and prisons—solitary or outcast persons. In their creations, he saw “an entirely pure, raw artistic operation that the creator fully reinvents in all its phases , as spurred uniquely by his own impulses.”

Nek chand
Nek Chand, untitled, between 1960 and 2005, cement, iron, scorias and wheel, 116 x 75 x 25 cm, © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Marguerite burnat provins
Marguerite Burnat-Provins, “La luxure”, 1930, water colour and lead pencil on cardboard, 48 x 39,8 cm, photo : Olivier Laffely, Atelier de numérisation – Ville de Lausanne, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

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