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Title

Femme et Bébé (1956)

Object Name

Painting

Maker

Dubuffet, Jean 1901-1985 (Primary maker)
Dubuffet, Jean 1901-1985 (artist)

Date Made

1956
1956

Description

Born in Le Harve, Dubuffet moved to Paris in 1918, where he briefly studied art but remained largely self-taught. His real career as a painter began after the Second World War when he developed a deliberately untutored style which sought to emulate the power and immediacy of art produced by children or indigenous societies. ‘Art brut’ is a French term that translates as 'raw art', which Dubuffet invented to describe art such as graffiti or naïve art which is made outside the academic tradition of fine art.

Materials

oil on canvas

Catalogue Number

BELUM.U524

Copyright

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017.