Dubuffet, Lévi-Strauss, and the Idea of Art Brut

@article{Minturn2004DubuffetLA,
  title={Dubuffet, L{\'e}vi-Strauss, and the Idea of Art Brut},
  author={Kent Mitchell Minturn},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={247 - 258}
}
  • K. Minturn
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Art
  • RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics
In early 1945, just months after the Liberation, the French artist and writer Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) began his search for examples of art brut, or, as he would come to define it, art produced by untrained, isolated, or illiterate individuals "unscathed by artistic culture."1 In June of 1948, Dubuffet, along with five others?Jean Paulhan (a writer, linguist, and Editor of the La Nouvelle Revue Fran?aise), Andr? Breton, Charles Ration (a Parisian dealer in African art), Michel Tapi? (an art… 
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