Artist

Jean Dubuffet

Data i lloc de naixement:
LE HAVRE, França — 1901
Data i lloc de defunció:
PARIS, França — 1985

Biography

Dubuffet was an academically trained painter, yet in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War and the existential crisis arising from its horrors, he sought another order of representation. In 1953, Dubuffet embarked on a series of paintings characterised by their thick paint, in which matter and gesture, rather than representation, dominates. Although the title suggests an image is intended here, an area of earth-coloured paint occupies nearly its entirety, with a lighter passage above that merely hints at a horizon and sky, but could equally be the surface of a wall. The whole is replete with gestural marks that suggest graffiti.

Works

  • Títol:
    Le chien jappeur
    Data:
    1953
    Tipus d'obra:
    Painting
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
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