Daily Artwork — “Apartment Houses, Paris, Jean Dubuffet, 1946”
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1946– Apartment Houses, Paris. Oil with sand and charcoal on canvas. Raw Art (Art Brut) style. Jean Dubuffet (1901 – 1985). Held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA. (Not on display).
“The painting Apartment Houses, Paris focuses on urban life. The buildings are tilted, playfully defying architectural integrity. The flattening of the space between the sky, buildings, and civilians seems spontaneous and unprocessed – childlike. Here Dubuffet satirizes conventional, sentimental images of Paris, suggesting instead that the jollity of the city’s inhabitants is forced, and false.” (Wikipaintings)
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