The VRC has cataloged 18 images from Marginalia: Perspectives on Outsider Art.

Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts, more precious than the productions of professionals. After a certain familiarity with these flourishings of an exalted feverishness, lived so fully and so intensely by their authors, we cannot avoid the feeling that in relation to these works, cultural art in its entirety appears to be the game of a futile society, a fallacious parade. – Jean Dubuffet. Place à l’incivisme (Make way for Incivism). Art and Text no.27 (December 1987 – February 1988). p.36 Dubuffet’s writing on art brut was the subject of a noted program at the Art Club of Chicago in the early 1950s.

These images are available to the SCAD community in the Digital Image Database with an active MySCAD log-in.

Images clockwise from top-right:

Vivin, Louis. (c.1923). La Cathédrale de Reims. Oil on canvas. 81 x 65 cm. Musée National d’Art Pompidou, Paris, France.

Genk, Willem van. (1950/1966). Centraal Statin Amsterdam. Mixed media on paper. 130 x 106 cm. De Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands.

Lamy, Marc. (1998). Untitled. Indian ink on paper. 50 x 65 cm. De Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands.

Baselitz, Georg. (1965). The Poet. Oil on canvas. 162 x 130 cm. Private collection.


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