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"Outsider Art is commonly used to describe art made by artists outside the art world.
Who's the outsider?

Ironically the artworld is split about what constitutes outsider art and what doesn't, but that's probably more to do with the growing aceptance that it's not only artists that create good art. Generally speaking, outsider art is spontaneous creativity - created for it's own sake and not for profit or to promote the artist. "

by Fold Art Gallery

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"What is Outsider Art?

The development of the awareness of forms of creative expression that exist outside accepted cultural norms, or the realm of "fine art", began with the researches of psychiatrists early in the century"

Art Brut means 'Raw Art'. Raw because it is 'uncooked' or 'unadulterated' by culture. Raw because it is creation in its most direct and uninhibited form. Not only were the works unique and original but their creators were seen to exist outside established culture and society. The purest of Art Brut creators would not consider themselves artists, nor would they even feel that they were producing art at all.

Art Brut is visual creation at its purest - a spontaneous psychic flow from brain to paper"

by Raw Vision Outsider Art Magazine

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"Art Brut", or "outsider art", consists of works produced by people who for various reasons have not been culturally indocrinated or socially conditioned. They are all kinds of dwellers on the fringes ofsociety. Working outside fine art "system" (schools, galleries, museums and so on), these people have produced, from the depths of their own personalities and for themselves and no one else, works of outstanding originality in concept, subject and techniques. They are works which owe nothing to tradition or fashion.

A firm distinction should be made between "art brut" and what is known as "naif art". The naif or primitive painters remain within the mainstream of painting proper, even if they fail ingenuously to practise its style. However, they accept its subjects, technique (generally oils) and even its values, because they hope for public, if not official recognition. "Art brut" artists, on the other hand, make up their own techniques, often with new means and materials and they create their works for their own use, as a kind of private theatre. They choose subjects which are often enigmatic and they do not care about the good opinion of others, even keeping their work secret.

Michel Thevoz, Curator of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne

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"The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (which literally translates as "Raw Art" or "Rough Art"), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane asylum inmates."

Outsider Art according to Wikipedia

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"What is Outsider Art ?

Works of art -- paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, and idiosyncratic gardens and other outdoor constructions -- produced by people who have had little or no formal training in art and who produce (or at least began by producing) art without regard to the mainstream art world's recognition or marketplace.

These are people who make art for themselves or their immediate community, usually without recognizing themselves as artists, at least until some collector or expert comes along to inform that they are making art

There are a number of problems with the concept, however. There is implied elitism, for one, since outsider art implies there is someone inside designating these others as outside. And just what are they outside of? Art schools? Museums? The gallery world? Culture altogether (which some see in the extremes of insane art -- the original paradigm for outsider art)?

How outside must someone be to qualify, and what happens when they are discovered by art aficionados and start being influenced by them? Finally, why not call their work just plain art? Why segregate it? "

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"Most ‘outsider’ artists are self-taught or have had no formal art training and their approach to their art is intuitive, spontaneous and emotional rather than intellectual (despite the fact that many are highly intelligent) and they will not be influenced by or concerned with art theory past or present. Their ‘outsider’ status will frequently be evidenced by their physical isolation — from psychological and/or spritual need — and their separation from the art establishment — either because they are unknown or the latter has ignored them or rejected them and their work, or because they themselves have consciously turned their backs on it, having no need for its recognition or wishing to avoid the implicit obligations of involvement in it. "

outsiderart according to Elizabeth Turnbull

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Milliande on Outsider Art

~ What fascinates me about the concept of outsider art is the apparent lack of integration into society from outsider artists

~ to be able to express oneself without any of the societal immpressions that so often limit pure expressin for fear of failure or lack of acceptance

~ I wonder to what extend typical archetypal patterns remain even in outsider artists , to what degree an outsider artist still taps into the cosmic consciousness and expresses raw forms of subconscious elements

~I look forward to learning more and taking Milliandes Visioanry Art Bus to some Outsider Art Hangouts....

~ An what makes some Outsider Art Visionary Art ? For me outsider artists unearth some of the deep felt but rarely expressed raw emotions ...

~ Looking at some outsider art I am faced with something that stirs deep within me yet hides just as quickly because of preconceived societal pressures , yet it recognises itself , its SELF , as if mirrored in total unawareness ...

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