Jean Dubuffet's style was seen as a particularly aggressive expression of his discontent with Western culture after World War II.

1945 - 1980

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Jean Dubuffet, <em>Childbirth</em>
Jean Dubuffet, Childbirth

The artist mined the art of non-western cultures to locate “primal creativity”—whatever that means.

Dubuffet, <em>A View of Paris: The Life of Pleasure</em>
Dubuffet, A View of Paris: The Life of Pleasure

Dubuffet’s style is not what it seems, and his title takes on ironic overtones in light of its historical context.

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