Dubuffet Drawings : 1935 -1962
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) achieved international recognition in the late 1940s for his paintings inspired by children's drawings, the art of psychiatric patients, and graffiti. Drawing played a major role in the development of his art as he explored on paper new subjects and techniques, experimenting with nontraditional tools and modes of application.
This book accompanies an exhibition devote hosted at the Morgan Library & Museum and the Hammer Museum and is the first volume dedicated to his works on paper. Dubuffet Drawings: 1935-1962 features more than one hundred drawings representing Dubuffet's development during his most innovative decades - the 1940s and 1950s - includes rarely seen works and major loans from public and private collections in the United States and France.
There are three main sections of this catalogue: Essays, Letters, and Illustrations. The essays are intelligent, factual, and well written. The Letters section is a select introduction to the correspondence that Dubuffet kept that documents his opinions of art and drawing. The French originals are also provided alongside the English translations. The final section contains full-page reproductions with commentaries based on the decade, Dubuffet’s stylistic intentions, subject matter, or experimentations with different mediums.
Recommended by the New York Times - Books and Museum Treats for Art Lovers 2016
- Author: Isabelle Dervaux, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum
- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Date published: November 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500519011
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 23.0 cm