Outsider art facts for kids
Usually it is created by people who have little or no artistic training in art schools. Some may have a mental illness like schizophrenia. People who do outsider art are called outsider artists. They create their art from their own inner experience, not caring or knowing what other artists maybe doing. The term outsider art was first used by art critic Roger Casement in 1972. These artists often create buildings with strange architecture they build alone. Some of them also do more conventional arts like painting, sculpture.
Outsider art includes the works of:
- Stephen Judges (UK, still alive)
- Facteur Cheval (French, died in 1924)
- Robert Garcet (Belgium, died in 2001)
Images for kids
View inside the Collection de l'art brut museum, Lausanne.
Two images of Joe Minter's African Village in America, a half-acre visionary art environment in Birmingham, Alabama. Scenes include African warriors watching their descendants’ struggles in Alabama, tributes to black scientists and military leaders, recreations of the epic civil rights confrontations in Alabama, and biblical scenes.
Bird made from twigs and branches, by Eugenio Santoro. Collection de l'art brut, Lausanne
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