Art Brut, Raw Art, The Outsiders, The Visionaries
Howard Finster – “Black Cat Of Desert Storm, #18086
This post took me a very long time to research and write but I love researching about art that isn’t in the mainstream. By the time I finally go and write the posts I’ve learned so much and then I pass that information into you. Enjoy reading.
You hear the word Art Brut, what sorts of images does that word bring you your mind? For most it is raw or rough images come to mind and that’s it, raw art or art created outside the boundaries, hence the name, Outsider Art. Art Brut, translated from French means “raw art”; ‘Raw’ in that it has not been through the cooking process, those works uncooked by cultural and artistic influences. Art Brut, Outsider art or any of the terms used above aren’t limited to just painting. The artists that work within this genre may work in many mediums, drawing, painting, sculpture, fabric, some may create dolls or toys and soil whereby they create large visionary gardens, and others express themselves in writings laid out in a primitive format.
You can read the entire post here and find books in the Arts Division about Art Brut and the Outsiders. You can read more posts I’ve written about art outside the mainstream here.
JUNE 22, 23, 24
Come realize your creative potential! The Folk Art Guild will host its 4th annual Craft Weekend Workshops where beginners and students of all levels can explore art and craft from a fresh perspective.
You’re invited to join us
Friday, June 22nd at 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Saturday June 23rd 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 24th, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
To Register click here.
Come see beautiful quilts in the Arts Division @ the Central Library, Rochester NY.
We have many books on quilting in the Arts division. Here is a small sample of what you will find here in the collection.
the genetic code of Rough Luxe:
industrial grunge shabby bygone old worn raw mismatched chipped faded new victorian taxidermy moody
peeling rusty nostalgic romantic rumpled theatrical cracked unpretentious flea historical draped fairy tale tin brick flawed
the uncode of Rough Luxe
meltdowns networks buyouts financial bailouts mass produced bigger newer shinier disposable
home shopping homogenized pasteurized
As the economy suffers and more of the population has less money, they are looking for things to bring some pleasure into their lives without spending money they don’t have. Many are looking to the past, to bring a familiarity into their lives that they miss through mass production. Many people do not want fancy things sitting in china cabinets anymore. The craft movement is a part of Rough Luxe as more of us want handmade items that have some sort of connection to the person who personally handled it.
We are reminded everyday how we should live by the bombardment of celebrities, their riches and their lifestyles, we are told to have a perfect home, mind, and body. Here design rejects minimalism and extravagance and celebrates imperfection. Rough Luxe reminds us that the plain and simple and unfinished is far more interesting than living with high end luxury goods that are mass produced. it is the celebration of raw imperfections.
Rough Luxe creates a different atmosphere than shabby chic. Like its name it is rougher, moodier, darker and not as feminine. A room filled with taxidermy, industrial fans, a black door, a dark room, a distressed blackboard, a cracked brick wall, and an unkempt garden filled with broken statuary all bring Rough Luxe into our homes. This beautifully illustrated book showcases the best examples of how the masterful staging of raw imperfection can fulfill the desire for a luxury design.
Rough Luxe is beautifully printed and published by the Curated Collection. This publishing house specializes in high quality lifestyle publications and digital media. This richly illustrated book showcases the best examples of how the masterful staging of raw imperfection can fulfill the desire for a luxury design.
The book above is available in the Art Division at the Central Library, Rochester, NY. Click on the cover for more details.