Magazin'Art

Delight in Discovery

Pierre Poulin

The Art outsider

Delight in Discovery

A brief history of outsider art

The label “art brut” was used in 1945 by French painter Jean Dubuffet to describe art created by persons with no artistic culture. He thus built on the 1920 works and findings of Dr. Hans Prinzhon on the “art of the mentally ill” also called “asylum art”, and on Dr. Walter Morgenthaler’s 1921 study of psychiatric patient Adolf Wölfli, the most iconic asylum artist. While visiting psychiatric institutes in Switzerland and France, Dubuffet quickly gleaned a vast collection of such works that will be managed by the “Compagnie de l’art brut“, with which André Breton will for a time be associated. The term “outsider art” has since commonly been used as the English equivalent for “art brut”. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by HélèneCaroline Fournier

The label “art brut” was used in 1945 by French painter Jean Dubuffet to describe art created by persons with no artistic culture. He thus built on the 1920 works and findings of Dr. Hans Prinzhon on the “art of the mentally ill”…

Diane Coudé

The Rendezvous

Delight in Discovery

Immersing oneself into Diane Coudé’s paintings is like strolling along a quiet pathway, away from the crowd. Her intimate interiors, bathed in diffuse enveloping light, are alcoves of calm and tranquility, conducive to contemplation. One can almost hear the clock’s ticking and the cat’s purr.

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Texte by Isabelle Gauthier

Immersing oneself into Diane Coudé’s paintings is like strolling along a quiet pathway, away from the crowd. Her intimate interiors, bathed in…

Manon Potvin

The Enchanted Paintbrush

Delight in Discovery

“An artist should never copy nature, but rather take elements of nature and create a new assemblage that will touch people’s imagination.” Magritte

No key code is needed to unlock Manon Potvin’s paintings. Animals, human figures, elements of nature, reveal themselves instantly through a fantastic and visionary dimension that touches us beyond all understanding. Penetrating Manon Potvin’s universe is a suave experience which causes us to dive straight into a world of surrealism and symbolism.

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Texte de Michel Bois

On communiquera avec l’artiste par le biais de son site : www.manonpotvin.com

No key code is needed to unlock Manon Potvin’s paintings. Animals, human figures, elements of nature, reveal themselves instantly…

The

Argillet Collection

Original Etchings by Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Delight in Discovery

The Dali of printmaking

On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter of Pierre Argillet, collector, highly talented publisher and printer of Salvador Dali’s major etchings. The conversation is filled with anecdotes and complicit laughter stemming from a shared common passion for the works of the Master, with whom she was well acquainted and interacted on a daily basis till she turned seventeen.

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 Text by Michel Bois

Galerie Ambiance, 81, Saint-Paul Street East, Montréal, 514-396- 6670, from October 18, 2014.

On the phone, the voice is joyful; the melodious accent titillates the ear. I am speaking with Christine Argillet, daughter…