What is Outsider Art?
Until the last century, the urge to create and the recognition of its existence in people with developmental disabilities existed as a hidden impulse. In 1945, Jean Dubuffet and Compagnie del’ art Brut began collecting works of art which he called “Art Brut” (Raw Art). It encompassed the whole range of work by artists with and without disabilities lacking any formal training. Other terms used to describe this kind of work are: naïve, outsider, primitive and folk art. Amongst these artists, you may not find the skill of Kandinsky, Klee or Miro. Nevertheless, you will find skill which these modern masters ultimately came to admire and even aspire to have as their own.