Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

Join an audio described  tour of Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty , led by Lisa Squirrel who will describe key artworks on display in the exhibition.

An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in post-war modern art.

Brutal Beauty champions Dubuffet’s rebellious philosophy. Railing against conventional ideas of beauty, he tried to capture the poetry of everyday life in a gritty, more authentic way. This is the first major survey of his work in the UK for over 50 years, showcasing four decades of his career, from early portraits and fantastical statues, to butterfly assemblages and giant colourful canvases.

Image description: Jean Dubuffet’s Bolero, 1983. An abstract painting with superimposed geometrical figures in red, blue and black over a white background giving an appearance of crowdedness, as if the artist had gone over and over the same areas and figures using the three colours.

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