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Outsider Art
This paper discusses the history and future of the term "outsider art", referring to art, made by self-taught artists, which stands outside the realm of "fine" art.
# 69121 | 3,015 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2006 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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This paper explains that "outsider art", also called naif, naive or art brut, is collected by the most well-known collectors; therefore, the question arises when something becomes popular or "in" does it continue to be "outside"? Can "outsider art" continue in the years to come? The author points out that, for example, after World War I, the cultured in Europe began developing an interest in self-taught creators called "naives", such as Henri Rousseau, who were creating their artistic works throughout Europe especially France. The paper presents many examples of "outsider art" in the U.S., including Mexican-American, jailhouse and street art, some of which has entered the realm of collectors and museums, while other artist prefer to remain "Outside Art".

Table of Contents
Introduction of Thesis Statement
Introduction of Terms Based on Dubuffet and Cardinal
Move from Europe to United States
Definition of Outsider
Examples: Slaves, Mentally Ill, Spiritual, Folk, Recycled
Response to Thesis Statement

From the Paper:

""Outsider art" continues to evolve along with changes in society. A new form of work, for example, called "recycled folk art," transform pieces of trash into new treasures. In Mexican-American Texas communities, houses are adorned by objects, colors and symbols that reflect a history over the past to present days. Many of the visually rich barrio decorations are made from everyday castoffs such as Styrofoam cups, tires and tile chips. Brightly colored trucks and cars, tree swings, and televisions act as shrines to the Virgin of San Juan. Windmills and whirligigs are made from soda cans, butterflies from scrapped tin and muffler robots from used auto parts."

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