Went to see this exhibition at the Barbican In London. Dubuffet ( 1901- 1985) is one of the most provocative artists in postwar France. His art is indeed 'Raw', but never boring.
Dubuffet rejected the conventional notions of artistic beauty for the everyday, the mundane and the ugly. He turned his back on the academies and although conventionally trained frequently discarded traditional artistic materials, instead using things like cement, mud, glass, tar etc. .in his works.
His caricatures are clever and funny but often quite childlike. He was also skilled at lithographs.
Dubuffet was always keen to experiment and over the course of his career frequently re- invented himself from assembling butterfly wings to producing large enamel paintings and big cut-out theatrical shapes.
The exhibition has more than 150 of his works, a few are shown below.