(French: “raw art”). A term coined by French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture, such as graffiti, folk art, and the work of the mentally ill, prisoners and children. See also: outsider art.
Carlo Zinelli. Untitled. Gouache on paper. 1961. Collection de l’Art Brut. Lausanne, Switzerland.