Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Festival II

Forgive me as I stay with the children a little while longer. I was so very interested in what they were creating, each child expressing himself and herself without any hesitation whatsoever in such quite different ways.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Headed into D.C. to see what survived of the cherry blossoms after last week's hard freeze and on the first day of D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival. I enjoyed watching some children draw on a "wall" provided for them near the Tidal Basin.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

La Ronde des Images II

"Dubuffet coined the term art brut (meaning "raw art," often referred to as 'outsider art') for art produced by non-professionals working outside aesthetic norms, such as art by psychiatric patients, prisoners, and children. Dubuffet felt that the simple life of the everyday human being contained more art and poetry than did academic art, or great painting. He found the latter to be isolating, mundane, and pretentious, and wrote in his Prospectus aux amateurs de tout genre that his aim was 'not the mere gratification of a handful of specialists, but rather the man in the street when he comes home from is the man in the street whom I feel closest to, with whom I want to make friends and enter into confidence, and he is the one I want to please and enchant by means of my work.' To that end, Dubuffet began to search for an art form in which everyone could participate and by which everyone could be entertained. He sought to create an art as free from intellectual concerns as Art Brut, and as a result, his work often appears primitive and childlike. His form is often compared to wall scratchings and children's art." ~ Wikipedia

Friday, March 24, 2017

La Ronde des Images

Jean Dubuffet, "La ronde des images", 1977, acrylic on paper on canvas at the National Gallery of Art, East Building

Thursday, March 23, 2017