Collection de l'Art Brut

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Collection de l'Art Brut
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DAR
Lausanne, Switzerland13 contributions
a place to go
Jan 2020
No doubts this is a place to go at least once, if you are in Lausanne. Just be ready to digest the information there and see another face of the world.
Written 6 March 2020
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Julie A
2 contributions
My favorite part of the trip
Jan 2020 • Solo
I was so fascinated by this mxuseum. Perfect place to visit alone, or with an introverted friend. ☺️ I spent 3-4 hours there, slowly walking around the exhibits, reading the artists' interesting bios, watching some that had 10 minute documentary-style videos, and absorbing the art. Each artist's work had such a unique and indescribable quality. I was there on a Tuesday and it was extremely silent (don't wear squeaky shoes!), but in a good introspective way. I'd go back!
Written 25 January 2020
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JGabbard
35 contributions
One of my favorite museums in the world!
Jan 2020
The unexpected, the unusual, a home for outsider art before there was even such a category. Naive, regional and outsider artists convene in one outstanding collection of truly rarified art. Don't miss the tattoo collection (yes actual skin) dating from the 19th century. If you like strange exotic and esoteric art, this is the place for you!
Written 6 January 2020
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mansard1819
Winnipeg, Canada123 contributions
A very different collection
Nov 2019
We were “blown away” with the variety of art in this museum. Very unusual and interesting. It was an uneasy feeling being around this art that was produced by people who were institutionalized. How does one respond?
Written 19 November 2019
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a-travelin-foodie
United States899 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2019
Quite an interesting collection. Nice blurbs about the artists and their histories (English and French). Also an audio guide that can give you a little more about some of the pieces, but mostly they read what was on the written blurbs, though listening lets you walk around and more closely observe the works.There is a lift, but make sure you go all the way to the top (not accessible by lift). Wish there were places to sit down and view, or rest from the stairs, but there was just one sofa and it was full on my visit. This is generally not my preferred type of art, but the artists stories made the works more interesting. Afterwards, enjoyed sitting on a bench in the park behind to rest my feet and get a nice view of the mountains across the lake.
Written 14 November 2019
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Lari M
Victoria, Canada32 contributions
Hit and miss but though provoking
Oct 2019
A display by those outside the mainstream, including some who were insane, not every display is accessible. Some are clearly using art to retreat, and the compulsiveness in their work is sad.

Others just have a very different view of the world, from a fellow who draws train engines with draftsman detail, or the man who creates seas filled with glitter painted sea life.

Perhaps the most interesting is the work of an Indian sculpture few have heard of. But put it next to Giacometti and it holds up. Why gave we heard of Giacometti and not this fellow, whose name I can’t remember now in an ironic way to make my point.
Written 13 October 2019
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Barbara E
Lausanne, Switzerland279 contributions
A view into obsessive minds
Oct 2019
The museum is newly opened (October 2019) after refurbishment and installation of a lift. Only the small top gallery is not accessible by wheelchair; it displays mainly decorated envelopes mailed to the curators. The museum has a fascinating permanent collection of artworks - drawings, paintings, sculpture, embroidery - created by people interned in psychiatric hospitals, prisons, institutions and so on - and are often executed in a repetitive, obsessive manner that can be disturbing, or at least very emotional, and open up a window into the intricate workings of the artist's mind. Some are simply exquisite, and the media used are fascinating - shells, vegetable peelings, cigarette packets, etc.; the black background and studied lighting sets them off perfectly. I used the lift but came back down the stairs because I'd missed some beautiful artworks displayed in the stairwell. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions which are very well documented. Audioguides are available but I was unable to get mine to function - the instructions could be clearer. Attractive, small library of art books, and a nice array of postcards. Free entry on the first Saturday of the month. There is a peaceful garden behind the museum, and a café next door.
Written 9 October 2019
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SolangeI
Gainesville, GA240 contributions
Fascinating experience
Oct 2019
This was my first experience with Art Brut and I was utterly fascinated. The museum does a great job in explaining how the movement got started and showcases its original pieces very well. I highly recommend using the recording devices to hear the description of the artist as you are visualizing their work. It was very interesting and worth the visit.
Written 4 October 2019
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GiudittaGerusalemme
Jerusalem, Israel40 contributions
Outsider and self-taught artists' art
Sep 2019
The website informed and updated and corrected the re-opening date for completion of renovation - very appreciated!!! not to go in vain ----this shows consideration and attention to visitors --- so i was able to plan to go when it reopened. Very convenient to arrive by public transportation. Incredibly beautiful installation and building, arrangement, helpful staff..
There are no visible differences between so-called outsider art made by people living on the margins and so-called "art art." The art was mostly by people who had a psychotic break in their lives so some of it was very disturbing in its obsessiveness, but extremely, extremely fascinating. I especially liked the clay sculptures and the wooden sculptures, very much like so-called "folk art" in "folk art museums." Famous for Jean Dubuffet having collected and promoted the art and coined the term art brut. . This is a very personal decision how much effort to make to travel to see it. I enjoyed the visit but was a bit "creeped out" by the visible obsessions of the makers. Very thought provoking, incredible techniques, materials, colors. It shows that ART WILL OUT from everyone this is a good message. Everyone can enjoy this museum from little kids to "very old" people.
Written 25 September 2019
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Rute Alexandra P
Lausanne, Switzerland12 contributions
A must see
Oct 2018
Very nice collection of art. Interesting the concept they had. Disturbed souls may well do amazing things!
Written 3 September 2019
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