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The Morgan opens retrospective of drawings by Jean Dubuffet

In the mid-1940s, French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901?1985) shocked the art establishment with his paintings inspired by children?s drawings, graffiti, and the art of psychiatric patients. Rejecting conventional notions of beauty and good taste, Dubuffet asserted that invention and creativity could only be found outside traditional cultural channels. In his efforts to emulate the immediacy of the untrained and untutored, he often turned to drawing, a medium in which he could indulge his passion for research and experimentation.
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