Rectangular shapes pile up in a narrow vertical format, with people, houses, animals and trees embedded in them. At the upper edge a small piece of sky. A section of a rural scene is depicted; it could continue endlessly to the sides and downwards. The artist has called the picture “Campagne heureuse”, “Happy Country”.
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Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a French painter, sculptor, collage and action artist and is one of the most prominent exponents of post-war French art. Dubuffet was also an influential art writer; for example, he coined the term Art brut.
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The Masterworks series is a treasure trove of art. Each ten-minute program focuses on an individual painting, with a rich visual survey accompanied by an authoritative voice-over commentary. The selection of works, from galleries on both sides of the Atlantic, covers a broad spectrum of art from the earliest European masterpieces to contemporary works, introducing the unfamiliar and rediscovering the well-loved.
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