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Why art is important

 
  • Art helps you understand and appreciate the world and yourself

  • It helps with emotional blue-balls

  • The work does not have to be ‘good’ to be worthwhile

  • Embrace the beginners mindset

  • Art does not have to be a solitary event

  • Make art, you’ll enjoy your life more

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
— Picasso
 

See below a selection of art I’ve created in the last 6 months. It’s crap, but its honest and I’ve put everything into it. So go ahead mock the art of disabled. x

 

What is outsider art?

Jean Dubuffet saw fine art as dominated by academic training, which he referred to as ‘art culturel’ or cultural art. For Dubuffet, art brut − which included graffiti, and the work of the insane, prisoners, children, and primitive artists was the raw expression of a vision or emotions, untramelled by convention. He attempted to incorporate these qualities into his own art, to which the term art brut is also sometimes applied.