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Jean Dubuffet Quotes

Quotes by Jean Dubuffet - (10 quotes)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Art category:

Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it; it runs away as soon as one says its name; it loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Beauty category:

Mud, rubbish and dirt are man's companions all his life; shouldn't they be precious to him, and isn't one doing man's service to remind him of their beauty? (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Desire category:

Man's need for art is absolutely primordial, as strong as, and perhaps stronger than our need for bread. Without bread, we die of hunger, but without art we die of boredom. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Eccentricity category:

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Emotion category:

Personally, I believe very much in values of savagery; I mean: instinct, passion, mood, violence, madness. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Language category:

Art is a language, an instrument of knowledge, an instrument of communication. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Meaning category:

Art addresses itself to the mind, and not to the eyes. It has always been considered in this way by primitive peoples, and they are right. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Painting category:

Painting is... a richer language than words... Painting operates through signs which are not abstract and incorporeal like words. The signs of painting are much closer to the objects themselves. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Passion category:

Art is the most frenzied orgy man is capable of. (Jean Dubuffet)

Jean Dubuffet - From the Worth category:

I would like people to see my work as a rehabilitation of scorned values and, in any case, make no mistake about it, a work of ardent celebration. (Jean Dubuffet)