"Raw Art" (Jean Dubuffet)
Definition of Raw Art, according to Jean Dubuffet:
"We mean by this term those works executed by people devoid of artistic culture, in which, therefore, imitation, unlike what takes place in intellectuals, plays little or no part, so that their authors draw all (subjects, choice of materials, means of transposition, rhythms, manners of writing, etc.) from their own collections and not clichés of classic or fashionable art. We thus witness the artistic operation in its pure, raw state, totally reinvented from all its phases by its author solely from his own impulses. An art therefore where uniquely the function of invention manifests itself, and not those - constant in Cultural Art - of the chameleon and monkey."