Henri Rousseau

From 17 January to 26 August 2011 – La Halle Saint Pierre

Housed in the castle of Bönnigheim, Germany, this collection rich OF 4000 unique works, dedicated to outsider art, is historic. Indeed, it collects a large number of designers crazy, naive, visionary,  self-study of all kind who imposed themself on the scene of the modern art and may have changed it’s aesthetics. This collection is also a pioneer in her mind as she worked to defend and celebrate, beyond the categories of art brut, naive art and art singular, this large family of marginal creators, who invented revolutionary ways of thinking and painting.

Among the 49 artists in the exhibition  Wölfli, Carlo, Madge Gill, Lesage, Crepin, Walla or Scottie Wilson are considered the classics of art brut or Bauchant and Rousseau as the undisputed masters of naïve art. Beside them, Bill Traylor, Boix-Vives, Wallis and Seraphine de Senlis just make such questionable borders offering us fascinating stories of creation inspired and inventive. The exhibition will also be an opportunity to fully explore three artists in the Collection Charlotte Zander but still unknown in France: Bosilj and Sekulic and the enigmatic Schröder-Sonnenstern  whose unheard visions  have attracted the attention of the Surrealists.

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