Jean Dubuffet
Man in a Cap 1953

Artwork details

Jean Dubuffet 1901–1985
Man in a Cap
L'Homme à la casquette
Date 1953
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 503 x 150 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Not on display

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The textures of these lithographs exemplify the technical inventiveness found in Jean Dubuffet’s work through which he tried to break the accepted boundaries of art. For some of his prints he used materials such as leaves, vegetables, salt, sugar and tapioca. These provide the basis for the dense surfaces that suggest the earth in which people and creatures swarm. Many of Dubuffet’s figures are quickly drawn and recall the urban graffiti that helped to inspire them.

March 2007

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