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Jean Dubuffet and Venice

Palazzo Franchetti, Venice

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Jean Dubuffet staged two important exhibitions in Venice. At the Palazzo Grassi in 1974, he unveiled his Hourloupe cycle, which he had worked on for more than a decade – a series of abstract paintings, in which sinuous, dawdling lines circumscribe regions of neat colour. Ten years later he represented France at the Biennale with his Mires (‘Sights’): vivid, acrylic-on-canvas works that typify the Art Brut exponent’s late style. Works from both series are on display here, along with paintings from the 1950s. Find out more from the Palazzo Franchetti’s website.

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Cup of Tea VII (1967), Jean Dubuffet.

Cup of Tea VII (1967), Jean Dubuffet. Courtesy Fondation Dubuffet, Paris

Mire G 48 (Kowloon) (1983), Jean Dubuffet.

Mire G 48 (Kowloon) (1983), Jean Dubuffet. Courtesy Fondation Dubuffet, Paris

Husband Visiting (1964), Jean Dubuffet.

Husband Visiting (1964), Jean Dubuffet. Courtesy Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva

Virtual Virtue (1963), Jean Dubuffet.

Virtual Virtue (1963), Jean Dubuffet. Courtesy Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel

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