Brazilian Outsiders: Images From the Unconscious in Rio De Janeiro - RAW VISION

Brazilian Outsiders: Images From the Unconscious in Rio De Janeiro

First published: Fall 1997

Jung wrote in 1930, 'The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him'. Since then we have learned to look at art in radically different ways.

 


Around the time in Europe, when Jean Dubuffet first defined 'art brut' as the creative issue of individuals innocent of and untouched by culture, (what was to be called 'psychotic art' by some), a new notion emerged in Rio de Janeiro, that of images from the unconscious. It has its origins in the pioneering work of a psychiatrist and Jungian scholar – one of the first women to be admitted to the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia in the 1920s.

 

This is an article extract; read the full article in Raw Vision #20