"Jean Dubuffet - Metamorphoses of landscape" at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel.
Jean Dubuffet is one of the artists who have profoundly marked the mid-twentieth century.
For the first retrospective of the twenty-first century that is dedicated to him in Switzerland, the Fondation Beyeler presents a hundred works by French painter and sculptor. True master of experimentation, he gave new impetus to the artistic scene of the second half of the twentieth century. This exhibition takes as its starting point its fascinating representation of landscape, that may also turn into body, face and object. In his works, the artist eager for new experiences has used novel techniques and new materials, such as sand, butterfly wings, sponges, bottom ash, creating a pictorial universe quite singular and of a great originality. Among the exhibited works, we can see the spectacular work of total art “Coucou Bazar”, a spatial installation with partially animated costumes.
Until the 8th of May. B.D. www.fondationbeyeler.ch