Audio history of Outsider Art

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Absolutely!

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http://www.avam.org/

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That website is painful though. I’m guessing it was made by an Outsider Web Designer.

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Made me think of…

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One of my personal favorites, which I discovered before Subway got hold of it:
http://rathergood.com/moon_song/
(it’s throwing a hissy fit about Flash, legitimately rather than as part of a driveby attack)

‘Outsider Art’ has been around since anyone produced a piece of art or decoration or even things as homely as quilts and political cartoons without benefit of formal art education.

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I’d say “can we incorporate Outsider Art in Regular Art”?

Well, it’s not like I want to ever miss the uniqueness that they bring to the table but diversity makes the universe beautiful. So I think it will be beautiful to see the outcome of this collaboration.

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I find the “outsider art” created by the mentally disturbed to be much more interesting than the stuff created by others in the same category… and my favorite of all is everything done by Heinrich Anton Müller, these done while he was institutionalized after suffering a mental breakdown. Fans of the Quay Brothers animation should recognize the bicycle riding figure in the lower left panel:

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Which is why I posted the AVAM link. They have done a wonderful job doing just that.

http://www.avam.org/permanent-collection/robot-family.shtml

If anybody is ever in the Baltimore area it’s a must see.

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