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photo:Jean Dubuffet
Cow with a Beautiful Tail
©ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
G0957

  • Jean Dubuffet
  • 1901 - 1985
  • Cow with a Beautiful Tail
  • 1954
  • Oil on canvas 97 x 130 cm
  • Signed and dated upper right: J. Dubuffet / 54
  • Donated by Mr. Itsuro Hirano
  • P.1979-3
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Dubuffet was one of the pioneering artists in the Informel movement. The Informel artist struggles with several problems on the painting surface, and Dubuffet performed a huge role in one of the style's most important experiments–the creation of a new painterly media. While "Cow with a Beautiful Tail" extends the medium to its extremes, in other works the artist employed a Collage technique mixing dirt with his pigments to blur the line between painting and nature.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

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