Raymond Isidore: La Maison Picassiette

In May, I was lucky enough to have the chance to visit Raymond Isidore's La Maison Picassiette in Chartres, France. I have mentioned Isidore's tremendous creation briefly before (click here), but here I wanted to share some photographs I took during my visit with you. I don't want to write too much about the site here, as … Continue reading Raymond Isidore: La Maison Picassiette

‘Outsider Art’ and the ‘Traditional’ History of Modern Art

In most people’s minds, the development of art (more specifically Western art) in the twentieth century appears pretty linear. It starts with Manet – the father of Modern Art - and the Salon des Refuses in France and moves through the ‘isms’: French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Expressionism, Cubism… etc. etc., without much divergence or digression. … Continue reading ‘Outsider Art’ and the ‘Traditional’ History of Modern Art