Monday, September 10, 2012

Art brut

Art brut refers to raw or rough art and often is used to describe art of the insane. Alabama mud artist Jimmy Sudduth wasn't loco but his art could be raw. The top image is the devil. The middle painting is a woman whose shirt or jacket looks like a ribcage. What is she holding? Cotton candy from a country fair? The bottom portrait might be Lady Liberty or an American Indian -- both were popular subjects with Sudduth, who died five years ago this month.


  1. He sure could hit it, couldn't he? An art dealer once criticized him that I recall...but please. Look at what else is out there passing for art. Thanks for sharing these. This is rich work, no matter the context. Jim Linderman

  2. Thanks, Jim. When he was on he was spectacular.