View of Paris with Furtive Pedestrians

Jean Dubuffet French

Not on view

A bright mosaic of colors imitates the crude style of outsider art in Dubuffet's Parisian street scene. In 1923 Dubuffet became interested in the art of the mentally ill, after having read Hans Prinzhorn's Bildnerei der Geisteskranken (Pictures of the Mentally Ill, 1922). Many years later, in 1945, he started collecting these pictures, which he called Art Brut (Raw Art).

#1920. View of Paris with Furtive Pedestrians

View of Paris with Furtive Pedestrians, Jean Dubuffet (French, Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris), Oil on canvas

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.