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The body is at once a vehicle, an envelope and a sensitive surface which establishes our relation to the world. In all ages, man has represented himself either in interaction with his environment, or alone, simply delighting in his incarnation.

Soon, however, much of this artistic expression, which could also be described as cultic, began, in a sense, to “divinise” the body. Suddenly, it was no longer a matter of imitating nature but of revealing what is beyond it, or beyond us.

Art brut is certainly not spared this spectacle of the passions that come alive in bodies. Foremost among these are Eros and Thanatos. However, while the boldness of modernism lay in pushing back the formal limits of the anatomy, in art brut the artists insist on the more essential functions of the body. They intercede with us, raising the curtain on the torments that haunt them, revealing their humanity in the guise of a charade. The soul is transfigured, its flesh and truth manifested. They are shown, indeed, in the flesh – in their embodied truth.

Exhibition view of *in the flesh : veritable bodies*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020 - © ©christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Exhibition view of *in the flesh : veritable bodies*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020 - © ©christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Exhibition view of *in the flesh : veritable bodies*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020 - © ©christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Luboš Plný untitled, 2010
23.23 x 33.07 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2015
8.27 x 11.02 in
untitled (erotic man with three women) - © christian berst — art brut
Dwight Mackintosh untitled (erotic man with three women), 1980
39.76 x 25.98 in
Drei Menschen - © christian berst — art brut
Oswald Tschirtner Drei Menschen, 1985
25.98 x 35.83 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Giovanni Bosco untitled, 2008
12.99 x 18.9 in
Untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Antonio Larreategui Untitled, 2003
19.69 x 27.56 in
Artists
portrait - © christian berst — art brut
Joseph Barbiero
portrait of giovanni bosco - © christian berst — art brut
Giovanni Bosco
Jorge Alberto Cadi - © christian berst — art brut
Jorge Alberto Cadi
portrait of misleidys castillo pedroso - © christian berst — art brut
Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso
portrait of Rosa Cazhur - © © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Rosa Cazhur
Spain 1720, 1991. coloured pencil on paper, 12.01 x 17.99 in - © christian berst — art brut
G.C. Deprie
portrait of josé manuel egea - © christian berst — art brut
José Manuel Egea
Carlos Augusto Giraldo - © christian berst — art brut
Carlos Augusto Giraldo
johann hauser, gugging - © martin vukovits foto, christian berst — art brut
Johann Hauser
faun playing flute (untitled), circa 1890. black ink and graphite on paper , 8.27 x 11.42 in - © christian berst — art brut
Emile Josome Hodinos
josef hofer drawing - © © florian moser, christian berst — art brut
Josef Hofer
Antonio Larreategui, untitled, 2004. wax pastel on cardboard, 27.56 x 19.69 in - © christian berst — art brut
Antonio Larreategui
portrait of Rudolf Limberger - © christian berst — art brut
Rudolf Limberger
portrait of dwight mackintosh - © christian berst — art brut
Dwight Mackintosh
portrait of Malcolm Mc Kesson - © christian berst — art brut
Malcolm Mc Kesson
portrait of oscar morales - © christian berst — art brut
Oscar Morales
Michel Nedjar in his workshop - © christian berst — art brut
Michel Nedjar
Marilena Pelosi - © christian berst — art brut
Marilena Pelosi
portrait of Lubos Plny - © © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Luboš Plný
portrait of henry speller - © photo: william arnett, 1987, christian berst — art brut
Henry Speller
portrait of oswald tschirtner - © © gugging, christian berst — art brut
Oswald Tschirtner
Press review
quatrième tour des galeries post-confinement
La Rédaction, Connaissance Des Arts. June 20, 2020.
in the flesh : corps véritables - du 14/06 au 12/07 - christian berst art brut, paris
La Rédaction, Point Contemporain. June 1, 2020.
In the flesh

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