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Outsider Art

A Brief Guide To The Basic Fundamentals Of Art Therapy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts

The British Association of Art Therapists defines art therapy as "a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication." T...

Warning: These Erotic Outsider Artworks Aren't For Your Basic Valentine (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Note: This post contains sex, nudity and lots of it. You've been warned! erotic adj. of or pertaining to passionate love; arousing or designed to ...

The Stunning World Of Creativity Explored, A Gallery For Artists With Developmental Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

This is Daniel Green. Born in 1985, he's one of the youngest artists to have exhibited at San Francisco's Creativity Explored, a studio space and gall...

What Is The Meaning Of Outsider Art? The Genre With A Story, Not A Style

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

If you've perused The Huffington Post Arts & Culture page at all this week, you may have noticed the spread of outsider artists gracing the site. That...

Outsider Artist Paul Laffoley Illustrates The End Of The Universe

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

How One Reclusive Artist Created A New World, Detailed In Thousands Of Pages Of Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

He Destroyed His Entire Body Of Work Three Times -- But His Outsider Art Lives On

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

Entering Aurie Ramirez's Pinstriped, Glam Rock, Watercolor World (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

11 Art Stories That You Didn't Read This Year, But Should Have

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts

The year is finally nearing its end, and as writers, journalists and critics sweep up the dust of 2014, the editors and reporters at HuffPost Arts&Cul...

Fountain Gallery Wows Crowd at "Mad About Art"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.09.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

This gifted and prolific group perpetually produces works in a dazzling array of mediums, and on this evening I saw oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, collage and mixed media pieces, pen and ink and pencil drawings, digital art and photographs and more. Simply fantastic!

How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most ...

A Brief And Visually Stunning Primer To Outsider Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts

The term "outsider art" was first used by art historian Roger Cardinal in 1972 to loop together art made by people living with certain disabilities, a...

This Outsider Artist Stopped Speaking As A Child, Communicates Solely Through Her Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

Susan Te Kahurangi King's story sounds like something out of folklore. The artist, born in 1951 in Te Aroha, a New Zealand farming town, stopped speak...

Over 800 Living Folk Artists Come Together For Massive Iboamerican Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Leave it to the Natural History Museum to present an art show poised to put most art-specific museums to shame. This fall, the museum brings together ...

10 Inspiring Artworks By Current And Former Inmates

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts

"We artists are indestructible," Pablo Picasso once said. "Even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, e...

A Trove Of 'Lost And Found' Photos Reveal One Mystery Couple's Beautiful Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

Found photographs are the stuff of magic. A thrift box of Polaroids here a forgotten storage bin stuffed with albums there -- the snapshots of other p...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Three Timely Awakenings at the Outsider Art Fair

Perry Brass | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

I had three very timely awakenings at this year's Outsider Art Fair, sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art, in Chelsea, for five days ending on May 11. They were stunning, shaking me all over, and ultimately beautiful.

What Exactly Is Outsider Art?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts

Outsider art has always been tricky to define. Simply put, an outsider artist is one who is self-taught and thus removed from art world conversations ...

Roadside Dinosaur Parks

Atlas Obscura | Posted 02.05.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether its due to the wonders of prehistoric life or bad design, these creature collections remain a must-see stop on any road trip. Check out some of these mangy monsters that clearly spared every expense:

7 Wild Artworks That Make The Established Art World Look Tame

Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

A melting ice cream truck, a yarn-bombed tree, an intricately sculpted beach -- these are not exactly the types of artworks you'll see lining the hall...

Outsider Art in Paris During the FIAC

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Vivian Norris

Outsider Art is no longer on the fringe, but it still takes a special soul and wanting to see and understand to truly stand in front of these works and grasp what is often beyond straightforward aesthetic understanding.

Outside/Inside: All Around the Brutal Barn

Frank Browning | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

If there is any single emotion that seems to mark what has been called "outsider art" it is surely the utter, horrifying, thoroughly transcendent sense of "aloneness."

Vilma Eid: Champion of Outsider Artists

Simon Watson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

We appear to be living in a rare and refreshingly pivotal moment when the rigid grip of a small group of art professionals is loosening and rigid definitions of what constitutes an artwork and who can be considered an artist are evolving.

Resisting the Whitening of Bill Traylor: Why We Should Remember the Slave and Sharecropper As Much As the Artist

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Putting Traylor at the forefront of the mid-20th century African-American context for art today seems an act of reclamation that, in addition to restoring the African-American artistic heritage, also dispels the unfortunate aura of Outsiderism,

(LOOK) Light Saber Pool Noodles: From Mommy Blog to Art Form, In Photos

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Mary Pauline Lowry

When Bryon Martin's daughter, Zabelle, asked to have a Star Wars themed party for her 5th birthday, Martin stumbled into an unexpected art form: the light saber pool noodle.