art brut

\ˈär(t)-ˈbrut, -ˈbrᵫt\

Definition of art brut 

: outsider art … a broad range of graphic style from art brut to bathroom graffiti …Publishers Weekly, 3 Sept. 2001 … this odd Southern girl has been releasing dreamily primitive electric folk-blues records for more than ten years now—wobbly art brut affairs held together with hair and saliva …Spin, February 2006

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First Known Use of art brut

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for art brut

borrowed from French, literally, “raw [crude, unprocessed] art”

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