Outsider art

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A painting by Adolph Wölfli
Emma Hauck, letter to her husband (1909). Hauck was a patient in a psychiatric ward, and probably suffered from Schizophrenia. She wrote a letter to her husband. The letter reads "Herzi Schatzi komm" over and over again.

Outsider art is art that is non-commercial and that lives outside the usual art galleries.

Usually it is created by people who have little or no artistic training in art schools.[1] Some may have a mental illness like schizophrenia.[1] People who do outsider art are called outsider artists. They create their art from their own inner experience, not caring or knowing what other artists maybe doing. The term outsider art was first used by art critic Roger Casement in 1972.[1] These artists often create buildings with strange architecture they build alone. Some of them also do more conventional arts like painting, sculpture.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Moran, Lisa (2005). "The National College of Art and Design - Visual Culture". ncad.ie. Retrieved 21 August 2012.