Louis Soutter, the tremor of modernity
Louis Soutter, the tremor of modernity proposes a broad and representative view of the work of Swiss artist Louis Soutter (1871–1942). Unjustly unknown to the public at large, he was for decades neglected by art historians.
Because Soutter spent the last twenty years of his life cut off from the world, forcibly admitted to an old people’s home, commentators have been inclined to label his work Art Brut. However, important aspects of his life have been overlooked: his studies of art and music that took him to Geneva, Brussels, and Paris; his wide-ranging culture; and his knowledge of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
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