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Part of Modern and Contemporary Art
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date: 1905–6Accession Number: 47.106
Marsden Hartley (American, Lewiston, Maine 1877–1943 Ellsworth, Maine)
Date: 1939–40Accession Number: 1992.24.3
Jean Dubuffet (French, Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris)
Date: 1945Accession Number: 1995.142
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Attempting to identify desirable artistic alternatives to staid and limiting European traditions, many artists looked to unindustrialized cultures outside of Western Europe for inspiration. Modern artists rather romantically interpreted the art of these diverse cultures to be authentic and close to nature.
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