Brutalism is mostly associated with architecture and the use of "beton brut", french for raw concrete. Just as much as brutalist architecture, I adore brutalist sculpture and jewellry. I think it's the abstract, unfamiliar and challenging shapes and textures that makes it so interesting. I always like art that makes me think, the more easily accessible, the less interesting... Have you seen the amazing jewellry og Guy Vidal? The Quebec native (1938 -) studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal and at the University of Bloomington, Indiana. Initially trained in sculpture and ceramics, he turned to jewellry in the mid- sixties. Alongside many nordic artists, he represents the late modernist movement of brutalism in the 60s and 70s. Notice how these first pieces resemble miniature fragments of architecture?
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