Jesus - Art brut
City breaks, Switzerland

Sunday in Lausanne : visiting the “Collection de l’Art Brut”

Another Sunday spent in Lausanne. Once again the same dilemma. What can I do in this city on Sunday? I got the answer from this super interesting post about Lausanne, which indicates many activities that it’s possible to do in Lausanne in general, but the one that looked more appealing to me was the visit to the Collection of Art Brut.

Now, to be honest, I didn’t know the exact definition of art brut, so I googled it. According to Wikipedia, “Art Brut” is the French for “Outsider art”, which is art by self-taught or naïve art makers, who typically have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. Often, art brut illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds. How cool is this?! Basically, l’Art Brut is made by artists who are not artists. So I went!

Jesus - Art brut

The museum is located in the magnificent Château de Beaulieu. It’s clear from the beginning that the museum is quite singular because of the black walls all around, which indicate the quite dark experience. This museum remembered me how thin is the line between creativity and insanity. Some pieces are very interesting, while I found others quite disturbing, but in a good way.

Keep in mind: the museum visit is free the first Saturday of the month! So pin it on your agenda! The temporary exhibitions about corps and about Ernst Kolb are quite interesting, so I would suggest going before the end of April. If you want more information about the museum this is their website.

Do you want more ideas about what to do on Sunday? Here I wrote about The Olympic Museum, which is a must see if you are in Lausanne (especially on Sunday!). Or, you could also go for an easy hike, if you like outdoor activities.

Have a nice week!

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