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“Unique and fascinating museum”

Collection de l'Art Brut
Ranked #2 of 86 things to do in Lausanne
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unique and fascinating museum”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Well worth the uphill walk from the station! This museum is fascinating and unusual collection. Definition of Art Brut is not clear, but basically seems to be art by mentally ill or disturbed. The collection is extensive. Of course it is very mixed, but some of it is really good. Worth visiting either if you are interested in art, or in mental illness (or both).

Visited March 2014
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İstanbul
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very interesting piece of art!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Definitely worth a visit for the art lovers.very intriguing pieces of the mentally insane or disoriented people.

Visited February 2014
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Krakow, Poland
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“Powerful insight into disturbed minds!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised, I really didn't expect that I will like it so much. I was expecting some childish l'art naif and, yes, part of the exhibition was in this style. But mostly it was either extremely precise or brilliantly chaotic. Sometimes I was wondering if it was created by genius or lunatic. It really makes you think about human mind, life and art and that is what the good collection of art should do. Absolutely recommended!

Visited January 2014
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Sao Paulo
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Most amazing museum in town”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Should you visit Lausanne, do not miss this jaw-dropping attraction. It is a collection of art pieces made by people with serious psychiatric conditions, and some of them are absolutely impressive. Includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, writings, dresses, etc. Free every 1st saturday of the month.

Visited January 2014
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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“Interesting perspective on l'art pour l'art”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great to see a collection of art that comes from a different perspective than commonly encountered.
Certainly worth a visit when in Lausanne.

Visited December 2013
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