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Outsider art has always been tricky to define. Simply put, an outsider artist is one who is self-taught and thus removed from art world conversations pas.

Henry Darger

Henry Darger

Article: "In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger by Jessica Yu"

In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger by Jessica Yu

partialboner: “Henry Darger, “ The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion ” ”

artfashioncankill: Homage to the great Henry Darger.

Henry Darger was a loner come artist that saw no fame while living. l consider his work honest, sensitive and above all superb.

Henry Darger | detail of work from Intuit Museum, Chicago. Kelly Johnson on Flickr

Henry Darger | detail of work from Intuit Museum, Chicago. Kelly Johnson on Flickr

Henry Darger

Henry Darger, Outsider Art, Body Art, Watercolors, Folk, Patrones, Pintura, Water Colors, Popular

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Side B: 41 at Jennie Richee are lost in the wilderness in the storms darkness, detail, c. watercolor, carbon transfer and pencil o.

The Realms of the Unreal (2004) Henry Darger worked all his life in menial jobs in Chicago. Living alone and in poverty, he had no friends or close family. Spending all his off hours alone, he whiled away the hours working on a 15,000 page illustrated novel called The Realms of the Unreal. A stunning amalgam of religious imagery, fantasy, and heroic drama, the work was only discovered after Darger was moved to a hospital during the last days of his life.

The Realms of the Unreal (Jessica Yu) - 2004 full documentary (Henry Darger)

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