Pieces of broken crockery give rise to an extraordinary example of Outsider Art: La Maison Picassiette. Combining the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) with art déco, the artist's imagination resonates through all sorts of different media, including the walls, floors, ceilings, courtyards and gardens.
La Maison Picassiette is a remarkable example of Outsider Art. Decorator/architect Raymond Isidore was a self-taught artist going under the derisory moniker of Picassiette, who went on to transform every area of his home into an artistic medium, including the walls, ceilings, courtyards and gardens. This enormous tableau, an artwork that was the product of an entire life's work stemming from Picassiette's imagination, comprises around 15 tons of different materials forming the artist's palette, which includes pieces of broken crockery, glass and earthenware, as well, of course, as plates. An extraordinary artwork created by an unusual artist, which was awarded France's 20th century Heritage status in the Centre-Val de Loire in June 2016.