|all pictures thanks to Justyna Orlovska|
from her website Off the beaten track
Outsider Environments Europe
an inventory and documentary of art environments in Europe created by non-professionals
June 02, 2023
Restaurace a Veterán Muzeum, Tramvaj s figurínami / Tram with mannequins
May 26, 2023
John Usher, Miniature village
picture (October 2003) by Karen Beach, Flickr
family photo of Usher in the 1960s, in his garden amidst his first creations
from the Facebook of the Ruskin Museum
|this picture and the next one by Dave Hawkyard |
as on Google Maps
Coniston, Lake District, North-west England, England, UKcan be visited in the local Ruskin Museum
May 20, 2023
Marcel Bernier, Maison décorée / Decorated house
|this picture and the next one courtesy of|
The image above shows some of the 19th century buildings in the area with troglodytes.
The municipal authorities, who were forced to tolerate this form of housing, allowed residents to live for free, but sought to phase out such housing because of its potential insecurity.
Bernier's house was also part of the troglodyte area, although located at the very edge.
Around 1990, when he was almost 80 years, Marcel Bernier, for security reasons, also left the house. Maybe he moved to a home for the elderly. At an unknown date in later years he passed away.
The house was not demolished, but it was left uninhabited, and soon it became obscured by springing green bushes.
parts of the facade of Bernier's house appear on the right
May 12, 2023
Armando Tiso, Casa decorata / Decorated house
A narrow green strip separates the backyard from the Brenta Canal.
|backside of the house, along the canal|
Armando Tiso passed away on September 16, 2021. Soon after this happened, a petition -also supported by some people living near Tiso's house- was sent to the mayor of Dolo, asking him to promote that the decorated house would be preserved as a museum. The mayor expressed interest and wrote that he would investigate the conditions and possibilities of preserving the site together with the competent authorities.
At the time of publication of this article, no further information was available on the internet about eventual decisionmaking with regard to the future of the site, but Google Streetview shows that in June 2022 the decorations still existed.
May 05, 2023
Henri Dalpez, Maison et jardin décorés / Decorated house and garden
|photos of the site by Bouvet Hubert published here with|
permission of the Inventaire général du patrimoine Hauts de France
screenshot from the video "le Bassin Minier Nord Pas de Calais
(YouTube, 2021, 5'13") by Lycée Saint-Cricq
|the front side of the house, facing the street|
Another painted part of a side wall, as shown above, has because of the palms, the zebra and the foliage above, much more the atmosphere of the the lower part of the front wall at the entrance of the house.
April 24, 2023
A new French website about art environments
|picture from Sonia's Facebook account|
April 22, 2023
Andre Degorças, Le p’tit musée de Loulou / Loulou's little museum
decorations on a wall along the courtyard
|this photo (1989) courtesy of Francis David|
this image is a screenprint from the video
in the documentation
|André Degorças enters his workshop|
this image and the next one screenprints from
the video in the documentation
|André Degorças at work|