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This work is in a style that Dubuffet called Hourloupe, a nonsense word meaning "grotesque object, something rumbling and threatening with tragic overtones," according to the artist. At first glance, the image appears to be nonrepresentational. Yet, with closer scrutiny, a boat and fishermen can be seen. The title implies that these fishermen are fishing for whiting. Dubuffet was strongly influenced by art produced by children, psychiatric patients, and other untrained artists, for which he coined the term art brut, or "raw art." He also drew on ancient and non-Western cultures in his art.