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Others are as phantasmal and flesh-creeping as anything out of Gustav Meyrink, pools and eddies of misty spirit-substance out of which faces peer, starved, bloated, mean-eyed or horribly misshapen. Like Aleister Crowley with whom he had a brief association, Spare was a genius in his own time unappreciated and vilified by a society that could little understand him.
Persistent inner-journeying and obsessing on minutiae fired his drawing and painting.
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Within such a self-fuelling, insular environment, any bolt from the blue — a visit from an attractive person or generous cheque from a patron — arrived on the scene like a dramatic fulfilment of desire. Nate rated it it was ok Dec 15, James rated it liked it Nov 05, If you immerse yourself as powerfully as Spare did, the great without will inevitably warp to the shape of satyyrs perception.
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A Book Of Satyrs
This process was too simplistic and routinely ritualistic for Spare. His artistic work is characterized by skilled draughtsmanship exhibiting a complete mastery of the use of the line, and often employs monstrous or fantastic ma Austin Osman Spare was an English artist who developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self.
B y Paul Newman. To ask other readers questions about A Book Of Satyrsplease sign up. His artistic work is characterized by skilled draughtsmanship exhibiting a complete mastery of the use of the line, and often employs monstrous or fantastic magical and sexual imagery.
Want to Read saving…. Veronika rated it really liked it Jul 11, Pragmatically speaking, it served Spare well. His method of achieving a desire was by first expressing it magically by means of sigil, a self-made object, usually a drawing and then frenziedly concentrating on it, narrowing his beam of attention until it was the only thing he perceived. In ‘The Dark Monarch’ Tate St Ives,The Qliphoth, for exampleportrays a kaleidoscopic fog of faces, shells and remnants of dead souls, but the colours are wild, inspiring, fresh as pebbles on the beach, like brilliant incarnations rather than burnt-out cases.
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Nicholas Heller rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Ross Byrne rated it really liked it May 31, During this period, probably the most effective occult artist practising in Britain was Austin Osman Spare. Refresh and try again. One is aware of an aggressive vitality energising a line that is informed by a quality not easy to define. The ribaldry and coarse revelry of the slums is due to the influence of these beings of the Borderland, [Spare] believes.
Austin Osman Spare was an artist, philosopher and occult magician. Darko rated it really liked it Dec 26, Whether whoring, taking drugs or plunging into orgies, it was all in the interest of attaining magical mastery.
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