These seekers of the inner spirit in outer things, wanted to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world.
Bălaşa paints a unique universe, full of archetypal figures and metaphysical themes. He called it Cosmic Romanticism.
Especially the persistent interest in depicting light characterizes the dreamlike atmosphere in the woodblock prints of Hasui Kawase
The image of Bali as a place of great physical beauty laced with a mysterious spirituality has its origins in the works of a small circle of bohemian expats in the 1930, of whom Spies was the most influential.
Escher reveals a world far away from our general perception of reality, a world of mathematics, a world of abstractions, anticipating deep features of modern day cosmology.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
Paul Wunderlich was a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He’s one of the most important members of the Magic Realism movement.
The woodcut prints of Tom Killion speak of a deep love for the landscape, a passion for the poetics of…
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.
Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.
A cosmic drama featuring the two interstellar repairmen Stel and Atan who rediscover humanity’s true state of being.
French artist Alexandra Duprez mentions Australian Aboriginal art as her main inspiration to take up painting.
I wanted to make a post about the Brazilian visionary artist Tuco Amalfi for some time already. Now I saw…
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
For more than fifty years the Dillon’s formed one of the most successful and influential illustrator partnership.
Alexander Ross’ hyper worlds of cellular growth and green towering vines are one of a kind.
The drawn structures depict the unfathomable abundance of sensuous impulses, in order to make it available for fresh examination.
Ernst Fuchs was one of the most influential masters of the visionary arts movement.
There is a small group of painters who are able to invoke nature’s serene magic. Isono is one of them and his love for the forest is very tangible.
New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
Judy Chicago has continued to make art a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production.
Pavel Tchelitchew clearly was a seer of the unseen, a true visionary artist.
Jon Rafman explores the impact of technology on contemporary consciousness, modern social interactions, communities and virtual realities.
Tomás Sánchez is best known as a painter of landscapes. These scenes are the sweetest praise of nature and meditation.
Today I woke up with a longing for color and the jungle. So I knew it’s time for Henri Rousseau.…
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
The feelings provoked by Robert Steven Connett’s paintings vary widely. Some will see mostly the beautiful and the interesting, and others will see only the unsettling.
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
These pictures are a marvelous way to depict the infinite pool of our imagination.
The subject of Swiss painter Raffaello Ossola is consistent. He paints gateways into an ethereal realm.
We all know this masterpiece but the delight is in the detail.