A perfect summer night and the mental state of being truly present to the current moment in time.
Over more than fifty years of creating, Schwertberger’s themes and painting style evolve continuously. The path led from a figurative fantastic realism to an almost abstract, process-like creative flow.
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.
Cacti and succulents are plants with fascinating characteristics. And this series portrays them in the most beautiful way.
Landscape topographies derived from graph data were modeled in 3D and then oil paintings created from those 3D renders.
Rabuzin found the utmost simplicity, concision and perfection in the sphere and the circle, which were to become his symbols of the absolute, symbols of completeness.
In 1912, the pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a voice telling him that he was going to become a painter…
Roger Dean is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in…
These photographs capture a split second of a transient state. Just gaze into unfolding space.
Hans Bellmer was a photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer.
The art of the Australian Aborigines is one of the oldest artistic traditions alive. This selection shows paintings from the mid-fifties until now by artists from the Arnhem Land region in Northern Australia.
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
I’m absolutely mesmerized by Jordan Kasey‘s paintings. Her color scheme and softness of shapes and light have a dazzling effect…
There’s a whole earth community that has nothing to do with human beings.
I try to put down a marker against the fashion mumbo-jumbo of our consumer culture, that only reinforces disempowerment and…
I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented.…
No introduction needed. Here’s Abdul Mati Klarwein. Maybe I feel especially familiar with his style of painting because it was…
Alex Grey is best known for his paintings of see-through humans interwoven in the realm of energy. Until I experienced…
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
Eyvind Earle is a master of contemplative landscape paintings. To me these dream-like sceneries are highly hypnotising.
Amaringo’s paintings give a good impression of the quality of an ayahuasca vision. Pablo César Amaringo Shuna was born in…