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Christ Alchemist

L. Caruana 1997 50 x 80 cm, oil & varnish on wood   This painting opened new doorways of understanding for me. Those experience have been gathered together in an autobiographical piece of writing entitled The Journey...
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Vishnu Christ Avatar

L. Caruana 2012 65 cm x 120 cm - graphite, crayon & casein on paper   This painting was born of a profoundly mystical experience in the temples of Khajuraho, while travelling through India. I'd been living in...
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The Harrowing of Hell

L. Caruana 1999 70 x 90 cm, oil & varnish on wood   The key image in this painting was given to me in a dream, which I had one hot sleepless night in 1990 while staying...
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The Orphic Annunciation–The Anima Series

L. Caruana 2001 50 x 80 cm, Mischtechnik   When I first returned to Paris after my apprenticeship with Ernst Fuchs, I immediately received the invitation to participate in a large exhibition of Fantastic art. This is...
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The Pearl–The Anima Series

L. Caruana 2002 50 x 80 cm, oil & varnish on wood   I was living in Malta at the time, while M. remained in her native Holland. Still, within nine days of meeting each other, she...
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The Sacrifice–The Anima Series

L. Caruana 2002 50 x 80 cm, oil & varnish on wood   When we met in Malta, she was ten years younger than me, and still uncertain about what path to take in life. Half-English and...
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Christus Mysticus–The Mystic Diptych

L. Caruana 2004 70 x 115 cm each, Mischtechnik   The initial images for these two large paintings appeared to me one night in a dream while I was living in Vienna. Upon waking, I sketched them...
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Madonna Mystica–The Mystic Diptych

L. Caruana 2004 70 x 115 cm each, Mischtechnik   The initial images for these two large paintings appeared to me one night in a dream while I was living in Vienna. Upon waking, I sketched them...
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The Scarabiac Rising of Christ

L. Caruana 2010 30 x 46 cm, Mischtechnik   This painting was begun during my first Visions in the MischTechnik Seminar in 2008. I managed to advance it quite a bit during the 2009 seminar, and finished...
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The Vine of the Dead

L. Caruana 2006 50 x 80 cm, oil in 5 part medium   I AM THE TRUE VINE THE AYA HUASCA THE VINE OF THE DEAD The evolution of this painting began in the Spring of 2006, during a two-month...
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The Rape of Europa

L. Caruana 2006 50 x 80 cm, oil in 5 part medium   In 2005 I had to paint a canvas on the theme of 'Europe' for an exhibition near Munich called Dalis Erben Malen Europe. At...
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The Face of Kali

L. Caruana 2004 50 x 80 cm, oil in 5 part medium   AVE AUM AVE In my original vision, I saw one Madonna holding the Christ child and another Madonna holding the deposed Christ, each like a...
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Psychanodia Ochema

L. Caruana 2014 70 x 100 cm, QuintEssential Medium on canvas   SOUL ASCENT VEHICLE "All this kind of divination... is encompassed by one power which someone might call 'evoking the light.' This somehow illuminates the aether-like and...
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Sacred Codes

Digging through obscure and arcane texts, closely observing and detecting marks in paintings that few would perceive, L. Caruana recovers perennial principles otherwise lost by the collapse of the academy system. Written in clear...
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Moreau’s Labyrinth

In 1890, Gustave Moreau received the commission to create a painting that would ultimately become his last masterpiece. Secluded in his large studio on the Rue de la Rochefoucauld, accompanied only by a few...
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The Hidden Passion

THE HIDDEN PASSION MAKES THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS COME ALIVE..! This is the tale of the Gnostic Christ, based on the ancient sources. In a compelling narrative, L. Caruana seamlessly weaves over 1500 sayings from the Nag...
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Enter Through the Image

A JOURNEY TO THE PRIMORDIAL LANGUAGE AT THE SOURCE OF ALL DREAMING, ART & MYTHMAKING... In 1945, on a hill overlooking the Nile, a Gnostic text was accidentally unearthed after having been buried for seventeen...
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A Manifesto of Visionary Art

WHAT IS VISIONARY ART? The sources of the visionary experience are many and varied: dreams, trance, madness, meditation, entheogens... This little book examines them all, pursuing both Visions of Lightand Visions of Darkness. Through the...