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March 12, 2024

Come spend 3 weeks in a 14th century Alpine Village

Creating Visionary Works of Art in the Manner of the Old Masters

~ Saturday July 13th -  Sunday August 4th 2024 ~

 

Under the guidance of TWO TEACHERS,

You'll develop TWO ORIGINAL PAINTINGS:

 

All students will create one painting in the traditional Egg Tempera Mischtechnik

...with STEFAN LUCAS ALLEN - Paint Your Dragon.

 

And, they will create a second painting in a Variation of the Mischtechnik

 

UNDER EITHER:

...LAURENCE CARUANA, for intermediate & advanced students,

Enter Through the Image in the Casein & Oil Mischtechnik

 

OR

...FLORENCE MÉNARD, for beginner & intermediate students,

Paint Your Inner Goddess in a Layered Approach to Oils.

TUITION FOR THE COURSE INCLUDES 3 WEEKS OF FULL ACCOMMODATION

IN COSY APARTMENTS WITH 3 FULL MEALS PER DAY.

Come share your vision with a group of kindred spirits!

 

~ MORE INFORMATION HERE ~

July 2, 2024

EXHIBITING AT COSMIC CONVERGENCE 

July 4 - 7, 2024 At "Schloss Ehrnau" in Mautern Styria Austria

       I'll have five works on display in the VISIONARY ART GALLERY in Castle Ehrnau during the COSMIC CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL this summer, alongside my beloved wife Florence Ménard and others.

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      ART is a Central part of the Cosmic Covergence! The paintings will be displayed in the Art Gallery within the magical halls of the Castle Ehrnau. Thes works are going to open portals, elevate the vibration and change your perspective on the world and reality!

 

     Visionary Artists from around the world are traveling with their canvases to Austria. Do you appreciate art as much as we do? 

 

www.cosmicconvergence.eu

February 10, 2024

VISIONARY ART & GNOSIS 

A Podcast Interview in French

       Here's an interesting Podcast Interview IN FRENCH which I did with Daniel Shoushi of the Orphélya Podcast series. We mostly discuss my life and art, going pretty deep into esoteric subjects. YouTube provides English subtitles if you click on CC and select English in the subtitle language options. 

December 17, 2023

PROGRESS ON THE FIRST PAINTING

FOR THE APOCRYPHON CHAPEL

       I spent the summer months away from my Burgundy Studio ~ running The 2023 Summer Seminar at Torri Superiore Italy in July, then visiting Vienna in August. But with the Fall, I'm back in my studio and working on The Upper Aeons ~ the first large painting for The Apocryphon Chapel. Here's where I'm at now...

December 9, 2023

MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE ARTISTS

       In the PHOTOS section of MEDIA, I've added new galleries of photos, my Meeting with Remarkable Artists - Fuchs, Giger, Venosa, Grey - plus a number of my colleagues. And also ~  Psychedelic Researchers like Luis Eduardo Luna, Benny Shannon and more...

November 13, 2023

EXHIBITION IN NATIONAL MUSEUM IN PARIS

       I had one of my works hanging at The Musée Quai Branly in Paris!

       From November 14th 2023 to May 24th 2024, this National Museum of Ethnology held the exhibition titled SHAMANIC VISIONS - AYAHUASCA ART IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON (Visions Chamaniques - Art d'ayahuasca en Amazonie peruvienne). The exhibition featured Amazonian artists like Pablo Amaringo, while the final rooms offered Visionary works 'from the Western Counter-culture,' where my painting The Vine of the Dead shared wall space with works by Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffmann.

       Check out the PHOTOS:

SOLO EXHIBITION IN VIENNA

October 27, 2023

       On October 27th, 2023, I had a Solo Exhibition at the Avaloka Mystic Dance Experience in the legenary Sargfabric (Coffin Factory) in Vienna, with dance, live and electronic music. 

 

       Check out the Photos!

 

NEW PODCAST ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC GNOSIS

APRIL 27, 2023

       The Center for the Study of World Religions at The Harvard Divinity School has been doing some great work in the area of Psychedelics and Religion through its Transcendence and Transformation Initiative

       One example is the Pop Apocalypse Podcast hosted by Matthew J. Dillon. Over the course of an hour, we go deep into dreams, visions, the afterlife and my Apocryphon Chapel project. Give it a listen...

 

NEW PH. D. THESIS ON VISIONARY ART

APRIL 15, 2023

       I'm pleased to see more academic research into Visionary Art. My work ~ particularly my First Manifesto of Visionary Art ~ was seriously reviewed for her Ph. D. thesis. 

       A year ago, Lisa Hester interviewed me for her research, and we developed such a good rapport that I was invited to give an online lecture at her university. Then Lisa and her 10-year old daughter joined us for The 2023 Summer Seminar at Torri Superiore Italy.

       Her thesis makes a very interesting comparison between three branches of Visionary Art ~ Outsider Art, Jungian-style Symbolist Art and the Counter-Cultural Visionary Art of Psychedelic Trance Festivals ~ attempting to draw forth a clearer definition of the term.

       I read an advance copy and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is definitely worth a read. 

PAST EVENTS

ALCHEMY OF PAINT - 2019

       In the Winter of 2019, I led a wonderful group of talented artists through The Alchemy of Paint at The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art. Seven of my lectures were filmed and posted online as The Alchemy, Visions & Art Series

 

RETROSPECTIVE IN VIENNA - 2018

       In the Spring of 2018, The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art held a retrospective of my work, with 16 of my paintings and many drawings on exhibition. The Opening was well-attended.

 

LAUNCH OF SACRED CODES - VIENNA 2018

       The Book Launch was accompanied by a lecture where I discussed some of the basic principles of the book. 

 

THE OPENING OF THE VIENNA ACADEMY OF VISIONARY ART ~ 2013

       The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art opened its doors in September of 2013. It was located in the centre of Vienna, just across from the Hofburg Palace. A celebration was held in the Palais Palffy with many artists in attendance, including the Academy's Honorary Director, Professor Ernst Fuchs. My wife Florence Ménard and myself co-directed the Academy for seven year. 

SOLO EXHIBITION IN PARIS - 2012

GROUP EXHIBITION IN PARIS - 2012

       The exhibition opened with an Evening of Live Painting featuring Liba WS and myself, with Shaye B providing shamanic chants and instruments.

TEACHING AT THE OMEGA INSTITUTE - 2012

       For two years in a row, I gave week-long workshops at the Omega Institute in Upstate New York, teaching the Mischtechnik and leading students through visualizations. 

ENTHEOLOGUE AT COSM - 2008

       At a time when Psychedelics were still a relatively taboo subject, Alex Grey and I had an evening-long discussion about the nature of psychedelic experience. 

EXHIBITION IN MALTA - 2007

       In 2007, I was thrilled to be invited to the Metageum conference, where I exhibited five of my original paintings and also gave a talk on Approaching Megalithic Culture Through the Ancient Image Language. Along with Erik Davis and Gyrus, I formed part of a discussion panel on Entheogens in Megalithic Culture. It was a pleasure to return to the island of my ancestors.  

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