Monday 8 November 2010

The Art of Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare

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Austin Osman Spare
Born 31 December 1886
Snow Hill, near Smithfield MarketLondon
Died 15 May 1956 (aged 69)
Occupation artistpainter and magician

Detail of a drawing from one of Spare's sketchbooks.

Austin Osman Spare (30 December 1886 – 15 May 1956) was an English artist who developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writingautomatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self. His artistic work is characterized by skilled draughtsmanship exhibiting a mastery of the use of the line,[1] and often employs monstrous or fantastic magical and sexual imagery.[2]

uploaded to youtube by 23narchy. Originally broadcast on The Culture Show. BBC2. November 2010

Art: Austin Osman Spare
Music: Mozart ~Requiem

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