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Austin Osman Spare
He tortured himself before the first war and would have inspired the surrealist movement had he been discovered early enough. Spare and Carter co-wrote an article discussing automatic writingarguing that it allowed the unconscious part of the mind to produce art, a theme that Spare had previously dealt with in The Book of Pleasure. Influenced by symbolism and art nouveau his art was known for its clear use of line,  and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery.
It is far easier to imitate an epigram than to invent one. Agnes School and gained employment at Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, a company that focused on the design of posters. The critic writes that the curator of the exhibit. Spare with a considerable fund of fancy and invention, although the activities of his mind still find vent through somewhat tortuous channels. Here, his paintings illustrated many of the themes that would continue to inspire him throughout his life, including his mystical views about Zos and Kia.
Interested in witchcraft, he was introduced to Gerald Gardnerthe founder of Gardnerian Wiccabut remained unconvinced that he offered anything of spiritual worth. Mary’s Church in Ilford. In he exhibited at the Archer Gallery, producing over works for the show.
Here, they became neighbours to Spare’s old friend Sylvia Pankhurstwith Spare also befriending several local Jewsreading works of Jewish literature such as the Zohar and The Song of Solomon in order to impress them. At first taking up residence at the working men’s hostel in Walworth Road, he then moved into a sculptor’s studio in Spitalfields and finally the Brixton basement of his friend Ada Pain at 5 Wynne Road.
Spare was first heard of six or seven years ago he was hailed in some quarters as the new Beardsley, and as the work of a young man of seventeen his drawings had a certain amount of vigour and originality.
He worked chiefly in pastel or pencil, drawing rapidly, often taking no more than two hours over a picture. Spare would later claim that the German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler took an interest in his work after one of his portraits was purchased by the German embassy in London.
In he would write that he was fed up of exhibiting in pubs, wishing to return to selling his works from actual galleries. Key to Spare’s magico-religious views were the dual concepts of Zos and Kia. The Sermon to the Hypocriteswhich served as a criticism of British society influenced by the ideas of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
Spare’s art once more began to receive attention in the s, due to a renewed interest in art nouveau in Britain, with several retrospective exhibitions libgos held in London. While the Zos Kia Cultus has very few adherents today, it is widely considered an important influence on the rise of chaos magic. Wikimedia Commons has media asutin to Austin Osman Spare. In many ways this theory offered a unison of reincarnation and evolution, both being factors which Spare saw intertwined which furthered evolutionary progression.
During the late s he developed and exhibited a style of painting based on a logarithmic form of anamorphic projection which he called “siderealism”. Spare’s work is evidently that of young man of talent. A commercial success, the works on display showed libroe increasing influence of Spiritualism on his thought, and included a number of portraits of prominent Spiritualists like Arthur Conan Doyle and Kate Fox-Jencken.
In a new street was named after the artist near his former home in Elephant and Castle. And there rest on a table in my sitting-room overlooking Trafalgar Square three sketchbooks full of ‘automatic drawings’ unique in their mastery of line, unique, too, in their daring of conception. Magic, occultism and Parapsychologyp.
There he kept open house; critics and purchasers would go down, ring the bell, be admitted, and inspect the pictures, often in the company of some of the models – working women of the neighbourhood. Watts allegedly stated that “Young Spare has already done enough to justify his fame”, while Augustus John was quoted as remarking that his draughtsmanship was “unsurpassed” and John Singer Sargent apparently thought that Spare was a “genius” who osmna the greatest draughtsman in England.
Spare, and he must not be content with producing in his majority what passed muster in his odman. For the British experimental music band, see Zos Kia.
However, Spare discontinued the magazine after the third issue, which was published in January At Blackpool, he was reprimanded for scruffiness, and complained that a part of his pay was being taken away for a “sports fund. Spare held his first pub show at the Temple Bar in Walworth Road in latewhich again proved successful, earning Spare guineas.
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Here, he was appointed to the position of Acting Staff-Sergeant, and given the task of illustrating the conflict along with other artists based in a studio at 76 Fulham Road. Critical reaction to his work in period ranged from baffled but impressed, to patronizing and dismissive.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Psychology of Ecstasywhich he self-published in Throughout his life, Spare was an animal lover, taking care of any animals that he found near his home. The following spate in a discussion of an exhibit including Spare’s work in the summer of suggests some critics had hoped he would disappear into obscurity forever.
The recurrent motifs of androgyny, death, masks, dreams, vampires, satyrs and religious themes, so typical of the art of the French and Belgian Symbolists, find full expression in Spare’s early work, along with a desire to shock the bourgeois.