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Magic, occultism and Parapsychologyp. Various books have been written about Spare and his art by the likes of Robert Ansell and Phil Baker One of those attracted to Spare’s work was Aleister Crowley —an occultist who had founded the religion of Thelema in zpare, taking as its basis Crowley’s The Book of the Law. Spare’s ‘sentient symbols’ and his ‘alphabet of desire’ situate this mediatory magic in a libidinal framework of Tantric—which is to say cosmological—proportions.

During his lifetime, Spare left critics unable to place his work comfortably. From his early years, Spare developed his own magico-religious philosophy which has come to be known as the Zos Kia Cultus also Zos—Kia Cultus[] a term coined by the occultist Kenneth Grant.

The Sermon to the Hypocriteswhich served as a criticism of British society influenced by the ideas of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. However, Spare discontinued the magazine after the third issue, which was published in January Spare believed that intentionally repressed material would become enormously effective in the same way that “unwanted” since not consciously provoked repressions and complexes have oskan power over the person and his or her shaping of reality.

An anonymous review of The Book of Satyrs published in Decemberwhich must have appeared around the time of Spare’s 23rd birthday, is by turns condescending and grudgingly respectful, “Mr. In this way, Moore argued, Spare was offering an “ultimate and transcendent expression of himself at the extremities of his own being.

Archived from the original on 12 April Spare’s art is abnormal, unhealthy, wildly fantastic and unintelligible”.


Austin Osman Spare – Wikipedia

Spare “elaborated his sigils by condensing letters of the alphabet into diagrammatic glyphs of desire, which were to be integrated into postural yogalike practices—monograms of thought, oxman the government of energy. Attracting widespread interest and sensational views in the press, he was widely compared to Aubrey Beardsley, with reviewers commenting on what they saw as the eccentric and grotesque nature of his work.

Artist – Occultist – Sensualist oosman, Beskin Press, In his opinion, a magical desire cannot become truly effective until it has become an organic part of the subconscious mind. The World commented that “his inventive faculty is stupendous and terrifying in its creative flow of impossible horrors”, while Lirbos Observer noted that “Mr. In he exhibited at the Archer Gallery, producing over works for the show.

In a new street was named after the artist near his former home in Elephant and Castle. On one occasion, Spare met a middle-aged woman named Mrs Shaw in a pub in Mayfair.

He tortured himself before the first war and would have inspired the surrealist movement had he been discovered early enough. 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 librso Spare’s early work, along with a desire to shock the bourgeois.

There are differing accounts as to where the wedding took place, with Spare claiming that it occurred in St George’s, Hanover Squarealthough later biographer Phil Baker suggested that it might instead have been at St George’s Register Office.

Influenced by symbolism and art nouveau his art was known spade its clear use of line, [3] and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery. In the evenings he attended the Lambeth School of Art.

He would teach a little from January to June, then up to the end of October, would finish various works, and from the beginning of November to Christmas would hang his products in the living-room, bedroom, and kitchen of his flat in the Borough.

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 being held in London. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Moving to various working class areas of South London over the following decades, Spare lived in austln, but continued exhibiting his work to varying success. Spare would self-publish it in an edition of copies from his sister’s house in GoodmayesEssexin Louis Exposition and the Paris International Exhibitionand sapre he won a silver medal at the National Competition of Schools of Art, where the judges, who included Walter Crane and Byam Shawpraised his “remarkable sense of colour and great vigour of conception.


Some of Spare’s techniques, particularly the use of sigils and the creation of an “alphabet of desire” were adopted, adapted and popularized by Peter J. Haydn Mackey, commenting in a radio program broadcast shortly after Spare’s death, and; “There now hang on one of my walls seven of his paintings, each so different in style and character that it is almost impossible to believe that the same hand was responsible for any two of them.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Spaare Osman Spare. The fifth issue, for August—Septembercontained an article on Spare and his work, while the sixth contained an article written by Algernon Blackwood that was illustrated by Spare.

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Austin Osman Spare

She introduced him to her husband Kenneth Grant —a former disciple of Aleister Crowley’s who was greatly interested in the occult. It was a very successful show and led to something of a post-war renaissance of lsman. Soon, he began studying at the RCA, but was dissatisfied with the teaching he received there, becoming a truant and being disciplined by his tutors as a result.

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