Georgiana Houghton Book

Georgiana Houghton


  • Author : Simon Grant
  • Publisher : Holberton Paul Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1911300024

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Georgiana Houghton Excerpt :

The birth of abstract art is typically associated with Kandinsky and others in the early 20th century. Houghton's work, however, predates this momentous artistic breakthrough by half a century. In this respect, she anticipates the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), whose work is now appreciated for its significance in the early history of abstraction.Houghton was a prominent figure of the early spiritualist movement in Victorian England, which played a significant role in various spheres of 19th century culture and was later championed by such influential figures as Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Spiritualism emerged as the belief that contact with a spirit realm was possible and that such communication could bring one closer to God. Houghton, a trained artist as well as a medium, pioneered the use of drawing as a method of channeling and expressing communications with spirit entities. During the 1860s and 1870s, she produced a series of unprecedented abstract watercolors as part of her practice as a spirit medium. Houghton called these works 'spirit drawings'. Remarkably complex, layered watercolors and technically highly accomplished, their bold colors and fluid forms have a mesmerizing and deeply absorbing effect. Detailed inscriptions on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including family members, several Renaissance artists, such as Titian and Correggio, and higher angelic beings. Although produced in a very different context, Houghton's abstract works have close connections to the ways in which 20th Century artists developed abstract languages of art to transcend the everyday realm of representation and consciousness.In 1871 Houghton rented a prestigious gallery space in Bond Street and presented 55 of her spirit drawings to a perplexed London audience. The critic from The Era newspaper pronounced it to be "the most astonishing exhibition in London at the present moment." The Daily News likened th

World Receivers Book

World Receivers


  • Author : Karin Althaus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14
  • Genre: Art, Abstract
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 3777431575

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World Receivers Excerpt :

"Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892-1963) in Switzerland developed an individual, abstract pictorial language. What they had in common was a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect and the supernatural. Their works are being presented side by side for the first time in an exhibition. The three women artists all found their artistic language within the context of the spiritual movements of their times: Houghton in spiritism, af Klint in theosophy and Kunz in naturopathy. Their artworks bear witness to a 'mediumistic' praxis: Houghton and af Klint were inspired by higher beings to paint, while Kunz developed her drawings with the help of a pendulum. In addition, the volume shows stills by Harry Smith and James and John Whitney, who - inspired by various occult movements - made experimental films during the 1940s"--Publisher's website.

Modernism s History Book

Modernism s History


  • Author : Bernard Smith
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Art, Modern
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 0868407445

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Modernism s History Excerpt :

Encompassing movements from post-impressionism to post-modernism, eminent and widely published art historian Bernard Smith has written a sweeping history, a reformulation of art history in the twentieth century.

Early and contemporary spirit artists  psychic artists and medium painters from 5 000 B C  to the present day  History  Study  Analysis Book

Early and contemporary spirit artists psychic artists and medium painters from 5 000 B C to the present day History Study Analysis


  • Author : Maximillien de Lafayette
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN 10 : 9781365955617

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Early and contemporary spirit artists psychic artists and medium painters from 5 000 B C to the present day History Study Analysis Excerpt :

EARLY AND CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT ARTISTS, PSYCHIC ARTISTS AND MEDIUM PAINTERS FROM 5,000 B.C. TO THE PRESENT DAY. History, Study, Analysis. Scientifical, Psychological, Philosophical, Artistical, and Metaphysical Study of Mediumship in Art (730 Pages). Published by Times Square Press, New York. This is the University-Economy Edition. Also available in Museum Edition, a collector's item, deluxe edition in full colors printed on glossy, heavy stock paper. Also available in ebook edition in 3 volumes. This is a world's premiere; the first encyclopedic book on this subject, ever printed. Authoritative, comprehensive, documented, fully illustrated, and rich in content, analysis, historical presentation, and comparative studies of all the facets and genre of Spirit Art, Psychic Art, and Mediumistic Art. A true treasure. For more information, contact Marla Cohen at newyorkgate@aol.com

Houghton Ancestors  Hard cover version  Book

Houghton Ancestors Hard cover version


  • Author : William D. Houghton
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557189144

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Houghton Ancestors Hard cover version Excerpt :

John Houghton (1624-1684), son of John Houghton, was born in England. He married Beatrix Joselyn (1625-1720) in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England. They immigrated to America in 1647 and settled in Massachusetts. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in England, Massachusetts, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Early   contemporary spirit artists psychic artists   medium painters from 5 000 B C  to the present day History Study Analysis  Museum Ed  V1 Book

Early contemporary spirit artists psychic artists medium painters from 5 000 B C to the present day History Study Analysis Museum Ed V1


  • Author : Maximillien de Lafayette
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781365955754

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Early contemporary spirit artists psychic artists medium painters from 5 000 B C to the present day History Study Analysis Museum Ed V1 Excerpt :

EARLY AND CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT ARTISTS, PSYCHIC ARTISTS AND MEDIUM PAINTERS FROM 5,000 B.C. TO THE PRESENT DAY. History, Study, Analysis. MUSEUM EDITION, Volume I from a set of 2 volumes. Scientifical, Psychological, Philosophical, Artistical, and Metaphysical Study of Mediumship in Art. Published by Times Square Press, New York. This is the Museum Edition, a collector's item, deluxe edition in full colors printed on glossy, heavy stock paper. Also available in University-Economy Edition at a very reduced price. Also available in ebook edition in 2 volumes. This is a world's premiere; the first encyclopedic book on this subject, ever printed. Authoritative, comprehensive, documented, fully illustrated, and rich in content, analysis, historical presentation, and comparative studies of all the facets and genre of Spirit Art, Psychic Art, and Mediumistic Art. A true treasure. For more information, contact Marla Cohen at newyorkgate@aol.com

Spectres of the Self Book

Spectres of the Self


  • Author : Shane McCorristine
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139788823

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Spectres of the Self Excerpt :

Spectres of the Self is a fascinating study of the rich cultures surrounding the experience of seeing ghosts in England from the Reformation to the twentieth century. Shane McCorristine examines a vast range of primary and secondary sources, showing how ghosts, apparitions, and hallucinations were imagined, experienced, and debated from the pages of fiction to the case reports of the Society for Psychical Research. By analysing a broad range of themes from telepathy and ghost-hunting to the notion of dreaming while awake and the question of why ghosts wore clothes, Dr McCorristine reveals the sheer variety of ideas of ghost seeing in English society and culture. He shows how the issue of ghosts remained dynamic despite the advance of science and secularism and argues that the ghost ultimately represented a spectre of the self, a symbol of the psychological hauntedness of modern experience.

Nature Exposed Book

Nature Exposed


  • Author : Jennifer Tucker
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421410937

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Nature Exposed Excerpt :

Jennifer Tucker studies the interaction of photography and modern science in late Victorian Britain, examining the role of the photograph as witness in scientific investigation and exploring the interplay between photography and scientific authority.

The Medium and Daybreak Book

The Medium and Daybreak


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:555080549

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Georgiana Houghton  a Gift from Spirit  Catalogue of Works Held at the Victorian Spiritualists  Union Book

Georgiana Houghton a Gift from Spirit Catalogue of Works Held at the Victorian Spiritualists Union


  • Author : Lorraine Lee Tet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0648830403

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Georgiana Houghton a Gift from Spirit Catalogue of Works Held at the Victorian Spiritualists Union Excerpt :

Georgiana Houghton was Spiritualist artist living and working in England in the 1860-80's. The VSU has the largest known collection of her work in the world, and as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations is publishing a book of their collection. This catalogue is of the 35 paintings held by the VSU. It consists of one essay on Houghton's paintings in Australia and a brief history of Spiritualism in Australia including that of the VSU, plus an essay on her way of working, and a biography of Houghton, by Jeff Stewart. An Introduction by Alan Bennett and Lorraine Lee Tet. An essay from the Grimwade centre on the paint and paper and techniques used by Georgiana Houghton, and the works condition and conservation .The book is large format and full colour. Most of the 35 paintings reproduced have text by the artist on the reverse side, which is also reproduced. They are a number of full colour photographs accompanying each essay and introduction.

The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America Book

The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America


  • Author : D. Tulla Lightfoot
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476635187

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The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America Excerpt :

 Nineteenth-century Victorian-era mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many such customs were rational or spiritual meanings. This book offers an in-depth explanation at how death affected American society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses such topics as mediums as performance artists and postmortem painters and photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of three-dimensional media.

ArtCurious Book

ArtCurious


  • Author : Jennifer Dasal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525506409

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ArtCurious Excerpt :

A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth Century Spiritualism and the Occult Book

The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth Century Spiritualism and the Occult


  • Author : Tatiana Kontou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317042273

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth Century Spiritualism and the Occult Excerpt :

Critical attention to the Victorian supernatural has flourished over the last twenty-five years. Whether it is spiritualism or Theosophy, mesmerism or the occult, the dozens of book-length studies and hundreds of articles that have appeared recently reflect the avid scholarly discussion of Victorian mystical practices. Designed both for those new to the field and for experts, this volume is organized into sections covering the relationship between Victorian spiritualism and science, the occult and politics, and the culture of mystical practices. The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult brings together some of the most prominent scholars working in the field to introduce current approaches to the study of nineteenth-century mysticism and to define new areas for research.