Illuminatus is a retrospective of Fantastic Realism painter Robert Venosa's celestial, mythological, futuristic, and surreal work. Filled with more than 150 full color reproductions of his luminous landscape and figurative work as well as sculpture and newly created computer art, Illuminatus also contains a foreword and text by Terence McKenna with essays contributed by renowned painter and film designer H.R. Giger as well as Ernst Fuchs and Mati Klarwein.
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Robert Venosa has exhibited his art worldwide and is represented in major international collections. In addition to painting, sculpting and film design, he travels globally giving painting workshops. His art and writing have been published in numerous journals and in three previous books: Manas Manna (Big O Publishing, London), Noospheres (Pomegranate Artbooks, USA), and One Source (Markowitz Publishing). He lives and works in both Boulder, Colorado, and Cadaques, Spain.Review :
Psychedelic mind, March 26, 2002 Herein lie pages that showcase the inner workings of your mind and the universe about you. Scintillating, neural expansive designs capture color magically and tempt your momentary perception into conceiving things beyond normalcy. Bursting, exploding stimuli of bliss play with your perceptual faculties in a manner as powerful as the most forbidden psychoactives. Haunting creatures and beckoning intergalactic sights draw you into a psychedelic feast for the mind. Visual art can push us into the recognition that the entire world is gorgeous. Venosa does this with rare style and unparalleled mastery of his medium. Where the organic meets the technological and where the science meets the sexes is the land that these amazing works foster. Venosa hints at how things could really be if and when we discover what it is that DNA is all about. Be ready for Venosa to continue to show us the way! --Reviewer:Mind Transmission, Inc.
An illumination of the soul., February 9, 2000 Venosa's content and technique transport me to a place of looking at my deeper self and seeing the facets of others innards with new and curious eyes. The art and the text give pure enjoyment and much to chew on whenever one wants to take a bite. The "movable feast" description aptly identifies this book of work. It is something that has a direct effect on the senses and ones depth. You know it is effecting you,sometimes you know how,sometimes you just know. This is one of those things you want have around to experience when you wish and to be able to reexperience at will. I have found the enjoyment builds and deepens with exposure and time. Everyone has different tastes and preferences,it seems to me whatever you want or need is in this work somewhere. --Reviewer: Bruce Taverner (Boulder, CO)
Two masters meet to combine extraordinary talents., March 24, 2000 ILLUMINATUS is an unprecedented publishing feat. "To make art is to draw even with the aspirations of divinity. To make art well is to call spirit into being. Magicians, like Venosa, know this." - Terence McKenna. Have you ever taken a journey to a "separate reality" via ayahuasca or magic mushrooms or some such sacrament and wish you could bring back a snapshot or reconstruct an image from your visionary experience? I have, but cameras are not allowed on these trips, only the mind's eye, and I am left fantasizing about having the talent of a great painter, such as ROBERT VENOSA. Venosa is an artist of high accomplishment and much of his work reflects images of his inner mindscapes. His new book, ILLUMINATUS, further defines the genre of Fantastic Realism (Surrealism, Visionary, Hypo-realism, Psychedelic). With comments and essays by a host of illuminated mentors and/or contemporaries, ILLUMINATUS is simply a mind-expanding book. "Those artists, such as Venosa, who gain access to visionary states, captivate us through their eternal imagery to fall under a spell of that reality." - Ernst Fuchs. But Venosa's visionary reflections are but one aspect of his broad talent and subject matter. His portraits have a photo-realism mixed with spirit that instills life on his canvases. He uses his photorealisms "...to lure us through its `reality' into his own inner world of swirling and seraphic energies....Venosa...learned the tempera and oil glazing technique... from yours truly in New York and...Ernst Fuchs in Vienna, and opted to perfect it in a state of mind of jewel-like clarity." - Mati Klarwein Venosa's realism, like an hallucination, is astonishing. I confess there have been times I touched his artwork, expecting to feel something that wasn't there. On one occasion I thought somehow water had spilled onto a painting and I dabbed the drops with a tissue. Another time I was compelled to feel the raised --Reviewer:Richard T. Carey
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Description du livre Robert John Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110976774704
Description du livre Robert John Ltd. Hardcover. État : New. 0976774704 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.3281073
Description du livre Robert John Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0976774704