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Definitions of Art - What is Art ?

A Visionary Quote

One makes oneself a visionary by a long, immense, and reasoned
disordering of the senses.

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Visionary art is art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes ...

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"Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."
~ In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.

~ "visionary artists don't listen to anyone else's traditions. They invent their own. They hear their own inner voice so resoundingly that they may not even think of what they do as 'art "

Unlike folk "art, visionary art is entirely spontaneous and individualized."

Art Definition by American Visionary Art Museum

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"~'seeing the unseen','le sur-visuel'.

"The Visionary artist uses all means at his disposal - even at great risk to himself - to access different states of consciousness and expose the resulting vision. Art of the Visionary attempts to show what lies beyond the boundary of our sight. Through dream, trance, or other altered states, the artist attempts to see the unseen - attaining a visionary state that transcends our regular modes of perception. The task awaiting him, thereafter, is to communicate his vision in a form recognizable to 'everyday sight'.

"the attempt to find a new visual language - a language that may overcome the inherent contradiction (of seeing what cannot be seen) and express in visual form the 'supra-visual' or, as we might say in French, le 'sur-visuel'. In such a language, the images of art, myth, and dream interfuse, different cultural symbols combine, and new forms are found so as to express the resulting vision -- be that sacred, psychedelic, esoteric, oneiric, occult, alternative, archetypal, primitive, transpersonal, fantastic or - as it sometimes happens - surreal."

"The artist on such a 'vision quest' is not seeking images for their own sake. Rather, the images uprise during his life-long journey to the Sacred, offering him entrance to a higher, spiritual realm."

L. Caruana Monaco 2001
Laurence Caruana Visionary art Manifesto


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About Visionary Art

Outsider Art, Art Brut, Folk Art, Visionary Art, self-taught, naïve, intuitive... most of the artists aren't concerned what they call themselves but the galleries and collectors certainly are. Do they have formal training or not? No agreement there either.
~ We like the word Visionary, because we feel the artists we work with know where they are going, even if we may not understand it. They are not lacking for ideas or a message.

~ These are people who have a compulsion to make art, sometimes without knowing why, and often after a life-changing experience. They just start creating. They have no desire to explain their work or be discovered, at least at the beginning.

~ Their work might be one long story or a series of short ones, the experience that inspired each one being quenched. Circumstances may have dealt them issues with which they continually struggle and are trying to resolve through their work.

~ They are outside of mainstream art, even if someone did teach them how to draw, or just on the edge of society in general. They provide exposure into their world, real or imaginary, and help us understand it and them a bit better.

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"Visionary Art is about the expression of a soul through a form of art by creating themes and messages brought forth in a manner one can perceive of as channeling. It is an extension of automatic writing.

Channeled art often speaks to the artist, and those who view it, as messages from another entity or another aspect of the artist's consciousness."

"Many artists create their own style while doing channeled art. It is about messages, personal and universal, replete with archetypes and symbology."

"Messages may come through any art medium, sketching, paintings in water or oil, collage, sculpture, sand painting, graphic arts, mobiles, computers, weaving, sewing, or any form of fine art design."

by Crystalinks

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What is Art ? My Definition of Visionary Art ~ My Definiton of Visionary Art

~ My Definition of Visionary Art

For me Visionary Art is found among Famous Artists from the Past , Famous Modern Artists as well as little unknown artists passionately filling their contemplative journal pages with expressions from their heart, underground musicians exploring the realms of cosmic sound vibrations, contemporary sculptors letting clay unfold into shapes and forms of unknown origin , dream artists that try to hold on to visions emerging when they are least aware ... I am fascinated by artists who make the invisible visible....

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