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He was especially interested in delineating the old, and had various models over 70 and one as old as He tortured himself before the first war and would have inspired the surrealist movement had he been discovered early enough.
Two years later another anonymous review this time of The Starlit Mirefor which Spare provided ten drawings suggests, “When Mr.
In osmwn, the Greenwich Gallery held an exhibition of Spare’s work accompanied by a catalogue essay by the Pop Artist Mario Amayawho believed that Spare’s artworks depicting celebrities, produced in the late s and s, represented “the first examples of Pop art in this country.
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.
Spare also believed in what he called “atavistic resurgence”, the idea that the human mind contains atavistic memories that have their origins in earlier species on the evolutionary ladder.
One of those attracted to Spare’s work was Aleister Crowley —an occultist who had founded the religion of Thelema osmanntaking as its basis Crowley’s The Book of the Law. It was a logical conclusion to view the subconscious mind as the source of all magical autin, which Spare soon did.
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Surrealism took an interest in automatism and the unconscious, just like Spare’s work, and although he did not think highly of the surrealists, he was often described at the time as a British forerunner of the surrealist movement; indeed, the reporter Hubert Nicholson ran a story on him titled “Father of Surrealism — He’s a Cockney!
He proceeded to move to Lambeth for a while, and then libroz to Elephant and Castlea poverty-stricken autin class area of South London, where he set up his home in the flat at 56a Walworth Road, situated above the loading bay of a Woolworth’s store. According to this story, the accuracy of osmman has never been verifiedin Hitler requested that Spare travel to Berlin to produce a portrait of the Nazi leader, but that Spare refused, remarking that “If you are a superman, let me be forever animal.
Spare placed great emphasis on the unconscious part of the mindbelieving that it was the source of inspiration. 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. 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.
Our critic ends his review with the observation that Spare’s “drawing is often more shapeless and confused than we trust it will be when he has assimilated better the excellent influences upon which he has formed his style.
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.
His later biographer Phil Baker would later characterise it as “a remarkable work of Edwardian black-and-white art” which was “far more confidently drawn and better finished than the work of the Satyrs “. In Spare’s worldview, the “soul” was actually the continuing influence of “the ancestral animals” that humans had evolved from, that could be tapped into to gain insight and qualities from past incarnations.
A superb figurative artist in the mystical tradition, Spare may be regarded as one of the last English Symbolists, following closely his great influence George Frederick Watts. The volume contained a number of self-portraits; he also filled many of the images with illustrations of bric-a-bracof which he was a great collector.
Like most young men he seems to take himself somewhat too seriously”.
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. Rejecting Christianity and developing an interest in western esotericismhe read several books on Theosophy by Madame Blavatskynamely Isis Unveiledand wanting to explore the topic further, he also read the works of prominent occultists Cornelius Agrippa and Eliphas Levi.
Notably, Grant claimed that Spare had been a member of the secretive Cult of Ku, a Chinese occult sect who met in Stockwell to worship a serpent goddess.
Spare’s work is remarkable for its variety, including paintings, a vast number of drawings, work with pastel, a few etchings, published books combining text with imagery, and even bizarre bookplates. Russell, in which his illustrations once more displayed his interest in the abnormal and the grotesque. 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.
With the arrival of surrealism onto the London art scene during the s, critics and the press once more took an interest in his work, seeing it as an early precursor to surrealist imagery. Spare subsequently submitted several drawings for publication in Crowley’s Thelemite journal, The Equinoxreceiving payment in the form of an expensive ritual robe. The following passage 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.
Spare died on the afternoon of 15 Mayat the age of At the wedding, Spare choked on his wedding cakesomething his bride thought hilarious.
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.
The show was the last West End show Spare would have for 17 years.
Austin Osman Spare
Draughtsmanpainter and Occultist. His funeral was paid for by his friend Hannen Swaffer, and he was buried alongside his father at St. 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. He also featured a number of portraits of famous movie stars in the exhibit, leading him to later gain the moniker of “the first British Pop Artist “.
Artist – Occultist – SensualistBeskin Press, Louis Exposition and the Paris International Exhibitionand in 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.
Mary’s Church in Ilford. InSpare left St. He considered the conscious part of the mind to be useless for this, believing that it only served to reinforce the separation between ourselves and that which we desire.
Fuller and Havelock Ellis. But Spare did not entirely disappear. He has come back in time to play a belated part in the revival of taste for art nouveau. Eager to marry off her daughter, who already had one child from an earlier relationship, Mrs Shaw soon introduced Spare to her child, Eily Gertrude Shaw