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lashtal
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28/06/2008 11:56 am  

Wonderful work from one of LAShTAL.COM's members: Thiebes has posted a video on YouTube that I strongly recommend visitors here take a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVAVfLDDr0U

It's a 10-minute "display of the works by Crowley at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, along with a rough translation of the exhibit commentary by our friend in Paris, "Marogan."

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28/06/2008 12:14 pm  

Fantastic!

Some very unusual work.

Nice one Thiebes!


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28/06/2008 1:14 pm  

93!

Thanks a lot, that's fantastic. Seems like the exhibition is really worth seeing, and hearing! Also good to see that they don't seem to be too strict about taking pictures.

At a first glance I would say that his "non-mystic" and "non-portrait" paintings, i.e. the landscapes, are not quite as stunning as his other works.

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28/06/2008 2:28 pm  

A couple of the landscapes were really good - in particular the black & white one and the oval-shaped one were quite good. The latter was reminiscent of Van Gogh and I found out later is a depiction of the mountains near Cefalu.


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29/06/2008 9:24 pm  

Some better images of the paintings can be found here:

http://community.livejournal.com/oto_community/65166.html


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30/06/2008 8:04 pm  

I've always loved Crowley's art, and I've always felt his painting would gain more acceptance and esteem in the cultural world than his poetry. For an untrained painter, he's pretty darn good, and he has a great sense of colour, drama and composition.


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22/01/2010 5:26 pm  

i love his use of colour. it reminds me of michael bertiaux's paintings. i suppose due to chronology we should say that the other way round 🙂 very nice! thaks for the livejournal link.


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22/01/2010 9:39 pm  

I love the oval landscape; and it does resemble Cefalu.

http://pics.livejournal.com/thiebes/pic/000as2d4/


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22/01/2010 9:44 pm  

After another look, it definitely looks like a view of the great rock from The Abbey of Thelema; especially if you compare with this view:-

http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/module-pnCPG.phtml


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23/01/2010 9:35 am  

Sorry this one, above link doesn't work.

http://www.lashtal.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-412


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14/02/2010 11:52 am  

Does any kind soul know if there are any of ACs' artworks collected into currently available books?


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14/02/2010 12:06 pm  
"RemeaviThantos" wrote:
Does any kind soul know if there are any of ACs' artworks collected into currently available books?

The best one I've come across is the catalogue for the exhibition of Crowley's paintings and drawings in the 1990s at the October Gallery in London. If you contact UK Grand Lodge, they may well have copies of the catalogue left.

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14/02/2010 1:04 pm  

Thank you very much for posting this. How exciting to have a newly discovered collection of Crowley paintings on show. I have the illustrated catalogue from the London exhibition, but seeing this footage gives a much better sense of the physicality of Crowley's paintings as 'things' rather than as just pictures.


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14/02/2010 1:05 pm  
"RemeaviThantos" wrote:
Does any kind soul know if there are any of ACs' artworks collected into currently available books?

As Mick says, the best currently available is the "Old Master" programme and other works are scattered across what can best be described as Francis King's "scrapbook" collections, including the rather impressive "Magic: The Western Tradition".

There have long been rumours that a notable collector of Crowley's art is considering the publication of a more substantial volume. Let's hope so, as Crowley's art merits wider appreciation.

Of course, you could do worse than start by printing the examples in the Galleries here.

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14/02/2010 1:13 pm  

Thank you all for the pointers, it would be very nice to see the afore mentioned substancial book on the subject. The works are very interesting and I find they would be a nice addition to my tool box.


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14/02/2010 1:18 pm  

"Peintures inconnues d'Aleister Crowley" by Archè is an important little book with colour paintings done by Aleister Crowley previously unknown in his Céfalu period, surely a recommendation, you will find it easely on the internet!


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14/02/2010 1:26 pm  
"alysa" wrote:
"Peintures inconnues d'Aleister Crowley" by Archè is an important little book with colour paintings done by Aleister Crowley

It's effectively the programme for the Palais de Tokyo exhibition - if only the format had been larger to do justice to the images!

See also: http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/Article1037.phtml for more detail about the images and exhibition.

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14/02/2010 1:38 pm  

Yeah, I surely agree, but at the time that was all that was available, and still is, and I'm surely happy enough with it, but ofcourse I hope also for a better production in the future!


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14/02/2010 6:30 pm  

The catalog of art from the Palais Tokyo show mentioned above also includes essays by HB, and I think Pasi, and one or two others IIRC, in French. Also if you buy the book, better buy direct from the museum or a bookseller in Paris; the price I've seen on eBay is greatly inflated.


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14/02/2010 8:49 pm  
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
The best one I've come across is the catalogue for the exhibition of Crowley's paintings and drawings in the 1990s at the October Gallery in London.

See the Bibliographia Thelemica.

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14/02/2010 9:51 pm  
"thiebes" wrote:
The catalog of art from the Palais Tokyo show mentioned above also includes essays by HB, and I think Pasi, and one or two others IIRC, in French. Also if you buy the book, better buy direct from the museum or a bookseller in Paris; the price I've seen on eBay is greatly inflated.

In stock at amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/Peintures-Inconnues-dAleister-Crowley-Collection/dp/8872522897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=english-books&qid=1266184243&sr=8-1


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15/02/2010 2:16 pm  

Or £33.99 on Amazon UK.


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16/02/2010 9:24 am  
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
The best one I've come across is the catalogue for the exhibition of Crowley's paintings and drawings in the 1990s at the October Gallery in London.

Available directly from the source at Thelema Media, along with a limited edition high-quality print of The Master Therion, also from the show.


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16/02/2010 1:21 pm  

slq and P156: Thanks much for passing on these links. I've posted them both up on my new blog, Buying Crowley Books.

Anyone else, if you know of any good deals or rare finds that might be good to post on the above-mentioned blog, let me know.


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16/02/2010 2:45 pm  

Thiebes-- that's a GREAT fuckin' blog!!! What a good idea!


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16/02/2010 5:58 pm  

Thanks for the video! If you can get your hands on the October Gallery catalogue, I would highly recommend it.

As forward thinking and socially liberal as Crowley was, he was sure conservative when it came to the trends of Modernism in art that were contemporaneous with his own production.


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michaelclarke18
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17/02/2010 7:12 pm  

Thiebes-- that's a GREAT fuckin' blog!!! What a good idea!

Yes, it's a super blog - so many links to hard-to-find items.

Great stuff.


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18/02/2010 1:48 pm  

Michael and Walter, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.


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