Fantastic Visionary Art

Visions of Creativity

Artists give form to almost everything in the human world. Creative inspiration defines the look and the use. Visionary art encourages the development of inner sight. Inspiration, or the Muse, is used for the inner or outer world. Some seek to give form and function to the outer world, other the inner. Visionaries are those […]

Visionary Art

The visionary art is a recent trend of art where the artist brings his “mental pictures” on his work. These images are directly obtained by techniques of stimulation daydreams, made possible by trances, plants or psychotropic substances, meditations or just dream. As such visionary art approaches sometimes myths or sacred art, the projection areas of […]


Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated into French, were […]


Mannerism is a period of European art which emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520. It lasted until about 1580 in Italy, when a more Baroque style began to replace it, but continued into the seventeenth century throughout much of Europe.[1] Stylistically, Mannerism encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, […]

A Movement

2008 has been an interesting year for me. The world has grown smaller with me finally meeting face to face with many Fantastic and Visionary artists I’ve been in contact with over the internet. It is because of this medium, the internet, they we are starting to see what were isolated artists coalesce into a […]


Many artists have passed on their skills to others. Sometimes through several generations of artists the skills are passed on. Ernst Fuchs is one such example, where his influence has been absorbed by many. Along with fellow artists from the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, they went to become professors themselves. But they are not alone […]


Egg Tempera Paint

Old Masters Mischtechnik The Mischtechnik is often associated with Fantastic Realism. Ernst Fuchs is usually credited with bringing greater awareness to the technique, although other Vienna Fatastic Realists (Brauer, Hutter?) also did educated many in the technique. Many of their students have gone on to make their own variations and teach others. The name “Misch” […]

Entheogens Psychedelics

Entheogens Psychedelics The general group of pharmacological agents commonly known as hallucinogens can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These classes of psychoactive drugs have in common that they can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness. Unlike other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, the hallucinogens do […]

Modern Art

Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ Revealed: how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War By Frances Stonor Saunders Sunday, 22 October 1995

Featured Artist Peter Gric