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 who make the leap beyond the next logical step.
The role of the visionary, whether , artist, philosopher, or musician, is to give form to what is unseen, not percieved by the wider masses. Visionaries are the antidote to fundamentalism. Visionaries are those who express the future, set the goals, or give the warnings.
Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye. This visionary realm embraces the entire spectrum of imaginary spaces – from heaven to hell, from the infinitude of forms to formless voids.
The artist attempts to make inner truths visible, audible, or sensible in some way, by manifesting them in the external, material world (through drawing, painting, song, etc.). To produce their finest works, artists lose themselves in the flow of creation from their inner worlds. The visionary artist creatively expresses her or his personal glimpses of the Divine Imagination.
Every work of art embodies the vision of its creator and simultaneously reveals a facet of the collective mind. Art history shows each successive wave of vision flowing through the world’s artists. Artists offer the world the pain and beauty of their souls as a gift to open the eyes of the collective and heal it. Our exposure to technological innovations and diverse forms of sacred art gives artists at the dawn of the twenty-first century a unique opportunity to create more integrative and universal spiritual art than ever before.
Artists have influenced the modern world we live in now. It is the artists / dreamers who give us the wild and fantastic ideas we read as stories or view as films.
Who would have thought that Captain Kirk’s communicator would have been a commonplace item some 30+ years later? Where did the idea come from? Creatives, visionaries. Then it is other more pragmatic people who look at that vision, and say, “Hey, wow! What if…” they get thinking, tinkering (whether technologically or socially) and begin the process of making it a reality.
Here you have the reason mass media commands so much money / power. If you control the visions people have access to, you control the future (to some extent).
Visionaries document their inner world.
How does this relate to the “outer” world.
Fantastic art explores fantasy, imagination, the dream state, the grotesque, visions and the uncanny. With symbolism, it often shares its choice of themes such as mythology, occultism and mysticism, and generally seeks to depict the inner life.
Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings, but has been particularly important in magic realist painting, romantic art, symbolism, surrealism and lowbrow. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art.
Since the European Middle Ages, rare animals, disfigured people, mysterious objects were from all over the world were collected by royal courts. It eventually developed into natural history studies, zoos and a botanical gardens. People have always had a fascination with the fantastic.
Those with artistic vision also like to collect fantastic animals. They bring to life the fantastic creatures that can not be found in the museums or zoos. It is this ability to see these fantastic fauna that will guarentee their existence for eternity. Perhaps the person who seeks these visionary animals is the very same fantastic beast.
And we see fantastic natures in before 40,000 years the carved “lion human being” from a cave of the Swabian Alb or in the bizarre Asian bird human being “Garuda”, because them from an incomprehensible, temporally and locally far culture to originate, to us, although in the material existence of these natures believed or believe their creator and its periphery. Jules Vernes utopian books were for many readers in the past century fantastic literature, today belong rocket flights and other at that time fantastically seeming inventions to the everyday life.