The art of fantasy : etchings

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Audrey Grace Schnabel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: "Close your eyes in order to see first with the eyes of the spirit." This was the spiritualistic philosophy of nature as stated by the German Romantic, Friedrich Schelling, and this is the major source of inspiration in the series of etchings on fantasy and mystery. There are other historical figures whose effects were strong upon my work. The lunar landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich, the Gothic architectural fantasies of Carl Friedrich Schinkel, the mystic symbolism of Philip Otto Runge and Arnold Boeklin, provided the romantic view of wonder and solitude in a vague world. I found fascination in the macabre symbols of Odilon Redon and the mordant sarcastic fantasy of James Ensor expressed in the conscious exploitation of contraries in fantastic visions. In addition, the exploratory spirit of Surrealism, with its adventure of the intuition, has been a great influence upon the exhibited work.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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