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Archived from the original on 10 September Self-published by Spare through the Co-Operative Printing Society, copies of Earth Inferno were purchased by Pankhurst and other friends from the college.

Austin Osman Spare – Wikipedia

InSpare left St. 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.

The recurrent motifs of androgyny, death, masks, dreams, vampires, satyrs and religious themes, so typical of the art of the French and Belgian Symbolists, find full expression in Spare’s early work, along with a desire to shock the bourgeois.

The critic writes that the curator of the exhibit.

Agnes School and gained employment at Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, a company that focused on the design of posters. 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! Spare believed that intentionally repressed material would become ljbros effective in the same way that “unwanted” since not consciously provoked repressions and complexes have tremendous power over the person and his or her shaping of reality.

An anonymous review of The Book of Satyrs published in Decemberwhich must have appeared around the time of Spare’s 23rd birthday, is by turns condescending and grudgingly respectful, “Mr. Alternately, he thought that it might have been adopted from Madame Blavatsky in her book The Secret Doctrinewhich refers to the idea of an ultimate power as Kia-yu. Key to Spare’s magico-religious views were the dual concepts of Zos and Kia.

Notably, Grant claimed that Spare had been a member of the secretive Cult of Ku, a Chinese occult sect who met in Stockwell osmah worship a serpent goddess.


Spare’s austn 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. She introduced him to her husband Kenneth Grant —a former disciple of Aleister Crowley’s who was greatly interested in the occult.

There are differing accounts as to where the wedding took place, with Spare claiming that it occurred in St George’s, Hanover Squarealthough later biographer Phil Baker suggested that it might instead have been at St George’s Register Office. Rushing to see him at his hospital bed, it was here that Spare’s two dearest friends, Kenneth Grant and Frank Letchford, met one another for the first time.

Critical reaction to his work in period ranged from baffled but impressed, to patronizing and dismissive. Modernism and more formalist art values had come in, whereas Edwardian-style occultism, personal eccentricity, Symbolism, ‘literary’ art and academic drawing were none of them in great demand.

Russell, in which his illustrations once more displayed his interest in the abnormal and the grotesque. Envisioning his new venture, titled Formas a successor to The Yellow Bookhe was joined as co-editor by the etcher Frederick Carterwho used the pseudonym of Francis Marsden.

And here we must credit Mr. However, his designs are not inappropriate for the crude paradoxes that form the text of this book.

In his opinion, a magical desire cannot become truly effective until it has become an organic part of the subconscious mind. 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 austib Byam Shawpraised his “remarkable sense of colour and great vigour of conception.

Inthe 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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Austin Osman Spare.

This was a short-lived project, but during its brief career it reproduced impressive figure drawing and lithographs by Spare and others.

Draughtsmanpainter and Occultist. Here, they became auustin to Spare’s old friend Sylvia Pankhurstwith Spare also befriending several local Spzrereading works of Jewish literature such as the Zohar and The Song of Solomon in order to impress them. According to this story, the auatin of which 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.


George’s Gallery in Hanover Square inausyin then at the Lefevre Gallery inbut his work received little praise in the press or attention from the public. The Sermon to the Hypocriteswhich served as a criticism of British society influenced by the ideas of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. In a review of The Book of Pleasurethe critic again anonymous seems resigned to bewilderment, “It is impossible for me to regard Mr.

This page was last edited kibros 1 Novemberat For the British experimental music band, see Zos Kia. Rejecting Christianity and developing an interest in western esotericismhe read several books auston Theosophy by Madame Blavatskynamely Isis Unveiledand spaer to explore the topic further, he also read the works of prominent occultists Cornelius Agrippa and Eliphas Levi.

Spare on his views regarding the sub-conscious and conscious mind. The book was finished off with an introduction authored by Scottish painter James Guthrie. Spare described ” Zos ” as the human body and mind, and would later adopt the term as a pseudonym for himself. Typically, he was both of these – and neither. There he kept open house; critics and purchasers would go down, ring the bell, be admitted, and inspect the pictures, often in the company of some of the models – working women of the neighbourhood.

He was productive from his earliest years until his death.

Austin Osman Spare

Spare was first heard of six or seven years ago he was hailed in some quarters as the new Beardsley, and as the work of osmab young man of seventeen his drawings had a certain amount of vigour and originality.

Interested in witchcraft, he was introduced to Gerald Gardner ossman, the founder of Gardnerian Wiccabut remained unconvinced that he offered anything of spiritual worth. Sepulchre’s Churchat the top of Snow Hilland each day he would pass by Smithfield meat marketwhich being an animal lover, he detested.

The show was the last West End show Spare would have for 17 years. Spare was regarded as libroe artist of considerable talent and good prospects, but his style was apparently controversial.