What is it that makes the crude, bizarre drawings of the uneducated, hopelessly maladjusted, psychotic Swiss Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) so forceful?
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 04, 2013
The Asheville Jung Center will host Art and the Psyche on July 27th at 12PM ET. In this Seminar, Art is the topic as it pertains to Analytical Psychology. Lucienne Marguerat plans to explore what visual art does to everyone and why this “moving” experience does not leave people unchanged, why it has in fact the same capacity as music to open everyone’s psychic space to humanity and the universe. As an illustration of this, we will examine a few works by 2 different artists. The Asheville Jung Center was founded in 2008 to advance the psychology of Carl Jung and promote an international Jungian community. It is affiliated with innerQuest Psychiatry and Counseling, a regional psychiatrist group.
The first artist Lucienne will look at is Adolf Wölfli. What is it that makes the crude, bizarre drawings of the uneducated, hopelessly maladjusted, psychotic Swiss Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) so forceful? More than his amazing sense of space and colors, what grips people is the authenticity and the tension they convey. His strange symbols and astounding compositions conjure up longings, lust, fears, tensions that everyone is dimly aware of.
The second artist that Lucienne will explore is Mria Lassnig. The paintings of Maria Lassnig (*1919), a classically trained artist from Austria, are not especially likable and yet they also have an undeniable impact. Apart from the aesthetic qualities (the sensuous use of colors or the vigorous strokes), what grips the viewer is their inner truth. Although of an unblinking honesty, that is sometimes hard to bear, the power of her art lets everyone feel as if they were her sensuous liveliness, her sarcasm, anguish, grief or despair.
Join the Asheville Jung Center on Saturday, July 27th, at 12PM ET for the live online seminar. Seats are limited so please register soon.