The Red Book was hidden for generations, now 100 years later the images from Jung’s visions, inner experience and confrontation with the unconscious have come back to life.
Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
An exhibition of first-generation fine art prints by Carl G. Jung shows at Pacifica Graduate Institute from February 24 through April 4, 2014. These momentous prints from C.G. Jung’s ground-breaking, The Red Book, have only previously been exhibited at the International Association of Analytical Psychology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark and at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world.
“You are able to see Jung’s personal paintings,” said Willow Young, Certified Jungian Analyst. “The Red Book was hidden for generations, now 100 years later the images from Jung’s visions, inner experience and confrontation with the unconscious have come back to life.”
At the time of publication in 2009, Carl Jung’s secret, The Red Book, was billed as the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology. Five years later, The Red Book, with its exquisite images and provocative messages still captivates our imagination and travels the world, now in yet a new form as fine art prints. Through April 4, the art work of Carl Jung, enhanced and enlarged for color, quality and detail, will be available to the public via a six-week, free exhibit at Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Lane in Santa Barbara, California.
Carl G. Jung’s Liber Novus, The Red Book, is not simply a compendium of dream descriptions and derivations of archetypal roles and functions; it is a book that itself draws on an inter-cultural archetype, the illuminated manuscript. It could pass for a Bible rendered by a medieval monk, especially for the care with which Jung entered his writing as ornate Gothic script. He also took on similarly stylized and beautiful manners of non-western word-image conflation, including Persian miniature painting and East Asian calligraphy.
Using proprietary technology employed to reproduce The Red Book in facsimile and to create the reproductions, Digital Fusion, in cooperation with the Jung Foundation has produced a suite of 77 large-scale prints that capture the vividness of Jung’s handiwork and present it, finally, as art. 23 individual curated images will be on display at Pacifica Graduate Institute through April, 4, 2014. While all 77 prints, 25” x 32.8”, will be available for purchase through the Pacifica Bookstore. Each print is authenticated through laser engraving and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and description by London-based historian Sonu Shamdasani, who spent three years persuading the Jung family to endorse the publication of The Red Book.
About Pacifica Graduate Institute
Pacifica, with two campuses in Santa Barbara, California, is an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology.
The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of resources including the OPUS Archives and Research Center which is home to the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives.
The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to foster creative learning and research in the fields of psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, framed in the traditions of depth psychology. Consistent with and supporting this vision, Pacifica Graduate Institute is employee-owned, and practices shared stewardship. http://www.pacifica.edu
Pacifica’s M.A./Ph.D. program in Jungian and Archetypal studies is accepting applications for spring 2014 enrollment, and the hybrid-online graduate offering will hold residential sessions in both New York and Santa Barbara for spring students. Call 805.879.7305 to learn more.