Peintures Inconnues d’Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: la Collection de Palerme

Peintures Inconnues d'Aleister Crowley: €19

Peintures Inconnues : http://bit.ly/av1F1J : €19

This French-language paperback has all 16 paintings from the Palermo Collection, recently discovered and exhibited in Paris. In addition to the 16 full-color pages, this includes writings of Marco Pasi, William Breeze, Giuseppe Di Liberti, Alessandra Sandrolini, and Kenneth Anger. We hasten to repeat, it’s in French.

Rough translation of the description on the back of the book:

Founder of a new religion, magician, poet, painter, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) settled in the 1920s in Cefalù, where he founded the Abbey of Thelema. The series of paintings presented here, from an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, was discovered some years ago in a village near Cefalù. The exhibition expressed the importance of image and symbol in Occult. It includes studies of the Thoth Tarot, designed by Crowley twenty years later (1938 to 1942). Between visions and dreamlike hallucinations, a  psychotropic utopia of a primitive paradise, all of Crowley’s work has influenced the counter-culture and even pop music. The discovery of these paintings is the opportunity to examine the complexity of Crowley’s legacy.

La description originale en français:

Fondateur d’une nouvelle religion, magicien, poète, peintre, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) s’installe dans les années 1920 à Cefalù, où il fonde son Abbaye de Théléma. La série de peintures présentées ici, objet d’une exposition au Palais de Tokyo, a été découverte il y a quelques années dans un village proche de Cefalù. Elle explicite l’importance de l’image et du symbole dans le domaine occulte. Son étude atteste entre autres de son lien avec le jeu de Thoth, tarot conçu par Crowley vingt ans plus tard (1938- 1942). Entre visions oniriques et hallucinations psychotropes, utopie d’un paradis primitif, l’ensemble de l’oeuvre de Crowley a influencé la contre-culture autant que la musique pop. La découverte de ces peintures est l’occasion d’interroger la complexité de cet héritage.

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  1. I’ve recently bought a catalogue in English about the Works of the Palermo Collection,published by Buratti Fine Art in Australia.

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