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Georgiana Houghton

Georgiana Houghton
  • Author : Simon Grant,Lars Bang Larsen,Marco Pasi
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  • Release Date :2016-06-23
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9781911300021
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Summary : The birth of abstract art is typically associated with Kandinsky and others in the early 20th century. Houghton's work, however, predates this momentous artistic breakthrough by half a century. In this respect, she anticipates the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), whose work is now appreciated for its significance in the early history of abstraction.Houghton was a prominent figure of the early spiritualist movement in Victorian England, which played a significant role in various spheres of 19th century culture and was later championed by such influential figures as Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Spiritualism emerged as the belief that contact with a spirit realm was possible and that such communication could bring one closer to God. Houghton, a trained artist as well as a medium, pioneered the use of drawing as a method of channeling and expressing communications with spirit entities. During the 1860s and 1870s, she produced a series of unprecedented abstract watercolors as part of her practice as a spirit medium. Houghton called these works 'spirit drawings'. Remarkably complex, layered watercolors and technically highly accomplished, their bold colors and fluid forms have a mesmerizing and deeply absorbing effect. Detailed inscriptions on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including family members, several Renaissance artists, such as Titian and Correggio, and higher angelic beings. Although produced in a very different context, Houghton's abstract works have close connections to the ways in which 20th Century artists developed abstract languages of art to transcend the everyday realm of representation and consciousness.In 1871 Houghton rented a prestigious gallery space in Bond Street and presented 55 of her spirit drawings to a perplexed London audience. The critic from The Era newspaper pronounced it to be "the most astonishing exhibition in London at the present moment." The Daily News likened the works to "tangled threads of colored wool" and concluded that "they deserve to be seen as the most extraordinary and instructive example of artistic aberration."Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings will present more than 20 of these remarkable works. Unlike anything typically associated with Victorian culture, it will be a fascinating opportunity to consider their place within the history of art; both as products of their times and as precursors of radical 20th Century art.

Evenings at home in spiritual séance

Evenings at home in spiritual séance
  • Author : Georgiana Houghton
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  • Release Date :1882
  • Total pages :329
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Evenings at Home in Spiritual Seance

Evenings at Home in Spiritual Seance
  • Author : Georgiana Houghton
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  • Release Date :2008-10
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 9780559174971
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Summary : This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

World Receivers

World Receivers
  • Author : Karin Althaus,Matthias Mühling,Sebastian Schneider
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  • Release Date :2019-02-14
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 9783777431574
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Summary : "Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892-1963) in Switzerland developed an individual, abstract pictorial language. What they had in common was a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect and the supernatural. Their works are being presented side by side for the first time in an exhibition. The three women artists all found their artistic language within the context of the spiritual movements of their times: Houghton in spiritism, af Klint in theosophy and Kunz in naturopathy. Their artworks bear witness to a 'mediumistic' praxis: Houghton and af Klint were inspired by higher beings to paint, while Kunz developed her drawings with the help of a pendulum. In addition, the volume shows stills by Harry Smith and James and John Whitney, who - inspired by various occult movements - made experimental films during the 1940s"--Publisher's website.

Georgiana Houghton, a Gift from Spirit, Catalogue of Works Held at the Victorian Spiritualists' Union

Georgiana Houghton, a Gift from Spirit, Catalogue of Works Held at the Victorian Spiritualists' Union
  • Author : Lorraine Lee Tet,Alan Bennett,Jeff Stewart,Peter Mitchelson
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  • Release Date :2020-10-25
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780648830405
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Summary : Georgiana Houghton was Spiritualist artist living and working in England in the 1860-80's. The VSU has the largest known collection of her work in the world, and as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations is publishing a book of their collection. This catalogue is of the 35 paintings held by the VSU. It consists of one essay on Houghton's paintings in Australia and a brief history of Spiritualism in Australia including that of the VSU, plus an essay on her way of working, and a biography of Houghton, by Jeff Stewart. An Introduction by Alan Bennett and Lorraine Lee Tet. An essay from the Grimwade centre on the paint and paper and techniques used by Georgiana Houghton, and the works condition and conservation .The book is large format and full colour. Most of the 35 paintings reproduced have text by the artist on the reverse side, which is also reproduced. They are a number of full colour photographs accompanying each essay and introduction.

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings
  • Author : Georgiana Houghton
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  • Release Date :2018-01-27
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9783337430474
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Modernism's History

Modernism's History
  • Author : Bernard Smith
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9780868407449
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Summary : Encompassing movements from post-impressionism to post-modernism, eminent and widely published art historian Bernard Smith has written a sweeping history, a reformulation of art history in the twentieth century.

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings and Phenomena Invisible to the Material Eye

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings and Phenomena Invisible to the Material Eye
  • Author : Georgiana Houghton
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  • Release Date :2001-10
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 1402194153
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Summary : This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by E. W. Allen, 1882, London

Early and contemporary spirit artists, psychic artists and medium painters from 5,000 B.C. to the present day. History, Study, Analysis

Early and contemporary spirit artists, psychic artists and medium painters from 5,000 B.C. to the present day. History, Study, Analysis
  • Author : Maximillien de Lafayette
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  • Release Date :2017-05-19
  • Total pages :738
  • ISBN : 1365955613
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Summary : EARLY AND CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT ARTISTS, PSYCHIC ARTISTS AND MEDIUM PAINTERS FROM 5,000 B.C. TO THE PRESENT DAY. History, Study, Analysis. Scientifical, Psychological, Philosophical, Artistical, and Metaphysical Study of Mediumship in Art (730 Pages). Published by Times Square Press, New York. This is the University-Economy Edition. Also available in Museum Edition, a collector's item, deluxe edition in full colors printed on glossy, heavy stock paper. Also available in ebook edition in 3 volumes. This is a world's premiere; the first encyclopedic book on this subject, ever printed. Authoritative, comprehensive, documented, fully illustrated, and rich in content, analysis, historical presentation, and comparative studies of all the facets and genre of Spirit Art, Psychic Art, and Mediumistic Art. A true treasure. For more information, contact Marla Cohen at [email protected]

Early & contemporary spirit artists,psychic artists & medium painters from 5,000 B.C. to the present day.History,Study,Analysis. Museum Ed. V1

Early & contemporary spirit artists,psychic artists & medium painters from 5,000 B.C. to the present day.History,Study,Analysis. Museum Ed. V1
  • Author : Maximillien de Lafayette
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  • Release Date :2017-05-11
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 1365955753
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Summary : EARLY AND CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT ARTISTS, PSYCHIC ARTISTS AND MEDIUM PAINTERS FROM 5,000 B.C. TO THE PRESENT DAY. History, Study, Analysis. MUSEUM EDITION, Volume I from a set of 2 volumes. Scientifical, Psychological, Philosophical, Artistical, and Metaphysical Study of Mediumship in Art. Published by Times Square Press, New York. This is the Museum Edition, a collector's item, deluxe edition in full colors printed on glossy, heavy stock paper. Also available in University-Economy Edition at a very reduced price. Also available in ebook edition in 2 volumes. This is a world's premiere; the first encyclopedic book on this subject, ever printed. Authoritative, comprehensive, documented, fully illustrated, and rich in content, analysis, historical presentation, and comparative studies of all the facets and genre of Spirit Art, Psychic Art, and Mediumistic Art. A true treasure. For more information, contact Marla Cohen at [email protected]

Houghton Ancestors (Hard cover version)

Houghton Ancestors (Hard cover version)
  • Author : William D. Houghton
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : 0557189144
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Summary : John Houghton (1624-1684), son of John Houghton, was born in England. He married Beatrix Joselyn (1625-1720) in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England. They immigrated to America in 1647 and settled in Massachusetts. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in England, Massachusetts, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Medium and Daybreak

The Medium and Daybreak
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1884
  • Total pages :329
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Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight

Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight
  • Author : Molly Whittington-Egan
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  • Release Date :2014-03-21
  • Total pages :140
  • ISBN : 1906000751
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Summary : Many moons ago, in the high Victorian era, Mrs. Guppy, the famous medium, was enjoying a sparkling success. Over the rooftops of Bloomsbury she sailed, was infused through lathe and plaster, and clambered on to tables in the darkness, magicking down showers of apports. Night after night, once the lights were extinguished, and the damped fires had died in the grates, the séance could begin in plush and mahogany drawing-rooms. The O of her mouth in speaking trances was a portal to the spirit world. Her lidded eyes were flickering sensors. The floating paper trumpets were channels to catch the direct voices of the departed. Curtained cabinets were entrances to the unknown land. There, in the thrilling, breathing gloom, decked out in merging black gown, portly, not ethereal, Mrs Guppy, silently, deftly, tripped her own fantastic dance in little, pointy, soft, boots. Definitely invisible, for none ever spotted her, and very nearly noiseless - once, she set a chandelier a-tinkling - she glided behind the bowed heads of her awestruck sitters, and dispensed upon the table a cornucopia of gifts and symbols, apports, from the spirits; animal, vegetable and mineral. Wings swooped and birds burbled; doves were released. Lights darted and twinkled. Auditory effects, tactile feelings, stroking, prickling, oriental smells, made temporary schizophrenics of solid citizens. She was a sensation. Sadly, though, she was a fake medium, or a cheat, as they called it then, deliberately and in full consciousness employing techniques and devices in order to deceive others that she was in contact with the dead. She was lucky, or exceptionally talented: no lurking sceptic ever managed to expose her, to put up the light prematurely, snatch off a veil, or disclose a mask or waxen body part, as was happening to her rivals. In her palmy days, at the beginnings of the British craze for spiritualism she was a maker of miracles, and her name is still remembered. Her private life, obscured to those who believed in her, was curious, and based on fundamental lies. This is her story, finally brilliantly exposed and researched by criminologist Molly Whittington-Egan. It is the story of a brilliant lifelong conwoman and prestidigitateur.

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings and Phenomena Invisible to the Material Eye Interblended with Personal Narrative

Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings and Phenomena Invisible to the Material Eye Interblended with Personal Narrative
  • Author : Georgiana Houghton
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  • Release Date :2004-09-01
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781417949229
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Summary : 1882. Illustrated by six plates containing 54 miniature reproductions from the original photographs. The author of Evenings at Home in Spiritual Seance produces a chronicle of photos of spiritual phenomena. An excerpt from the book...I can conclude this work with a joyful anticipation of what may yet be in store for us in photographing those whom we look upon as invisible beings, and we may thus be the agents of a fuller revelation to redound to the glory of God. May his name be Blessed and Praised.

The Philosophy of Mesmerism and Electrical Psychology

The Philosophy of Mesmerism and Electrical Psychology
  • Author : John Bovee Dods
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  • Release Date :1886
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN :
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