Friday, March 23, 2012

PETER MURPHY showing works in the GOLD Exhibition at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna

I just promoted this work in the private Visionary Art Network because I think it should be known that it is one of two pieces by our fellow Visionary Artist Peter Murphy that are currently on display at the prestigeous GOLD Exhibition at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna - if you happen to be in Vienna, the show is scheduled until June 17th.
Aside from that: if you are a collector, these works are still available! Get in touch with Peter if you are interested!

Below is the second work featured in this show:

Check out Peter's page in our VISIONARY ART GALLERY .

Links to his website (contact info) are on that page.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Call for Public Art - Phantasten Museum Wien - THE MUSEUM OF FANTASTIC ART IN VIENNA,

Call for Public Art. Phantasten Museum Wien-- THE MUSEUM OF FANTASTIC ART IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA....Guest Curator: Prof Philip Rubinov Jacobson



DEADLINE for submission of DIGITAL Images OF 3 PAINTINGS for Jury is April 30, 2012

Send your 3 images to the Guest Curator, Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson


Where: The Museum of Fantastic Art at the Palffy Palace) 1010 Wien, Josefplatz 6

In two major gallery spaces at the Phastasten Museum Wien

Theme: The intention of the exhibition is to show the generational life that Fantastic Art and Artists have propagated in 20th and 21st century art. It is important to realize that the artists selected for this exhibition will only represent a mere fraction of the now global branches of vision that has its origins in the roots of Fantastic Realism. It is equally important to offer the public an opportunity to realize the past, present and continuing generations of these artists that share a common passion that inspires an enormous spectrum of uncommon visions.

When: August 4 – 26, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 am.


DEADLINE for submission of DIGITAL Images OF 3 PAINTINGS for Jury is April 30, 2012

Send your 3 images to the Guest Curator, Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson


Approximately 50 artists who are not already represented and in the Collection of the Phantasten Museum and working in the Fantastic genre’. Artists already exhibited by the museum will be incorporated and listed as being part of the exhibition “UNCOMMON VISIONS”. The artists selected will have studied under one of the founding members of The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and/or under one of the next generation of Fantastics such as Prof Rubinov Jacobson, Martina Hoffman and Robert Venosa, Michael Fuchs, Wolfgang Manner or Brigid Marlin. There may ALSO be artists submittiing who have had a long standing association to the genre’. NOTE: Again; artists already represented in the museum’s collection need not submit work as their work will be part of this exhibition and integrated in the presentation. Totally unknown and young artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

PUBLIC CALL FOR ARTISTS: The curator and director of the museum will consider a very selective number of additional artists who have not had a direct association to school of Fantastic Realism but have a body of work that is of a Fantastic, Visionary or Surreal nature.

Send your 3 images to the Guest Curator, Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson


Paintings are preferred, but in exceptional cases intaglio prints and drawings may be accepted. No REPRODUCTIONS PLEASE.

Size: maximum size will be approximately 40 x 36 inches
Submit up to three images. Only digital images will be accepted for submission and should be of a high-res quality. No details of the paintings are being requested. If you are accepted to exhibit, Prof Phil will have selected one work from the three submitted images. This selected image will be forwarded on to the Phantasten Museum curatorial staff for final approval. You will be notified in any event.
0 – nothing is being charged to submit your work for review
The museum retains 40% of any sale of any painting while on exhibition.
All works are insured while on the premises of the museum.
Send: 3 digital Images. Hi-res JPEGS of three separate paintings accompanied by the information of each image. Image should be numbered and correspond with a separate information sheet giving the TITLE, MEDIA, SIZE (inches please) and DATE of each work.
Send your 3 images to the Guest Curator, Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson
SIZE MUST NOT EXCEED 40 X 36 INCHES IN EITHER DIRECTION.. Please INCLUDE the price of your work in Euro taking into account of the 40% commission by the museum and other costs invested.

 All works selected must be either framed and suitable to hang on flat walls.

 Shipment/Delivery/Pick up of Work: The artist is responsible for the delivery of their selected work to the museum, and the cost to return any unsold works to specified destination

 Deadline for Delivery of ACCEPTED Work: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 Deadline for Picking up Work: No later than the 1st week of September, 2012


Questions regarding submission of your work:
Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson at Email:
Questions regarding delivery/pick up of selected art work:
Österreichisches Kulturzentrum, Phantasten Museum
Tel.: +43(1)512 56 81
Fax.: +43(1)512 31 56
Mobil.:+43 (0)676 623 8856


Painting from the Spirit – 5 day workshop on Quick Mische Technique
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 -- Sunday, July 1, 2012
Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson
For Beginners to Advanced Artists.
Absolutely no experience necessary, you already have everything you need.
OLD MASTERS- NEW VISIONS – Mischtechnik and Fa Presto Seminar

 With Prof Philip Rubinov Jacobson & Michael Fuchs

July 15 – August 11, 2012 in Payerbach, Austria

In the alps, a fairy tale village, only a few spots left! Join us an unleash your creativity!









Malwerkstatt Kulturzentrum Palais Palffy - Malkurs: Realistisch Malerei mit Bella Volen

Realistische Malerei mit Bella Volen
Für Ideenbesprechung und Buchungen : info @ oder +43 69913229826
Termin: Sa, 31. März – So, 1. April 2012
Unterrichtszeiten: 10:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Kosten: € 260,-/Person
Unterricht auf Deutsch, bei Bedarf auch sehr gerne Englisch oder Bulgarisch.
Die Malerei ist eine Bildsprache, je reicher unser Bildvokabular, desto schöner, interessanter können wir uns ausdrücken. Ein besonderes Bild kann nicht nur gute Ideen und handwerkliches Können darstellen, sondern auch Rhythmus der Formen, Symmetrie und Asymmetrie, ruhige und aktive Teile, verschwommene oder scharfe Elemente, klein oder groß, quer oder hoch, Kontrast und Harmonie von den Strukturen, Farben, Dunkelheit, Helligkeit, Lichtquellen in dem Bild selbst, Schatten.
Die Gegenstände können realistisch, reduziert, transformiert, abstrakt, transparent, von verschiedenen Perspektiven betrachtet werden …
In diesem Seminar werden wir uns jeden Tag mit einer neuen Aufgabe beschäftigen und sowohl an dem Konzept, als auch sehr bewusst mit den Farbkombinationen, Grundlagen der Gestaltungslehre und verschiedenen Pinselstrichen arbeiten.
Es wird individuell gearbeitet, somit ist das Seminar sowohl für Anfänger, als auch für Fortgeschrittene geeignet.
Egal ob Flora, Fauna, Architektur, Gegenstände, Traumwelten, Muster oder Menschen, alles ist möglich.
Sehr gerne können Sie sich bei mir im Voraus per e-mail melden und ihre Malwünsche teilen, damit ich die passenden Vorlagen für Ihre Ideen vorbereite.
Es wird mit Acryl, Aquarell oder Gouachefarben gemalt. Diese und Zeichenmaterial, Papier, Pinsel und Leinwand sind bitte mitzubringen.
Falls Sie etwas vergessen haben, bekommen Sie für das Seminar
natürlich Ersatz-Materialien von mir.
Es wird auch die Arbeit mit verschiedenen Imprimaturen, Emulsionen und Lacken gezeigt.

Kulturzentrum Palais Palffy
Josefsplatz 6, 1010 Wien
Österreichisches Kulturzentrum
 Phantasten Museum
 im Palais Palffy

Friday, March 2, 2012

Paris Surrealist Heritage – Bissaya Barreto Foundation

Artist Santiago Ribeiro the curator of the very successful “Surrealism Now” exhibition in Coimbria, Portugal, in collaboration with Liba Waring Stambollion have organised a quality exhibition in the heart of Paris at Dorothy’s Gallery, the American Center for the Arts. The exhibition brings together artists from diverse countries, such as France, Portugal, Russia, United States, Czech Republic, Vietnam and Latvia.
Surrealism, which was born after the first wold war, is characterized by its opposition to all social conventions, moral and logic. It is a movement immersed in dreams, instinct, desire, rebellion, and the liberty of life. It is also perhaps the movement most tied to imagination, a movement fully alive in the artistic and literary worlds. In Portugal, it is perhaps the link which ties these two worlds together. Prof. Perfecto Cuadrado said so aptly in one of his conferences: “The history of Surrealism, meaning anthologies, studies, catalogues (and exhibits) devoted to the so called International surrealism, needs to be divulged – the price, sometimes, in a simplified fight against other forms of simplification, when it is not against a total silence due to sectarianism, or ignorance whether French, Portuguese or International.” Surrealism through words, painting and sculpture continues, like life to be: insistent, concrete, daily and real. This exhibition in Paris, the birthplace of the movement, is proof that “International Surrealism” is still alive.
Maria Fernanda Pinto
Paris, 06/01/2012

Exhibiting Artists

Andrej Nekrasov, Anne Ethuin, Benjamin Marques, Daniel Hanequand, Evgeny Denisov, Gregory Potosky, Isabel Meyrelles, Liba Waring Stambollion, Paula Rosa, Santiago Ribeiro, Serge Sunne, Shahla Rosa, Victor Lages, Vu Huyen Thuong, Yuri Shpakovsky and Yuri Tsvetaev.
originally posted in FANTASTIC VISIONS, February 29th