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Spare fell in love, producing a number of portraits of Eily, before marrying her on 4 September In the spring ofa recently married woman named Steffi Grant introduced herself to Spare, having developed a fascination with what she read about him in the press. While the Zos Kia Cultus has very few adherents today, it is widely considered an important influence on the rise of chaos magic.

Journalists from the British press took a particular interest in his work, highlighting the fact that, at zzos years of age, he was the youngest artist in the exhibition, with some erroneously claiming that he was the youngest artist to ever exhibit at the show.

The book was finished off with an introduction authored by Scottish painter James Guthrie.

Spare biographer Phil Baker, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Spare’s work is evidently that of young man of talent.

His funeral was paid for by his friend Hannen Swaffer, and he was buried alongside his father at St. Thereafter Spare was rarely found in the purlieus of Bond St. His arms were annathema injured in the blast.

Austin Osman Spare

In he exhibited at the Archer Gallery, producing over works for the show. Archived from the original on 12 April For the British experimental music band, see Zos Kia. Spare had moved to South London, to a run-down council flat at 52 Becket House, Tabard Street in Southwarkdescribing his life there as that of “a swine, with swine. Spare, and he must not be content with producing in his majority what passed muster in his zls. Having left higher education, Spare became employed as a bookplate designer and illustrator, with his first book commission being for Ethel Rolt Wheeler ‘s Behind the Veilpublished by the sos David Nutt in Various books have been written about Spare and his art by the likes of Robert Ansell and Phil Baker Raised in the Anglican denomination of Christianity, Spare had come to denounce this monotheistic faith when he was seventeen, telling a reporter that “I am devising a religion of my own which embodies my conception of what; we are, we were, and shall be in the future.

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Spare subsequently submitted several drawings for publication in Crowley’s Thelemite journal, The Equinoxreceiving payment in the form of an expensive ritual robe. But the years have not dealt kindly with Mr.

For these reasons, he believed in the intimate unity between humans and other species in the animal world; this was visually reflected in his art through the iconography of the horned humanoid figures. In Spare’s worldview, the “soul” was actually the continuing influence of “the ancestral animals” that humans had evolved from, that could be tapped into to gain insight and qualities from past incarnations.

It has been argued that Spare’s magic depended at least in part upon psychological repression.

Anathema of Zos : The Sermon to the Hypocrites, an Automatic Writing

Austin Anwthema Spare 30 December — 15 May was an English artist and occultist [1] [2] who worked as both a draughtsman and a painter. Spare described ” Zos ” as the human body and mind, and would later adopt the term as a pseudonym for himself. Self-published by Zoa through the Co-Operative Printing Society, copies of Earth Inferno were purchased by Pankhurst and other friends from the college. He worked chiefly in pastel or pencil, drawing rapidly, often taking no more than two hours over a picture.

Spare was first heard of six or seven years ago he was hailed in some quarters as the new Beardsley, and as the work of a young man of seventeen his drawings had a certain amount of vigour and originality. After publishing two short-lived art magazines, Form and The Golden Hindduring the First World War he was conscripted into the armed forces and worked as an official war artist. Spare on his views regarding the sub-conscious and conscious mind.

During the late s he developed and exhibited a style of painting based on a logarithmic form of anamorphic projection which he called “siderealism”.

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Austin Osman Spare – Wikipedia

Here, his paintings illustrated many of the themes that would continue to inspire him throughout his life, including his mystical views about Anathmea and Kia. Crowley introduced himself to Spare, becoming a patron and champion of his art, which he proclaimed to be a message from the Divine. It is far easier to imitate an epigram than to anathems one. Spare used the term anwthema Kia “, which he pronounced keah or keerto refer to a universal mind or ultimate power, akin to the Hindu idea of Brahman or the Taoist idea of the Tao.

He has come back in time to play a belated part in the revival of taste for art nouveau. Spare held his first pub show at the Temple Bar in Walworth Road in latewhich again proved successful, earning Spare guineas.

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Despite his interest in the unconscious, Spare was deeply critical of the ideas put forward by the psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jungreferring to them as “Fraud and Junk. In many ways this theory offered a unison of reincarnation and evolution, both being factors which Spare saw intertwined which furthered evolutionary progression.

A great fan of the wireless, he eagerly agreed, but was deeply upset by the result, which appeared on an episode titled “Unusual Beliefs”, believing that he had been ridiculed. In the evenings he attended the Lambeth School of Art.

Spare placed great emphasis on the unconscious part of the mindbelieving that it was the source of inspiration. Spare’s work is remarkable for its variety, including paintings, a vast number of drawings, work with pastel, a few etchings, published books combining text with imagery, and even bizarre bookplates.

In a review of The Book of Pleasurethe critic again anonymous seems resigned to bewilderment, “It is impossible for me to regard Mr. The World commented that “his inventive faculty is stupendous and terrifying in its creative flow of impossible horrors”, while The Observer noted that “Mr.