This is a start on a Working Bibliography on IMAGINAL ART.  Reading a bibliography can beFUN.  Best to print it out, if you feel the need -  or can afford the paper - and make notes next to items that interest you the most.  This allows us to create a sort of map - excavated, so to speak, from the whole list.  It informs us about our central  preoccupations.  [ONLINE HERE]

Regards, Samten Cape Town, 23rd October 2018. 


“Collective, democratic educational practices work to bridge social barriers, spark discourse between popular and sub-cultures, promote the goals of social justice, and empower youth with meaningful knowledge and methods of unrestricted exploration

   New models of art education should examine both present and future terrains, relevant past practices used in the production of art, and other forms of visual and material culture. Contemporary art education should look to global perspectives on teaching practice, process, and production via traditional and emergent media and topics.

   Artists are often drawn to the positive intrinsic rewards of creating and perceiving aesthetic forms. Involvement with aesthetic forms leads to a transformation of consciousness and added awareness of a larger global society. Art communicates and links cultures together in collective experiences of visual and material culture. Thinking like an artist invites insightful and multivalent ways of seeing. Art educators should promote curricula that educate body mind, and spirit.”


The Condition of Art Education: Critical Visual Art Education [CVAE] Club, Winter 2010, Jerome Hausman, John Ploof, James Duignan, W. Keith Brown, Nicholas Hostert, Studies in Art Education, Vol. 51, No. 4, Debating the Field of Art Education and its Disciplinary Territories (Summer 2010), pp. 368-37

NOTE:  The Critical Visual Art Education Club (or CVAE Club) convened in the summer of 2009 out of a need to enhance dialogue with area art educators. We are a small community of like-minded art scholars, writers, practitioners, activists, and artists living and working in Chicago.

Stephen T Asma, Imagination is ancient, Aeon Essays [ONLINE]
Adam I. Attwood, Social Aesthetics & the School Environment. From the Series: The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education  [ONLINE HERE]
Susie Gablik, The Spiritual in Art: 
Karsten Harries The End and Origin of Art (Philosophy of Modern Art) Lecture Notes Fall Semester 2002 Yale University [ONLINE HERE]


Kirsten Hudson, For The Sake Of Beauty, Becoming Ornament And Other Guilty Pleasures.  On the naïve, Visionary artist: Edith Valentine Tenbrink. 
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Beauty and Justice, The Cresset, Vol. LXXIII, No.4, pp. 6 - 14. [ONLINE HERE]
Patrick T. Mccormick, A Right To Beauty: A Fair Share of Milk and Honey For The Poor,  Theological Studies 71 (2010) [ONLINE HERE]
Conway, Bevil R., & Alexander Rehding. 2013. Neuroaesthetics and the trouble with beauty. PLoS Biology [HERE]
Francis Hutcheson, The origin of our ideas of beauty, order, harmony, design  [ONLINE HERE]



The Imaginal Institute - Creativity and Culture

Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art  [ONLINE HERE]



Susan MichaelsonThe Visual Arts and the Healing Process
Mike King, Art and the postsecular, Journal of Visual Art Practice Volume 4 Number 1 2005 [London Metropolitan University] [ONLINE HERE]
Ronald Jones and Liv Stoltz, Spirited Away, Occultist, mystic and painter: the life and legacy of Hilma af Klint, Frieze, Issue 135 November–December 2010. [ONLINE HERE]
Hilton Kramer On the “Spiritual in Art” in Los Angeles, April, 1987.
Geert Lovink, Hermes on the Hudson: Notes on Media Theory after Snowden  [ONLINE HERE]

As work continues with the ongoing project ART & SPIRITUALITY, the research of Jewell Homad Johnson on Robert Motherwell [1915 – 1991) [ROBERT MOTHERWELL @ WIKIPEDIA]  is a welcome discovery. An article/paper and her main thesis are here:

Jewell Homad Johnson, The Modern Artist As Spiritual Adept [University of Sydney]  ONLINE HERE at her Academia page.

And her main ACADEMIA PAGE.

Jewell Homad Johnson, Robert Motherwell: the artist the spiritual the modern. A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Research) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - University of Sydney May 24, 2015. [ONLINE HERE]

Then, directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak: Robert Motherwell, The modern painter’s world”, Revisiones, n.º 6 (2010), pp. 69-78.  [ONLINE HERE]

And a Documentary:   Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) STORMING THE CITADEL [ONLINE HERE ON YOU TUBE]

Dedalus Foundation was set up by Robert Motherwell in 1981 to educate the public by fostering public understanding of modern art and modernism through its support of research, education, publications, and exhibitions in this field. [WEBSITE HERE]

A Study of Spirituality in Contemporary Visual Art and Foundations Funding
Peter Steinfels, Swapping 'Religion' for 'Postsecularism', August 3, 2002  [ONLINE HERE]
Professor Michael TuckerTowards a Shamanology: Revisioning Theory and  Practice in the Arts
Sylvester Wojtkowski, Jung’s “Art Complex”