Lateral Thinking in Contemporary Art. Josefa Tolrà, Medium and Artist (1880-1959)

Pilar Bonet Julve

Abstract


We are attracted to the creative drive of marginal authors. The creativity that suddenly wakes up and after the experience of altered states of consciousness. Throughout the twentieth century, we have studied non-rational forms of creation, the art of the mentally ill, those suffering social exclusion, visionaries and creators of mediumship world. Oddities art history to be kept under observation and elusive unorthodox reason. Today we live an extraordinary recovery of productions that do not meet the official canons or academic processes of art and challenges posed to us about the idea of art, beauty, creation and the role of art history. The author Josefa Tolrà is a new case study, beyond the terms Art Brut or outsider art: a case of mediumistic art.


Keywords


art mediumship; spiritualism; theosophy; occultism; drawing fluidic



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4471/brac.2014.13

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