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The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art is an art theory book that explores the collision of human madness and spiritual awakening in art. It examines a condition of insanity that can be seen in most art movements throughout art history and contrasts that insanity with revelations of beauty, wonder and truth that can also be found in many works of art. ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published August 16th 2013 by John Hunt
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As I read Patrick Howe’s book The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art, I asked myself, where did these ideas come from? True, no one would mistake Patrick for a regular guy. He is artistic, intensely individualistic, funny and a bit eccentric. I would expect unusual ideas from him, but whew! The Awakening Artist is in a league by itself. His ideas are so unique I wonder if they have somehow leaked over to us from the future.

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I really like this book, because it's a refreshing and hope giving view on creating and enjoying art. It comes out a bit as a long essay, but he author doesn't try to put himself on pedestal, though. He has a quite objective view on his own art path, and the his experience, makes the book credible, not just a nice theory. Howe is someone who has gone through it 'all'. And as Master of Fine Arts,Painter, in her 40's, myself, with spiritual interests(here we go with the duality of langua
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