VISIONARY REVUE

Two books containing Johfra’s works
may be ordered.

JOHFRA MONOGRAPH
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
JOHFRA: HOOGSTE LICHTEN EN DIEPSTE SCHADUWEN

(Johfra: Highest Lights and Deepest Shadows)

The most comprehensive collection of Johfra’s paintings and drawings available
Hundreds of color reproductions of his paintings, plus excerpts from his Journals (Dutch text) and a numbered register of his complete works.
Hard cover, 509 pages.
Euro 55.00

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Johfra’s autobiography


Dutch text, illustrated with 30 b&w reproductions of drawings, paintings, and photos.
Soft cover, 160 pages.
Euro 20.00

Please send all enquiries to:

Mr. Rardy van Soest
RvS Agenturen
P.O. Box 380
3994 XZ Houten
The Netherlands
Tel 0031 (0) 30 6350870
Fax 0031 (0) 30 6341182
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PARIS - SPRING 2003

      After moving to France, more Classical and Baroque elements asserted themselves, evident particularly in the drawings from his Journals and his series of Fountain paintings. Meanwhile, the artist had grown spiritually. Turning away from Hermeticism, he embraced a more Pantheistic view of the world. And so, in his later works, we find a fascination with Nature’s infinite detail and the awe-inspiring vistas of alpine landscapes.
      Yet, these are no ordinary landscapes. Elves abound, as do Elementals such as sea nymphs, water sprites and woodland fairies. An obsession with witches appears, and their sabbath creates large, stunning panels which culminate in a huge triptych dedicated to the worship of Pan.
      Rounding off our presentation of Johfra, two articles delve more deeply into selected works. THE HERMETIC JOHFRA examines major works from the 70’s in light of the Hermetic teachings that inspired them. And THE PANTHEIST JOHFRA takes works from his later period, attempting to decypher much of their earthbound imagery.
       Through all these articles, a vision gradually emerges of an artist who intensely observed the visible and invisible worlds, questioning each in turn. He was as familiar with the varieties of plants in Nature as he was with the arcana of symbols in Esoterica. Each offered a different answer to the spiritual questions that tormented him and this conflict drove him to explore the countless possible solutions in his art. With untiring energy, he observed, sketched and painted, producing a huge body of work which, even if the questions were not finally resolved, offers a stunningly beautiful view of the world. For Johfra, a world full of mystery.

L. Caruana
Paris, Jan 2003

For more information on myself and my works
visit my website at: LCaruana.com
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