International Painting Seminars
Old Masters ~ New Visions
Old and New Visionary Versions of Mischtechnik
* BALI * SWITZERLAND * USA * AUSTRIA * ITALY *
Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Mantra Cora & Guest Artist-Teachers
19th Anniversary ~ 2015
OLD MASTERS ~ NEW VISIONS was founded in 1997 by Prof Philip Rubinov Jacobson when his mentor and old friend, Ernst Fuchs, requested that he establish an academy, gallery and forum to pass on the knowledge of the old masters and inspire what Prof Phil has called: 'The Visionary Tribe'. Now, that dream will be realized as a major Center for the Arts becomes established in Brugg, Switzerland in 2015-2016.
Knowledge of traditional recipes and techniques are not being taught in the majority of art institutions today; with the current trend of almost total disregard for training in technique as well as for an understanding of the materials themselves. He has been co-teaching with his partner, Mantra Cora, since 2012. They are dedicated to the preservation and desemination of MischTechnik and ancient and treasured artistic knowledge so that it is not irretrievably lost, while encouraging artistic practice to enhance awareness.
Over the years many Visting Artists and Teachers have been invited to contribute alongside Prof Phil and Mantra in the seminars.This has included Prof Ernst Fuchs, Michael Fuchs, De Es Schwertberger, Roberto Venosa and Martina Hoffmann, Brigid Marlin, Daniel Friedemann, Peter Gric, Wolfgang Widmoser and assistants Amanda Sage, Matthias Staber, Cynthia Re' Robbins, Kim Evans, Veronica Shremeck and Kris Kuksi. Over the last two decades students from every corner of Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, Egypt, Israel, the Caribbean and Indonesia have attended the OMNV Painting seminars. These studio art workshops are geared for beginning, advanced and highly accomplished artists. But, no matter what level of accomplishment each artist is at, all bring something unique and extraordinary with them, adding something to our creative community, co-creating a world-centric view and the promise of global transformation. This reality echoes what Prof Phil always says:
‘’No experience is necessary ~ you have all that you need. ''
Mischtechnik Painting Seminars
USA * UNITED KINGDOM * AUSTRIA * IBIZA - SPAIN * BALI * BAVARIA * ITALY
& GREECEE *
Prof .Phil and Mantra Cora inspect an abstract ground - imprimatur she made.
WHAT IS MISCHTECHNIK ? The almost forgotten old master techniques of painting, like Mischtechnik, used by many of the Rennaissance masters, was actually never totally abandoned but handed down from master to student over centuries. It was always in use in an unbroken chain, even if obscure and rarely taught at any art school or university. Aside from the great desemination of this knowledge by Pietro Anigonni and Prof Phil & Mantra's mentor, Ernst Fuchs and the Vienna School of Fantastic Realists, there have been a number of Masters of Mischtechnik over the last hundred years that even todays' Misch Painters are not aware of. This has included Barthel Giles, Otto Dix, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, Robert S. Smulyan, Franz Gertsch to name but a few. In Mischtechnik, the method itself creates a sense of a living light; an inner luminosity that reaches out to the viewer and responders. Such attention to the creative practice results in paintings embodying a process of alchemical transformation, in which the physical matter of painting itself, the ground pigment, the egg, the oil, emulsions, and hand made mediums are transmuted through the agency of our craft into an extraordinary vision. Click the LINK below to follow the basic steps in Mischtechnik as demonstrated by one of Prof Phil's former outstanding students, the highly accomplished artist, Madeline von Foerster,
Rejuvenate * EXPLORE * Unleash Your Creativity !
Philip Rubinov Jacobson & Mantra Cora
No experience is necessary, you have all that you need
Painting Retreats that uplift your spirit, inspire and unleash your vision.
"No experience is necessary for the Beginner - you have all that you need. The Advanced are guided individually toward Mastery of their own Visual Language."
Mixed Techniques in Oil, Egg Tempera, Resin-Oil, Grassa, Grisaille, Brunaille, Portrait, Observational and Intuitive Work & Painting from the Imagination