International Painting Seminars

Old Masters ~ New Visions


 Old and New Visionary Versions of Mischtechnik









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



Upcoming Exhibition

March 27, 2020

ace121 Gallery




ARTISTS: Mantra Cora, Prof.Phil, Jennifer McEuen, Jack Shure, Morgan Mandala, Randal Roberts, Michael Pukac * CURATOR: Jennifer McEuen



If you are in the Los Angeles area, please join us for the Reception on Friday, March 27, 2020

7pm - 10pm

Show runs until May 22, 2020

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."        

Annual International  Summer Painting Retreats 

A 4-Week Seminar and 1 - 7 day Workshops





Unleash Your Creativity !

Philip Rubinov Jacobson & Mantra Cora

Mixed Techniques in Oil, Egg Tempera, Resin-Oil, Grassa, Grisaille, Brunaille, Portrait,  Observational and  Intuitive Work &  Painting from the Imagination



An ever-evolving and growing community of like-minded individuals who hail from around the globe in search of inspiration and knowledge attend these seminars;  a family of creative types formed in artistic-spirit that equally value skill, intuition and the power of the sacred imagination.  All of our shorter workshops and extensive seminars offer an artistic transmission of the Mischtechnik (German for  MIXED-TECHNIQUE) through a number of versions that will serve personal aims and can take you on a journey into the inner worlds of numinous inspiration and imagination.  No two people that come ever paint even remotely like the teachers or their fellow students because they  are encouraged to find, or pursue, their own unique visual language. THEIR STYLES  or expression may range from the Abstract to the Classical;  from Expressionism to Fantastic Realism and from Still life and Portraits to Visionary Art and everything in-between.

No experience is necessary.


You have all that you need.

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, 

To see ~  'An Overview of the Major Steps in a Traditional MISCHTECHNIK'  ~  CLICK HERE.





Bali 2014

Mischtechnik Painting Seminars