Art is magic

"I believe that magic is art, and that art, whether that be music, writing, sculpture, or any other form, is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness." Alan Moore


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The portal Mittelalter Digital has conducted an interview with me. In it you can read about the background to my work as a book illuminator: mittelalter.digital/artikel/farbenpracht-auf-pergament-im-interview-mit-dr-julia-bangert/1

 

In 2020, like so many others, I had often moved my working day to the home office. I used the time to create a lavishly crafted page for the Gutenberg-Shop in Mainz. It is a reproduction of a page from the famous Gutenberg Bible. As in the original I decorated the printed text with elaborate border paintings with gold leaf. Here you can find a press article about my work: www.print.de/news-de/dr-julia-bangert-malt-seite-aus-der-gutenbergbibel/

 

You can find more pictures and drawings as well as insights into the progress of my current work on my Instagram profiles art_is_magic and bookillumination.