Art can take any direction, today, even that of alienating man from himself, from his own kind and from Nature, collaborating thus with the psychic degeneration, social chaos and the destruction of Nature the Earth is suffering from.
In spite of the efforts of some, like Green Peace and Al Gore, for example, it is unnecessary to say that still too little has been done in this part of Europe to re-establish the ecological balance and revert the effects of pollution global warming caused by the uncontrolled human exploitation of the planet.
A MUSEUM OF ARTS FOR NATURE should promote love for nature, and more explicitly, the sensibility for the beauty of Nature and of the soul, the love-consciousness or inner truth.
The vulgarity of the taste of music, for example, of the masses today, and the World wide egoistic commercial interests at the cost of the Milieu and World peace, is a sign that humanity is still very poor spiritually, and it has to awake this quality of consciousness before destroying itself and the Earth it inhabits.
The creation of such a "school" of Art could be a great blessing and in conformity with the historical role of the Arts: a legacy for all people and for all time, that could help develop man's ability to see the treasures of nature, from the beauty of a leaf with dewdrops at our feet to the infinite sky, and feel one with it.
With kind regards,
Aguamystica or Mysticwater
has been presented twice in audiences
in April in the CASA DA CULTURA DE PARATY
in Brazil this year.
We would love to share the treasures of experiences
on the margens of tropical mountain rivers,
during a recent mission of Naturestudio in Brazil.
by van Chapman
Nature painting and drawings, exhibitions, portraits, poetic or philosophic publications,
art photos, audio visual presentation for live music shows.
1. Of, relating to, or based on a system of philosophy.
2. Characteristic of a philosopher, as in equanimity, enlightenment, and wisdom.)
If an enlightened being exists, is because clarity exists.
Can a non-enlightened being be clear?
For me, the answer is positive. We must depart from that which is in itself evident and clear to us and to the other, and proceed from there to the more complex, the more difficult.
This project of a Philosophic community initiated out of the love for truth where the self love
must be based in humility and sincerity, and not in wanting to fool others, or in arrogance.
And we can call this project spiritual only when it so be.And we can call this a project of meditation, spiritual self awareness, relational therapy, or even of a fair trial, only when it so be.
Humanity must learn to solve its own conflicts, not in a stupid, unjust and violent way but in a fair, friendly, intelligent way.
To face the reality we humanly create is inevitable: The world of competition in the place of that of collaboration.The world of false appearances in the place of a world of justice.
The world of subjugation to material interests above social justice, liberty, equality, brotherhood.
This project of a philosophical community project, bases itself in an open dialogue or discussion where,
if we are honest, the cause of the most desperate and hopeless relational conflicts reveal themselves to our consciousness and are healed.
In a philosophical open discussion, as in a close relationship, no more is asked more than sincerity and good will.
In the truly spiritual, truly religious sense, where 'God is love' and 'love is God', the only 'sin' is dishonesty in love: (to place the image, usually the personal image, above the essence, clarity and truth.
The passive illusion, which is in fact the active deceit of the ego, places oneself, or one's own interests, above justice and love, in the relationship with someone else.
Where people contradict themselves and do not want to straighten up, out of pride, shyness or shame, which in the end is the same thing, where there is no good will or sincerity, no true relationship, no philosophical community is possible.
THE PHILOSOPHIC COMMUNITY PROJECTS
MUSEUM OF ARTS FOR NATURE
HOW THE IDEA STARTED:
In Norway in 1986, the idea of a festival "ARTS FOR NATURE" has been created through my initiative, possibly to become an annual event, backed up by the Milieu minister Sissel Ronbekk.
After five years of painting, writings and making exhibitions in Norway, with a loving response from the public and the press, a Norwegian called Per Haugen, offered to the Government at the northern municipality Narvick, a land and a building of his property for a possible museum of my work.
In a letter to the chief of culture of Narvick, I proposed that a museum be created there for works of art which would express and evoke a sense of wonder for the beauty of Nature in general, not only for my works. Suggestion I passed on to Norway's Artists organization, Norske Kunstneres Forening, when I left Norway.
In 1991, when starting to create a studio (Naturestudio) in Belgium,
the idea for such a museum in Europe was presented to the mayor of Gent Mr Temmerman, to Fabiola and King Boudwijn.
Then we discussed my ideas.
School, Atelier or Studio: nature.
Teacher: spiritual love- the light of nature
EXHIBITIONS SINCE 1981
- Ambachtencentrum, Middelburg,
(first book 'Love and Death'), Nederland, 1981-1982
Geraldine Fonseca Chapman, (artist name: van Chapman) was born in 29 July 1948 in New York from two famous artists: Isolda Hermes da Fonseca and Grover Chapman, brought up in USA, Italy and Brazil. Autodidact, and a travelling artist from the age of 29 in several countries of South America, Europe and Scandinavia. Art Studies: in Nature (therefore the name Naturestudio to the non profit organization created and presided by Van Chapman and the Belgium artist Myriam Vandenberghe.
Studied in Rio and New York until University. Faculty of Letters Sta Ursula in Rio
Abandoning formal art education at the entrance exams of the Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Laje
out of disagreement with formal teaching methods, and need for learning from nature itself.
Out of love for nature became a travelling artist in several countries of South America, Europe and Scandinavia. Van Chapman is a promoter of spiritual self awareness
and the protection of love - the beauty of nature.
Specialist in drawing, painting, nature photography,
more recently working on videos, audio visual nature projects.
Founder and president of Naturestudio VZW (Non-profit society )
web master of: www.naturestudio.net
Author of lyrical and philosophical works for peace, like Love and Death 1982 including 'Light for Peace'; translated in several languages to all representatives of the Council and Parliament of Europe in Strasburg,( June1999), and Light over Water.
This work in essence says that "wisdom is not to kill an evil man but the evil in man".