Hello and thank you for joining our group
What is our agenda?
1.That psychedelic art should gain more attention
2.Psychedelic artists should experiment with new art styles and techniques to come up with something new and original
Why are there so many different folders and art-styles:
My theory is that there is so much more to psychedelic art than meets the eye. Every psychedelic artwork shares a certain "core".
Those artworks using traditional psychedelic elements and themes such as mushrooms
crazy colours/shapes/swirls :thumb266054629:,
and black-and-white contrasts
could be called "Classic Psychedelia".
It is quite common that artists mix those elements with "Art-Nouveau" or "Jugendstil"
Those elements aso mix well with "Pop-Art"
The experimentation with "traditional Arab and Asian" styles is vey interesting, too. :thumb261699247:
There are some psychedelic artists wiho are heavily influenced by "African Culture"
Op-art - "Optical Art" (check out Bridget Riley whospeaksforart.blogspot.com/2…
) - which is an art genre featuring stark contrasts and optical illusions.
"Dada" is an art form which is utilised as a means of rebellion against conservative art conventions - I used this term along with "Obscoure / Provocative" to describe mad psychedelical art such as
"Rorschach" - :
or "Mandala" :
are also quite mesmerising in their own right.
can also be used in a psychedelic context.
"Decalcomania" (Max Ernst : 1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZO6brBJskrI…
) could potentially be a sub-genre.
Sometimes the use of "Comics" or comicesce characters :
or even "Manga":
can be used to achieve similar effects.
These are the most established deviations from what is currently known as psychedelic art (Of course there are also some artists who integrate rare genres or themes such as"Egyptian Hieroglyphics":
Please experiment with as many styles as possible to enrich and enlighten the art community with our vision, as I believe that psychedelic art as a genre is commonly misjudged and underappreciated.
(Please help the genre and its respective artists to gain the respect and reputation they deserve!)