Tools and Writings for Oil Painters, Draftsmen and Artists

About Pejmann

There’s not really much to say about me except the fact that I am trying as hard as I can to bring the “numinous” into life and painting. For those not familiar with the term, here’s below an excerpt from Wikipedia.

That’s on such background, human soul and of depths of human being, that are set my articles where I go from technical aspects of painting and teaching to more philosophical and aesthetical ones. My articles are living creatures and evolve constantly. You may not find them identical from one day to the next. I use them to question my work and bring my ideas to an open playground where others can come and play too! Therefore, if you have any useful comments or would like to support me, I will be glad to hear you.

To conclude, here’s also an extract from Nietzsche that brightly synthesizes what artists are and “One’s own way” :

One’s own way. -When we take the decisive step and set out on the way one calls one’s “own way”: a secret suddenly reveals itself to us: even all those with whom we were friendly and intimate-all have imagined themselves superior to us and are offended. The best among them are lenient with us and wait patiently for us to rediscover the “right way” -they know it, of course! Others make fun and act as if one had gone temporarily batty or else point spitefully to a seducer. The more malicious declare us to be vain fools and attempt to blacken our motives. The worst ones see in us their worst enemy, one who thirsts for revenge after a long period of dependence- and is afraid of us. What’s to be done? I advise: we initiate our sovereignty by assuring all our acquaintances a year’s amnesty in advance for their sins of every kind.

Numinous (/ˈnjmɪnəs/) is a term derived from the Latin numen, meaning “arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring.” The term was given its present sense by the German theologian and philosopher Rudolf Otto in his influential 1917 German book The Idea of the Holy. He also used the phrase mysterium tremendum as another description for the phenomenon. Otto’s concept of the numinous influenced thinkers including Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, and C. S. Lewis. It has been applied to theology, psychology, religious studies, literary analysis, and descriptions of psychedelic experiences.