Carl G. Jung: The Artist Despite Himself | The RED BOOK Prints
The following is an essay by Peter Frank of a new and remarkable series of limited-edition prints based on artwork by Carl G. Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, which will debut at The Red Book Gallery on November 2.The emergence of Liber Novus, Carl G. Jung's private repository of dreams, thoughts, and theories, has prompted re-evaluations and reformulations among the psychologist's historians and acolytes. Jung's theories have influenced artistic discourse for decades, not least because they are so vivid in their literary and visual constructs. It comes as no surprise, then, to discover that Jung was prompted to give dramatic visual as well as written form to his perceptions. Jung's Liber Novus is not simply a compendium of dream descriptions and derivations of archetypal roles and functions; it is a book that itself draws on an inter-cultural archetype, the illuminated manuscript. It could pass for a Bible rendered by a medieval monk, especially for the care with which