Art and Creativity

At Damanhur everyone discovers being an artist

Art Canons

Shared principles for giving life to collective arts

Over the years, Damanhurian artists have identified a series of recurring elements in their work in both the figurative and expressive arts. These elements have become formalized as the canons of Damanhurian art.

  • Sacred Language
  • Experimentation and research of new techniques and solutions
  • The human figure as a magical, three-dimensional symbol
  • The history and tradition of the Damanhur's Popolo Spirituale
  • Speed of execution
  • Collective work
  • Integration of diverse arts
  • Bypassing previous results
  • The search for wonder by the artists and their audiences
  • The spirit of playfulness and a sense of humor
  • Continuity with respect to previous work, as expressed in the motto, "Damanhurian art is inspired by Damanhurian art."
Of course, within the definition of these canons, personal creativity is expressed through boundless interpretations of these principles.