MONIKA VON MOLTKE
One of her primary fields of art is portraiture.
von Moltke obtained a Fine Arts degree in
She has held many SOLO EXHIBITIONS and participated in GROUP EXHIBITIONS::
"Transpersonal Art” the paintings of Monika von Moltke
By Len Holdstock, Professor School of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand
Reviews and Quotes:
This book takes art out of the realm of the pure aesthetic and explores it within the perspective of psychology and science
It is as much a challenge for the artist as it is for the scientist to unfold the enfolded pattern of the universe
Holdstock argues that her art can be approached best from a transpersonal perspective which holds that "there is an essential unity underlying the diversity of humanity and the material world"
Apart from the metamorphosis of an evolutionary nature that characterises von Moltkes art, the author points out that it is also the nature of personal transformation in her work, which gives her paintings so much meaning and such a unique philosophical undertone.
"All objects are merely patterns in an inseparable cosmic process"
Her paintings call attention to the invisible, but powerful unifying principle underlying the world of animals, humans, plants and inanimate matter
Von Moltkes paintings are replete with symbols of the Self---the moon, stones, birds, fishes, animals and flowers.
Her work integrates the perspectives of archetypal psychology with the soul of Africa
A Directory of South African Art, Volume I. Painting, 1997/1998.
I was born in
I obtained a Fine Arts Degree
at the Johannesburg College of Arts and furthered my studies under numerous
artists. I also attended the
I exhibited widely in
One of my primary fields of
art is portraiture. I was twice commissioned to paint the "Star Woman of
the Year". I painted portraits also in
My roots are in Europe, my
emotional growth happened in
Whilst living for a few years
After returning to
I established the "School of Seeing" with Maggie Dunbar. Our courses focus on the inherent creativity in every human being. The creativity which can be expanded by tapping our right side of the brain, our intuitive and feminine side.
Monika von Moltke 20.06.1996