attuning to the harmonies of number & nature & art & music, one may experience the perfect, primal Order that
unites all things."
- Aphorisms of Light
Daniel Gautier is an artist working
in the mediums of painting/drawing, music, and the written word. There is much cross-pollination between his artworks. For
his most recent group of paintings, the "Ideograms," he has composed music and created a book of poetry, Songs
of Creation, to accompany the paintings.
addition to concerts and art exhibitions, Mr. Gautier offers lectures on the subjects of art history, comparative religion,
mythology and philosophy. Mr. Gautier's art has roots in the traditions of Hermetic and Platonic philosophy, symbolist
art, Jungian psychology, and the gnostic/mystic disciplines, East and West.
Daniel has recently released a new CD of solo piano music that provides an interpretation of his illustrated book of
poetry, The Sun's Calendar. The poems describe Man and Nature's
procession through the cycle of the months and seasons. The
book and music use the Sun's annual journey as a means to express the odyssey of the human soul through its cycles of birth,
joy, sorrow, love, death, regeneration and rebirth.
In all his art, his intent is to touch the
eternal Mysteries of life and creation, to express the infinite and timeless through finite means.
Sixteen of Mr. Gautier's books, including Aphorisms of Light, Mysteries of the Christos, the
novel, Master of the Guild, and
the illustrated children's book, Morgan's Magic Oboe may be purchased at Amazon.com. A
description of each book is provided in the "Books/Articles" section of this web-site.
The whole of Mr. Gautier's Art may be understood as an extended “Theme and variations,” with each
creative work being a part of a larger philosophical/cosmological system and an original symbolic language which he developed,
and which has been outlined in his book,The Illuminated Word: Cosmogenesis and the Symbolic Keys to Universal
Mr. Gautier has created a series of seven Power Point presentations, termed The Logos Lectures: The Quest
for the Ideal in Western Art, Philosophy, Literature, and Religion, which provides a philosophical and aesthetic context
for his own art. An exhibition of paintings by Daniel Gautier was recently held in the Santa Clara
University library. Related lectures and multi-media performances at the university by the artist are listed below and in
the events section of this website.