The Art of

 "By 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.
     In 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 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 Understanding.
    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.                                                                                                                                                                    

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All Art © by Daniel Gautier 2010
Reproduction by permission of artist.

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