"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 Neoplatonic 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.
Twelve of Mr. Gautier's books, including Aphorisms of Light, Mysteries of the Christos, and the novel, Master
of the Guild, may be purchased at Amazon.com. A description of each book is provided in the "Books/Articles"
section of this web-site.
exhibition of paintings by Daniel Gautier was recently held in the Santa Clara University library. Related lectures and multi-media
performances at the university are listed below and in the events section of this website.