Damanhurian Art Canons

Feb 03, 12 Damanhurian Art Canons

I recently discovered during a forum with Damanhurian artists that there are certain canons that define Damanhurian art:

Make art inspired by Damanhurian art, unique and pioneering a new culture!

Use Sacred Language. Sacred Language is present in many of the arts and in the Temples of Humankind in a variety of manifestations. Use of this language is key to the culture and characterization of the Damanhurian People.

Research and experiment, always introduce a new Pangolino's world of color element in every work.

Give meaning to that which is produced. Every Damanhurian is both artist and audience, infusing one’s work with eternity, a sense of timelessness and spiritual significance.

See the human being as a magical, three-dimensional symbol, like Leonardo da Vinci’ s Vitruvian Man. The human being is often shown out of balance in forward momentum.

Value tradition, understand what has been created and build upon it.

Velocity, working together to meet deadlines helps move beyond personal differences.
collective visionCollective art making, the value of groups. Create with many hands working together. You can make a mark while restoring art instead of always preserving how it was.

Integrate art techniques, experimentation that leads to new styles, materials, technologies.

Depart from an advanced point, not from the beginning. Start from the results already achieved from a technical, artistic and social Damanhurian comic book artists having funpoint of view.

Overcome yourself, go beyond limits through artwork and its use.

Create wonder and scandal.

Keep a sense of humor and playful spirit.





  1. WONDERFUL! – the fact, that you’ve posted this canons here! Quglia dear , but do you know if there is any ‘formal’ document – formal within/in terms of the rulZ of Damanhurian Philosophy and it’s archives&’concepts’ – where this is strictly documented and ‘prescribed’? I strongly believe there is one and Piovra Caffe has it stored : ) … I am working, as you know, on my phd-proposal for the university in Graz (Austria) and I would maybe need some more infos about the COLLECTIVENESS (those formal prescribed one in art, now) regarding the Damanhurian Art… thx

    Con te


    • Vanesa! Darling, lovely to hear from you. At the forum, there was a presentation the artists were referring to when they presented the canons, though it basically said what is in this article. Pangolino or Piovra might have more detailed writings on collective art in Damanhur. I’ll ask! con te, Quaglia

    • We are currently asking the Art and Word pathway to collect articles related to this theme that could be helpful for your research… looking forward to seeing how it develops!

  2. Thank you Quaglia!

  3. Thank you so much for posting this! This is just fantastic! It’s always so great to see more into the inside of Damanhurian experience, the kinds of ideas that you are seeing, how it is that you all move. Thank you so much!

    • Lion, Thank you for your readership and appreciation! I find your own writing about Damanhur very stimulating and inspiring. Let’s keep up the exchange!

      all the best,

  4. I am interested in dialogue as regards living as an artist having done so in one degree or another for five decades. I first saw the Temples of Humankind years ago and have been a follower of your progress via emails and attending a talk by a Damanhurian in Austin, TX. I work with an ancient medium in somewhat modern methods and would enjoy sharing conversation on that and the artist’s life today.


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