Colour

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Anthroposophic Press, 1996 - Art - 217 pages
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Building on the achievements of Goethe in his Theory of Color, Rudolf Steiner shows how color affects us in many areas of life, including our health, our sense of well being, and our feelings. Distinguishing between image and luster colors, he lays the foundation, based on his spiritual scientific research, for a practical technique of working with color that leads to a new direction in artistic creativity.
His many penetrating remarks on some of the great painters of the past are supplemented by a deep concern to see a cultural, spiritual renewal emerge in the present time. If you realize, he states, that art always has a relation to the spirit, you will understand that both in creating and appreciating it, art is something through which one enters the spiritual world.
This volume is the most comprehensive compilation of Rudolf Steiner s insights into the nature of color, painting, and artistic creation. It is an invaluable source of reference and study not only for artists and therapists, but also for anyone interested in gaining an appreciation of art as a revelation of spiritual realities."

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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking.

From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.

 

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