Art as Spiritual Activity
Rudolf Steiner's Contribution to the Visual Arts
This book introduces a new way for thinking about, creating, and viewing art. Rudolf Steiner saw his task as the renewal of the lost unity of science, the arts, and religion; thus, he created a new, cognitive scientific and religious art in anthroposophy. The implications of his act—recognized by such diverse artists as Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys—are only now coming fully to light.
Includes a thorough and thought-provoking introduction of more than a hundred pages by Michael Howard.
C O N T E N T S:
INTRODUCTION (Michael Howard):
- Is Art Dead?
- To Muse or Amuse
- Artistic Activity As Spiritual Activity
- The Representative of Humanity
- Beauty, Creativity, and Metamorphosis
- New Directions in Art
- The Aesthetics of Goethe’s Worldview
- The Spiritual Being of Art
- Buildings Will Speak
- The Sense Organs and Aesthetic Experience
- The Two Sources of Art
- The Building at Dornach
- The Supersensible Origin of the Arts
- Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
- Christ, Ahriman, and Lucifer
- Plus a bibliography and index