Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Art as Seen in the Light of Mystery Wisdom
GA 275

Art is one of the healthiest, most direct ways to arm and strengthen ourselves against the harmful influences of modern life. Steiner depicts here the transforming power of art with chapters on technology and art, impulses of transformation in artistic evolution, the moral experience of color and tone, and working with sculptural architecture.

These eight lectures were given in Dornach from December 28, 1914 to January 4, 1915. Lectures 2 and 3 were previously published in ‘Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom.’ These lectures were translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original German text is published in the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner entitled, Kunst im Lichte der Mysterienweisheit (No. 275 in the Bibliographical Survey 1961).

Translation by Pauline Wehrle (lectures 1 and 4 to 8) and Johanna Collis (lectures 2 and 3).

Introduction by Marie Steiner
Lecture One: Technology and Art December 28, 1914
Lecture Two: Impulses of Transformation for Man's Artistic Evolution I* December 29, 1914
Lecture Three: Impulses of Transformation for Man's Artistic Evolution II* December 30, 1914
Lecture Four: Cosmic New Year: the Dream Song of Olaf Asteson December 31, 1914
Lecture Five: Moral Experience of the Worlds of Colour and Tone January 01, 1915
Lecture Six: Working with Sculptural Architecture I January 02, 1915
Lecture Seven: Future Jupiter and its Beings January 03, 1915
Lecture Eight: Working with Sculptural Architecture II January 04, 1915

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