With the Anthroposophical Art Association.
Working with colour, its moods, the inner light that shines forth, is at the very heart of our paintings. Some of our artists work purely with an abstraction of form, trying to convey inner soul moods, or their perceptions of nature, the stars and the planets through layers of colour, others work more figuratively, representing sometimes deeper mysteries through a symbolic representation of the world around.
"Colour shows itself dynamically as an in- and out-breathing ‘being’. Relationships arise in connection with the happenings in the course of the year, with the plants’ growing, fading, producing fruit, and the movements of the sun and moon. The archetypal image of the colour circle is always present as a formative principle in natural processes, although often more or less veiled or modified." Bettina Muller, 2017
If painting lives in the realm of colour, then sculpture lives in form. Held between expansion and contraction, every form pushes out from within or receives from without. Through these opposites dynamic rhythms come into being, and we use these to bring to expression the inner nature of the materials, and the outer ideas that we wish to bring to them.
Architects were left a wonderful legacy in the buildings in and around the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, designed largely by Rudolf Steiner and housing the centre of our world organisation. Over one hundred years of architectural development has since taken place by architects around the globe.
Our work tends to be organic, and listens carefully to the qualities of place into which the building is to be brought. At the same time it is expressive, and through the rhythms of space, of light, and of substance, living surfaces are formed.
In addition to the traditional fine arts we have many artists working in a variety of media that blur the lines between art and craft. These include textile artists, print makers, graphic designers, photograpers and people working in mixed media.