Publisher: SteinerBooks (August 1, 2011)
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This excellent booklet explores the deep that means of the watercolor Easter (or “Three Crosses”) painted by way of Rudolf Steiner in April 1924. residing via this publication into Steiner’s watercolor portray, the reader is ended in think about the profound mysteries of not just colours and the feel international, but additionally the divine, cosmic, human invisible fact mendacity in the back of them and manifested within the distinctive occasion we have fun as Easter. in the beginning, the coloring and composition of the portray appear rather easy. however the longer one seems to be at and mediates upon it, questions start to press upon the viewer: Why did Rudolf Steiner use the rainbow series of colours? Why are the crosses so small, obvious basically from a distance? Who or what are the white figures “below the earth”? what's the portray truly approximately? Answering those questions, artist Angela Lord attracts on quite a lot of anthroposophic and different assets to light up the large secret of Easter itself. It turns into transparent that during the portray, Steiner doesn't specialize in reliable Friday yet on Holy Saturday and Jesus Christ’s “descent into hell,” or into Limbo, to elevate the useless. therefore, the motif isn't discomfort quite a bit because it is the germinating subject matter of Resurrection. the writer then turns to meditate at the portray within the gentle of the Twenty-third Psalm, and the reader acknowledges the Psalmist’s picture of “comfort” in a brand new shape. The e-book additionally considers the Easter verses in Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul, in addition to the pre-Christian secret of Adonis, which expands the the reader's realizing of the colours and the profound which means of the portray. Lord then delves into the mysteries of colours as Steiner makes use of them―from the polarity of purple and black, the distinction of orange and eco-friendly, the radiance of yellow and blue, and the enigmatic presence of white and violet to an event of the portray as a stunning rainbow. The Easter event, because the shades train, deals the “rainbow meditation” and what it skill to be human. additionally, simply because humanity is (in Steiner’s phrases) “the faith of the gods,” Angela Lord ends her booklet with an exploration of the cosmic that means that shines in the course of the colours.