Colour and Painting Therapy: A Two Volume Box Set
Colour is both a constant and dynamic force in our world. Liane Collot d’Herbois was a pioneer of spiritual colour theory who explored the artistic and therapeutic qualities of light and darkness in painting. This book is a combination of her original works «Colour, Part One» (1979) and «Colour, Part Two» (1981), in which she represented her remarkable ideas. Preferring to write in «pictures» rather than «chapters», she explains the principles behind her work and demonstrates how each colour has its own unique movement and inherent quality. It is a unique book referring to the combination of pictorial and humanistic professionalism.
Light, Darkness and Colour in Painting Therapy:
Through her work as an art teacher, Liane Collot d’Herbois discovered that an individual’s constitution, temperament and illness were often revealed through their painting. Using Rudolf Steiner’s remark as a starting point, together with her own observations, she went on to develop therapeutic painting. Art therapy helps bring about balance and health in the human being through working with an understanding of the relationship between the opposing tendencies of light and darkness in art and in the human constitution.
About the Author
Liane Collot D’Herbois was born near Tintagel (Cornwall – England) and she lived there until she was twelve. Breathing Celtic culture and tradition and the atmosphere of the place, the colors, particularly the viridian green, the flash of the sunset, it creates the base of her soul as artist and therapist. She studied at the Academy of Arts in Birmingham and she became an art teacher. When she was twenty years old she was awarded a grant for the British Museum in London. She was introduced to anthroposophy by a priest of the Christian Community. As an art teacher she painted with people of all ages and of all ranks and through these experiences she started to perceive that their paintings revealed their constitution, temperament and character. Her meting with Dr. Ita Wegman when she was 21 years old marked the beginning of a friendship and cooperation which will end with Dr. Wegman’s death. She works for 7 years with people mentally handicapped with the curative pedagogy; then, thanks to Ita Wegman who invited her to go to Paris, Arlesheim and Ascona, she starts that personal artistic path which will lead to a completely new painting therapy.