Colour Dynamics II: Painting the Twelve-fold Colour Language of Aristotle and Rudolf Steiner
Color affects everyone deeply—we feel the soul of the world when immersed in color. Imagine the sun shining through the pale greens of spring beech leaves with a cobalt blue sky above and shimmering bluebells below. We feel the world afresh with senses renewed, and we become enchanted by color. We become one with colors. Now we are ready to paint…
This volume is based on the “world alphabet” of Aristotle’s categories, which was extended by Rudolf Steiner. Angela Lord offers a vivid approach to color theory that renews the way we see, experience, and interpret the formative forces of color. We are able to paint from the heart of each color.
Colour Dynamics II is a useful resource for art students, painters, teachers, art therapists, and every kind of designer. It enlivens Aristotle’s invitation to “delight in the senses” through renewed aesthetics while refreshing the soul as a counter to the virtual world of digital screens.
C O N T E N T S:
How to Use this Book
Thinking in Colours and Forms
Overview of the 12 Categories of Aristotle and Rudolf Steiner
The 12 Categories as Developed by Gerard and Elizabeth Wagner
The Categories and the Zodiac
Introducing Each Category, with Painting Exercises:
References and Further Reading
About the Author
Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art educator. Born and educated in Christchurch, New Zealand, following seven years of teaching in state primary schools, she became a teacher of special needs children in a Rudolf Steiner curative education school (Hohepa), developing a program for crafts and painting therapy. She studied with Gerard Wagner and received a diploma from the Goetheanum Painting School, Dornach, Switzerland. With her partner Robert Lord, she began the Colour Transformation Company, which specializes in the Lazure painting technique, interior design, and murals. She also runs an open studio for watercolor painting, the Colour Research Studio, in East Sussex, England, and has given workshops and lectures on color and art history in New Zealand and Europe. Her books include The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The White Snake (fairytales for children); Art, Aesthetics and Color: Aristotle, Aquinas and Steiner; and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Theory.
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