Spirit and Art: Pictures of the Transformation of Consciousness

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    "As an art student in the late sixties, I recall how painfully dry and intellectual my art history classes were. I thought to myself, or rather felt to myself, 'There must be something more'" Van James. Artist Van James offers that something more. This is a richly readable and lavishly illustrated text that reveals how, at every stage, human consciousness has evolved through the medium of art. It makes the case for a hidden stream that has put forth art works and art movements throughout history, in an ongoing visible revelation of invisible spiritual currents. Art, originally a part of the secret Mystery cults of the ancient world, has become an expression of the individual creative intuition. At every stage, Albert Einstein's comment applies: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

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    Number of Pages: 288
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780880104975
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    Listed in: Theory of art, History of art & design
    Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

    Books by Van James

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