Saturday, April 26, 2014

‘The Fine Arts Inspiration of Rosicrucianism’

Transfiguration, by Raphael, oil on wood, 1516-20.

It’s back to Centerpoint next Wednesday night for David Lowe’s long-awaited lecture on how art can communicate the inestimable meaning of deity via the finite artistic expressions of man. From the publicity:

The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci, fresco, 1494-8.

The Face of Christ: The 1400s from Giotto On
Presented by David Lowe
Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Anthroposophical Society
138 West 15th Street

How to paint the face of a god become human? Through the 1400s, Europe’s painters sought answers, with dramatic changes during the Renaissance from Giotto onwards, in particular the depiction of Christ Jesus in Leonardo’s The Last Supper, Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, and Raphael’s Transfiguration. Their solutions lead us deep into the origins of Rosicrucianism, and to what these artists laid down for the future evolution of humanity and the Earth.

The Last Judgment, by Michelangelo, fresco, 1536-41.

David Lowe of Yorkshire, England, studied at Oxford, and at Emerson College. In his thirties, he followed Goethe’s Italian journey with painter Simon Sharp, from which they wrote Goethe and Palladio. He organizes study groups and workshops at Steiner House in London.

On Saturday, May 3, he will lead a gallery walk at the Met, beginning at 2:30 p.m. We’ll meet at the information desk, and enjoy discussion and tea after. A donation for David is requested.

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