All Monthly Art Talks Events


  • Friday 6th March
    7.30pm - 8.45pm
    with David Lowe
    There can be no other artist that Rudolf Steiner has referred to so much in his lectures. The same can be said for other anthroposophical writers who often find Steiner’s remarks too challenging. Steiner presents a very different view of Raphael than that of most art historians, especially when it comes to two of his major works the Disputa and the socalled ‘School of Athens’. Following his indications, we will survey Raphael’s life and work up to the great alteration in his life when he was in his late twenties. We will look too at the healing quality of Raphael’s work, based upon his understanding of the etheric forces working in the human being and also in the world.
    All welcome, no need to book. Suggested donation £5 / £3
  • Friday 3rd April
    7.30pm - 8.45pm
    Rudolf Steiner’s scientific, spiritual research into the life of Raphael extended beyond his incarnation as a significant artist in the period known as the High Renaissance (1500 A.D.) into the previous incarnations of the individual who incarnated as Raphael and also to one subsequent incarnation. The results of his research present us with a set of deep mysteries. Looking at the paintings and the other activities in which he was engaged in the last 8 years of his life is a path into understanding some of these mysteries. To this later period belong two of the greatest works of European Art, the Sistine Madonna and Raphael’s painting of the Transfiguration.