Arts and Their Mission
8 lectures, Dornach & Oslo, May 18 – June 9, 1923 (CW 276)
"Art, always a daughter of the Divine, has become estranged from her parent.... We should not mock scientific materialism and naturalistic art. These have their place in human culture. But the starting point for a new life of art can come only through direct stimulation from the spiritual realm. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more nto the spiritual world. —Rudolf Steiner
In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner offers insights into architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, and eurythmy.
The Arts and Their Mission is a translation from German of Das Künstlerische in seiner Weltmission. Der Genius der Sprache. Die Welt des sich offenbarenden strahlenden Scheins – Anthroposophie und Kunst. Anthroposophie und Dichtung (GA 276).