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Colour Dynamics II

Painting the Twelve-fold Colour Language of Aristotle and Rudolf Steiner

March 2022
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    9th March 2022
  • ISBN 9781912480470
  • Language English
  • Pages 112 pp.
  • Size 8" x 10"

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.

“Angela has been my painting teacher over many years, inspiring and enabling me to develop a growing sensitivity to the dynamics of color and form, whilst providing me with the much-needed practical skills both for my own painting practice and for my teaching work with children.” 

—Nick Vane, artist and retired Waldorf Teacher

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

Angela Lord

Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art therapist. She works with the themes of nature and the seasons, fairytales, and mythology. She has taught in both state and Steiner–Waldorf schools teaching art and handcrafts, and she has worked extensively in adult education. Angela Lord wrote and illustrated Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Therapy. Her latest series of books are on creative form drawing with children.