The Visual Arts Section is using the 100th anniversary of the New Painting Impulse as an opportunity to organise an intensive art week at the Goetheanum, during which work will be done on various themes in the fields of painting, sculpture and architecture. In the morning we will begin with an impulse on the connection between “cognition and artistic creation” based on Rudolf Steiner’s early work A Theory of Knowledge Based on Goethe’s World Conception.
This will be followed by contributions that shed light on the relationship between the individual arts. After this common beginning, we will divide into three groups for in-depth study. The painters will work in various groups on the theme of “Moods of Nature”. The sculptors devote themselves to the “plinth motifs of the first Goetheanum” and the architects deal with the theme of “design of a building commission”. In the evening the sculptors will take part in the painters’ programme, the architects will stick to the architectural themes.