Rudolf Steiner and Art

Rudolf Steiner gave several indications on the use of color that have proven useful to many artists.

Steiner's own Artwork

Below are two photographs of portions of a sculpture chiseled in wood by Rudolf Steiner.


Rudolf Steiner:
A real artist may create his picture in a lonely desert... gods look over his shoulder; he creates in their company. What does he care whether or not anybody admires his picture?

Rudolf Steiner:
“The basis of artistic creation is not what is, but what might be; not the real, but the possible. Artists create according to the same principles as nature, but they apply them to individual entities, while nature, to use a Goethean expression, thinks nothing of individual things. She is always building and destroying, because she wants to achieve perfection, not in the individual thing, but in the whole.”
The Aesthetics of Goethe’s Worldview