The Creative World of Colour
The content of this third part of Rudolf Steiner's Doctrine of Colour
consists of two illuminating lectures on the Nature of Colour. The
first lecture has already been published in Ways to a New Style in
Architecture, but without the coloured diagram which belongs to it.
This is of such fundamental importance to the painter who wants to
paint “from the colour,” that it is indispensable to his
practice, and is therefore included in this volume.
The last lecture in the volume forms in certain respects a conclusion,
or final summary. It is a beacon to the worlds in which colour has its
home. To reach it is the objective of a long road for the earnest
seeker after an approach to colour.
With these are printed such parts of two lectures as are concerned
with the subject of colour. The lectures themselves deal with various
arts, — Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Poetry and so on.
It was thought best to collect everything in these volumes on Rudolf
Steiner's Doctrine of Colour which bore directly on the question of the
world of colour, and therefore the following extracts were made of
those parts of greatest importance to the student of colour.
In a fairly large number of Rudolf Steiner's lectures there are
indications which go deep into the knowledge and experience of colour;
but as they are so much bound up with the context, they would lose
their connection with an organic whole if they were taken out. In the
case of these two extracts, however, it appeared possible to separate
them, since in another way they could be welded into a great
continuity, namely, the great spiritual continuity of Rudolf Steiner's
Doctrine of Colour.