Therapeutic and Artistic Aspects
Illustrated in color and black and which, including black & white contrast plates for prism experiments.
Lois Schroff’s Physical and Spiritual Experiences of Color: Its Therapeutic and Artistic Aspects contains her further investigation into the mysterious realm of color and follows her earlier book, Color: Its Relationship to Soul and Spirit (2003). Since 1977, she has been teaching Liane Collot d’Herbois’s veil painting method based on the color theories of Rudolf Steiner and J. W. von Goethe. She has also produced a DVD that demonstrates this technique, Spirit in Watercolor (1992).
The present book traces the author’s path of inquiry and discovery in the realm of color, delving into the relationship of art, science, adn religion. She explores theories of color and the interactions of light, darkness and color. These explorations lead to a deepening understanding of the activity in the human soul and how color can be used therapeutically.
Schroff speaks to every human beingand also adds some guiding thoughts for artists. The book includes five of her watercolor paintings, numerous illustrations, and five appendices covering Goethe’s prism exercies, the evolution of color perception, green and magenta as spirit and soul, visible elements and invisible ethers, and color intervals and tips for artists. An extensive bibliography encourages further research.
This is a beautiful culmination of Lois’s work and artistic comprehension. Highly recommended!