The Anthroposophical Society
The Anthroposophical Society is a union of human beings who desire to further the life of the soul — both in the individual and in human society — on the basis of a true knowledge of the Spiritual World. The Anthroposophical Society is an entirely public organisation, and in no sense a secret society. Without distinction of nationality, social standing, religion, scientific or artistic conviction, any person feeling the existence of such an institution as the School of Spiritual Science — the Goetheanum in Dornach — to be justified, can become a member of the Society. The Anthroposophical Society is averse to any kind of sectarian tendency. Politics it does not consider to be among its tasks.
Russian Painting in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.
From Michael Vrubel to Kuzma Petrov Vodkin, from Ivan Kramskoy to Kasimir Malevich, the Russian Avant Garde movement was inspired by a diversity of spiritual teachers and philosophers, from Vladimir Soloviev, and Leo Tolstoy to Rudolf Steiner and P.G. Ouspensky.
Without neglecting to discuss the more popular Russian painters such as Chagall and Kandinsky, the lecture will bring to light the work, ideas and ideals of many other spiritually inspired artists less known in the West.
Cyril is well-known as an experienced, fluent and fascinating lecturer. His research covers areas not often explored and is always illustrated in the presentations with visually engaging images, which bring to life the concepts addressed.
He lectured in Art History at Wits and left academic life to pursue a full time career as an artist, free-lance lecturer and art teacher.
He is best known as a portrait painter of influential people, including luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, Anton Rupert and George Bizos.
In recent years he has been involved in the curatorship of a number of exhibitions for the Standard Bank including “Water: The delicate thread of life” – 2011 and “Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa” – 2014.
Mystical Modernists: Russian Painting in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
(lectures are held on the first Wednesday of every month)
Date: 10 August 2016
Venue: Military Museum – 22 Earlswold Road, Saxonwold
Time: 6:00-7:30pm – Doors open at 5:15
Ticket Price: R120 – CASH ONLY
Any further enquiries can be directed to Jean: 083 268 9329 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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