Talk:Edith Maryon

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Section for Sculptural/ Plastic/ Fine/ VisualArts?[edit]

Sources in English translation vary. The footnotes are to explain as briefly as possible. Authentic published translations of the record of the Foundation Meeting when Maryon's appointment was announced give Plastic or Sculptural, but later Fine or Visual has come to be used. There is ample, openly accessible on line, to show that anyone who has read enough of Steiner's works to be regarded as a reliable source can see that "sculptural" or "plastic" were well chosen by the translators for the authentic record as published in English, and well known by those living at the time to be consistent with the intent of Steiner as author. One instance among others can be found in On the Plastically Formative Arts, Music, and Poetry[1] included in PRACTICAL COURSE FOR TEACHERS given by Dr. RUDOLF STEINER AT THE FOUNDATION OF THE WALDORF SCHOOL, STUTTGART From 21st August to 5th September, 1919, published London and New York, 1937. Note also such other instances as:

  • A Lecture on Eurythmy[2] given at Penmaenmawr, 1923, published London,1926.[3]
  • Michelangelo, Berlin, 8th January, 1914:[4] "This withdrawing, and this having to go out in order to enter space, to manifest itself in space, is characteristic of the plastic art of Greece."
  • "Aristotle, that intellectual giant, whose influence on all branches of science was so decisive, remained quite unproductive in Æsthetics. He completely excluded the plastic arts from his sphere of research, thus showing clearly that he had no conception whatever of Art; and, besides, he knew no principle other than that of the imitation of Nature, which again shows that he never understood the task which the spirit of man sets itself in the creation of the work of art." from Goethe As Founder of a New Science of Aesthetics: Steiner's First Lecture.[5]
  • "Truly to see the carbon as it works in Nature, we must behold the Spirit-activity of the great Universe, moistening itself so-to-speak with sulphur, and working as a plastic artist — building with the help of carbon the more firm and well-defined form of the plant, or again, building the form in man, which passes away again the very moment it comes into being." Agriculture Course: Lecture 3[6]

The above is not an exhaustive list, and is not inconsistent with present day usage of Fine or Visual by the Goetheanum management or any of the groups or local societies. Qexigator (talk) 20:37, 30 April 2014 (UTC)