Thursday, March 14, 2013

Theosophy and the Arts

Dr Sarah Turner from the Department of History of Art, University of York, will be giving a presentation on Theosophy and the Arts at London’s Treadwell’s Books on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 7:15 pm. According to the notice for the event:

Theosophy, the esoteric order founded c. 1885 [sic] by Madame Blavatsky, influenced the arts more than has been appreciated: Wassily Kandinsky, for example, was deeply influenced. Art historian Dr. Sarah Turner opens up a key strand in esoteric art: Theosophical ideas in 19th and 20th-century visual artists in Britain, relating it to international currents and a continued interest in Theosophy by contemporary artists. Sarah Turner is a lively and accomplished speaker who is a world leader in this field; she recently received a Levehulme grant and heads the Enchanted Modernities project.

So far more than 70 proposals have been received for the Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the arts in the modern world Conference to be held at the University of Amsterdam in September.

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