Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Deep Mystery of the Wooden Cross

Rudolf Steiner:  "Although all ancient [sculptural] motifs are best represented in stone or bronze, all Christian motifs...are better executed in wood. All I can say is that I have always found it necessary to re-imagine the group in the Church of St. Peter in Rome, Michelangelo's Pietà, in wood. And only then, I believe, would it represent what it should. And the same is true of the other Christian sculptures in stone. I have not yet discovered why this should be so."

July 3, 1918 (CW 181, p. 236)

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