THE FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST. MEMORY OF THE ARTISTIC SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

On 13th and 14th of January 2023, as part of the Cycle of the 7 Arts presented by Escuela Cultura of the Fundació Sa Llavor "The path of the human being through the arts", we were able to experience the Art of Sculpture with Rudolf Kaesbach. In the path of the human being through the arts, sculpture offers revealing images of its relationship with the processes of time, movement and vital forces, qualities that we were able to experience in an experiential and creative process, through modelling, group eurythmic movement and the creation of sculptures with natural elements.   In the artistic stages of the history of art, the inner movement and soul forces of the human being become visible. Egyptian statues remained static and immobile for thousands of years. This primordial origin was transformed into a more fluid and flexible expression in Greek culture.     Greek sculpture went through three evolutionary stages, from the archaic, the seed of movement, through the classical, where the forces of contraction and expansion, action and repose and the subtleties of expression reached the highest degree of perfection, to Hellenism, where movement became an immoderate expression.     In the workshop we explore the qualities of sculpture starting from a primordial form modelled in clay, creating a sequence of transformation, a form that grows and transforms over time, to arrive at a figure that in itself is both conclusion and origin. The dialogue between the forces of expansion and contraction, gravity and lightness, emptiness and fullness, the dynamism and repose of forms, form the basis for a balanced and harmonious sculpture.     The culmination of a process is always a beginning.     Through eurythmic movement we experience the hidden forms of nature that underlie the gesture of classical and modern sculpture, movements that contain the fluidity of water, cycles of eternal return. We observe the four elements, earth, water, air and fire, present in sculpture, either in isolation, or integrated and harmonised in a single work, as in the case of Michelangelo, who in his youth isolated the forms and qualities of the elements, to progressively, in an artistic process of 60 years, culminate by masterfully uniting them. The processes of time and its transformations are found in modern sculpture, leaving behind the figurative, to focus directly on forms that seem to follow a natural impulse of growth and change.     The human being, an artist by nature, perceives his environment and tends within himself to create balance, harmony and order to counteract the enormous forces of nature. Just as megalithic constructions sought to balance the energies of the landscape with inner feelings, land art is an art form that allows us to experience this ancient creative and harmonising spirit, which can still be made visible today.     The garden of the Fundació Sa Llavor offered us the possibility of experiencing this artistic practice, where listening to and observing nature gives us the beginning of this ephemeral sculpture, as

2023-02-03T11:42:20+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

THE IMPORTANCE OF ART IN EDUCATION

Rudolf Kaesbach has accompanied us during the month of January 2023 in different artistic processes carried out with the children of the Sa Llavor School. He has carried out workshops on clay modelling, wood carving and construction of mechanical wooden toys. Artistic creations make individual capacities and needs visible; they offer us valuable pedagogical contributions to attend to the evolution and healthy development of children.   2nd Class of Primary Education Rudolf has led clay sessions with the 2nd class of Primary Education, making images from the experience of Christmas and the Three Wise Men, through fables to an exercise in the creation of symmetrical shapes.   6th Class Primary Education In the 6th class of Primary Education, they have carried out woodcarving projects, initiating the construction of toys that integrate sculpture and movement through simple mechanics. They put into practice the contents of physics and mathematics through observation and ingenuity to create a mobile toy design. Artistic creations put educational content into practice by reinforcing their knowledge through experience.

2023-02-03T11:32:15+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

PAINTING. LIMIT YOURSELF OH! UNLIMITED. FEBRUARY 2023

"There are only colours left and in them clarity, the essence, which is that elevation of the earth towards the sun, that breathing of the depths towards love."   Paul Cezanne     On the 3rd and 4th of February we held at Sa Llavor the Artistic Painting Workshop for the Educational Community within the Cycle of the 7 Arts "The path of the human being through the arts" presented by the School of Culture of the Sa Llavor Foundation. Painting is colour, light and darkness, form and void, image and symbol, movement and rest. How to make visible in the world the unlimited, the eternal, the invisible? Through the essential and expressive qualities of colour, light and shadow and different pictorial techniques and resources, we open the way to imagination and inspiration, sources of conscious creation. -Discover the purity of colours and their enormous expressive possibilities. -Learn different techniques and experiment with watercolour, pastel or charcoal. -Access the imagination and experience an intuitive and inspiring process. -Develop the art of contemplation and create in community. Painting, drawing, observing colour and shapes, balances, harmonises and enriches the connection with oneself, with others and with nature. The artistic process encourages freedom, activates genuine thought, awakens sensitivity and creative action. It opens an imaginative space that facilitates experimentation and knowledge.     VÍCTOR MARDARAS The Painting Workshop is taught by Víctor Mardaras. Multidisciplinary artist trained at Emerson College, UK. Specialist in Steiner and Biodynamic Pedagogy. Teacher of Gamelan Orchestra. Coordinator and teacher in the creation and development of Artistic Processes in Primary and Secondary Education and Teacher Training. Co-founder of the Fundació Sa Llavor.   More information: escolacultura@sallavor.es Inscription here>        

2023-01-27T16:02:51+00:00January 27th, 2023|

SCULPTURE. THE FUTURE RESTS IN THE PAST. JANUARY 2023

  Since ancient times, human beings have had the impulse to model, sculpt and carve the material around them, bringing out the latent essence in it. - Make sculptures with clay, discovering the surprising creativity of your hands. - Create forms that change and transform, to give you the opportunity to perceive the processes of time. - Make sculptures with natural materials, to discover the beauty of nature. - Travel the path of the human being through sculpture, from Ancient Greece and Michelangelo to the 20th and 21st century. The artistic process encourages freedom, activates genuine thought, awakens sensitivity and creative action. It opens up an imaginative space that facilitates experimentation and knowledge. Sculpting and modelling through a variety of methods and materials, facilitates the path of perception and dialogue, connection with oneself, with others and with nature.       RUDOLF KAESBACH Rudolf Kaesbach, Sculptor and Architect, director for 30 years of Art Education at Emerson College, Forest Row, England. He travels to schools all over the world teaching art programmes for children and adults, in order to revalue the importance of art for human evolution and social transformation. Rudolf Kaesbach is the person invited to guide the next Artistic Sculpture Workshop for the Educational Community "The future rests in the past", which we are holding at the Fundació Sa Llavor on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th January 2023. It presents a Workshop Talk open to the families of the Community on Wednesday 11 January from 15:30 to 17h. with the title "The importance of Art in Education". During the month of January, he will also carry out artistic processes of modelling, wood carving and stone sculpture with the children of Sa Llavor. Rudolf Kaesbach gives a major role in education to art and direct contact with nature, the greatest of all works of art, both essential elements to counteract the effects of technology and to be able to have a balanced and healthy development that allows us to live, feel and think freely.   Information: http://www.sallavor.es/el-camino-del-ser-humano-a-traves-de-las-artes/ escolacultura@sallavor.es Registration here>  

2022-12-24T08:04:22+00:00December 23rd, 2022|

ARCHITECTURE. FORMS DISAPPEAR IN FORMS. NOVEMBER 2022

REPORT OF THE ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP   On 25 and 26 November, as part of the programme of Artistic Workshops for the Educational Community presented by the Fundació Sa Llavor's Escuela Cultura, we went on a journey with Rudolf Kaesbach where we experienced the art of architecture. Architecture is part of the life of humanity. There is a direct relationship between architectural forces, spaces, landscape and the evolutionary path of human beings on Earth. The art of architecture is a process of seeking harmony with the environment through the creation of spaces, which allows us to balance the polarity of the universe and nature with the inner experience of the human being. Architecture is a physical reflection of the human soul experience related to the landscape and the immediate environment.       The mysterious megalithic constructions serve as a starting point for us to learn to grasp the sensitive relationship that human beings have with the landscape, an environment that was once perceived so intensely that we needed to build in order to balance and counterbalance the experience that emerges from the perception of the mountains, the immense valleys, the infinite horizons, where our spirit can get lost and not find its centre, its own temple.     In the Gothic cathedral, art and spirit are expressed in perfection. In addition to unifying the seven arts in itself, giving them meaning and unity, the cathedral is an image of the ideal spirit of the period: strong and imposing on the outside, like a knight in armour; luminous, spacious and humble on the inside, like a saint. The cathedral offers those who walk through it the experience of the spiritual path through the different levels or spaces that are traversed along the way, from the entrance door to the altar, a concentrated place full of light that symbolises communion, the final illumination of the gods.       Within contemporary architecture we find examples of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, where reverence for nature and dialogue with the environment remain alive. His architecture works with light, geometric shapes and elements, creating closed spaces that invite serenity and introspection, and open spaces in harmony with nature. Tadao seeks to express the spiritual unity of the human being through the architectural experience.       The architectural ensemble of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, an architecture designed by Rudolf Steiner, brings together the wisdom of the human being through the seven arts in a sensitive dialogue with the environment, constituting a space in which the arts are alive and show spiritual processes.     What is our current experience with the forces of architecture? In this age, the need arises to build a sacred temple in our hearts on the pillars of goodness, beauty and truth.   IMPRESSIONS OF THE PARTICIPANTS   "To look at breathe the architecture to let space slip between the seams of being to let a corner fill everything let emptiness occupy the soul Dialogue between landscape and roof between cloud and

2022-12-24T05:41:30+00:00December 13th, 2022|
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