In this fascinating work, J. Leonard Benson describes the spiritual and esoteric nature of color in relation to the four elements-fire, earth, air and water. Based on insights provided by Rudolf Steiner and a deep knowledge of classical cosmology and color theory, this book shows how an understanding of the inner nature of color leads to a completely different view of the world and evolution than is current in our present civilization-one completely at odds with the ruling neo-Darwinian paradigm. The Inner Nature of Color will be of interest to artists, art historians, spiritual seekers and anyone who has ever been struck by the remarkable beauty of our colored world and wondered what it means.
Author Biography:J. Leonard Benson, in a long and distinguished career, taught Art History at Wellesley College and Classics at the University of Mississippi. He is now Emeritus Professor of Archeology and Art History at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is the author of more than ten books, including Greek Color Theory and the Four Elements (1999), Horse, Bird and Man: The Origins of Greek Painting (1970), and Bamboula at Kourion: The Bronze Age Settlement (1972).