Funded by The Blavatsky Trust (Registered Charity (UK): 268913)
Saturday 8 July 2023, 10:00 – 17:30 BSTat The Art Workers’ Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT and ONLINE
In 1875 Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Colonel Henry Olcott and others founded The Theosophical Society in New York. With the publication of Isis Unveiled in 1877 and The Secret Doctrine in 1888, the Society and its ethos quickly gained fame and spread throughout the world, attracting interest and passion from leading figures in the sciences, from politics and social reformers, and from the new creative and artistic movements in the full spectrum of the arts.
Taking its cue from Tate Modern’s exhibition Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life, this is a gathering for Art Lovers, Theosophists, Art Historians, Esotericists, Spiritual Seekers and everyone interested to learn more about how so much Art which we know well – or thought we did – was influenced by the Theosophical current which swept through the world at the end of the 19th Century and into the 20th Century.
This aims to be a day of Elucidation and Celebration with talks, discussion and lots of wonderful artwork in the presentations. Please join us whether you know nothing at all or everything there is to know about Theosophy and Art!
Those taking part include:
* Dr Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière (University of the Sorbonne, Paris)
* Vivienne Roberts (College of Psychic Studies, London)
* Dr Tim Rudboeg (University of Copenhagen)
* Dr Lynda Harris (Independent Art Historian)
* Mriganka Mukhopadhyay (PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam)
* Geraldine Beskin (Atlantis Bookshop, London)