Sign In . Don't have a World Wisdom ID? Sign Up

   Limit Search to: Advanced Search
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
Spiritual Poetry
What is "Christian Spirit"?
World Wisdom's Spiritual Classics series
How can we understand Native American traditions?
The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Art
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
  The role of art in spirituality Back to the List of Slideshows
slide 9 of 9

This is taken from a transcript of a 1995 interview with the eminent
Perennialist thinker and writer Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998).

Question: What does art mean for the artist himself?

Frithjof Schuon: By creating a noble work of art, the artist works on his own soul; in a way, he creates his own archetype. Therefore the practice of every art is a way of self-realization, in principle or also in fact. With unimportant or even negative subjects, the artist may remain intentionally unaffected, but with noble and profound subjects, he works with his very heart.

Back to the List of Slideshows

Home | Books | DVDs | Authors | eProducts | Members | Slideshows | Library | Image-Gallery | Links | About Us | Sitemap

Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2008