Meditations on Raphael’s Sistine Madonna
Dec 14, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM
Anthroposophy NYC, 138 West 15th St, New York, NY
Cost $15 suggested donation
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Categories Eastern Region US, Lecture - Presentation, ONLINE
WITH BELLA FREUMAN LIVE AND ON ZOOM
Bella Freuman, a second-generation Holocaust survivor born in Israel, lives with a 3-foot by 5-foot reproduction of Raphael’s Sistine Madonna above her bed and meditates on it nearly daily. She asks of the painting, “What is the theme underlying all that you wish to pass on to us and future generations?” As a long-time student of anthroposophy well aware of Raphael’s other incarnations, her explorations have uncovered a strong connection between this incomparable painting and the opening sentences of Genesis (from “In the beginning” to “And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”).
“In Hebrew,” she observes, “every letter and word is a world in itself.” In this presentation, Bella will share her discoveries and insights.