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The Worldview of Herman Grimm in Relation to Spiritual Science
by Rudolf Steiner
In content, this translation into English of Rudolf Steiner's lecture on the
art historian, author and researcher Herman Grimm, can be said to be a paean to Grimm's wholly original and unorthodox
approach to art history. Herman Grimm's work differs substantially from standard, more intellectual approaches, as
becomes evident from statements of Herman Grimm quoted here:
“If, by some miracle, Michelangelo were called from the dead, to live among us again, and if I were to meet him,
I would humbly stand aside to let him pass: if Raphael came by, I would follow him, to see whether or not I might
have the opportunity of hearing a few words from his lips. With Leonardo and Michelangelo, one can confine oneself
to reporting what they once were in their day; with Raphael, one has to start from what he is for us today. Concerning
the two others, a slight veil has passed over them, but not over Raphael. He belongs among those whose growth is as yet
far from being at an end. We may imagine that Raphael will present ever new riddles to future generations of humanity.”
This is a lecture, given by Rudolf Steiner, entitled Die Weltanschauung eines Kulturforschers der Gegenwart, Herman Grimm,
und die Geistesforschung and contained in the volume Ergebnisse der Geistesforschung (Results of Spiritual Research)
GA 62. The series in which this lecture was given at the Architektenhaus in Berlin, may be said to underline its overall
importance for Rudolf Steiner: Held January 16th 1913 subsequent to a lecture January 30th on Raphael. Also known as,
Herman Grimm, Contemporary Culture and Spiritual Developments, and Anthroposophy.
This lecture is the fourth in a series of four lectures from GA 62, that are
newly translated by Peter Stebbing. Edited by James Stewart.
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