An idea of colour
Rebecca’s journey took her first to an in-depth study of the qualities of colour. Other artists have embraced colour and light; the Impressionists, Matisse, Cezanne and Kandinsky are just a few. Yet the philosopher and artist Rudolf Steiner pushed towards the view that colour has a hidden naturne –one that we can only discover when we develop sensitivity to what is inherent within each colour.
Her work begins with a kind of listening to the colours as you would in music. Each colour has its own virtuosity that begins to develop as other colours answer back.
The connection is intense and at the same time spontaneous, with an inner quiet.
When approaching a landscape she would have to quote Cezanne: ‘Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realising sensations’. It’s almost that you would become one with the landscape.
For colour is one of the most rapturous truths that can be revealed to man.