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Splendor Solis with Marius von Brasch (3 Session Course)

Splendor Solis is one the most famous and beautiful sets of Renaissance illuminations accompanying a treatise on alchemy.

Painted in radiant colours, the illuminations present significant, dreamlike stages of what is understood as the work of transmutation of an inconspicuous base material into ‘gold’ or the elusive ‘philosopher’s stone’, that is ‘a stone and not a stone’.

This 3-session course will focus on the alchemical symbolism and structures underlying the series of illuminations and how the work alludes to creative approaches to ‘self’ by working with ‘otherness’ and unconscious processes.

Marius will also introduce some of his own paintings, which reflect his take on these images.


Marius von Brasch is a visual artist. After completing his practice-based PhD research in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton), he was awarded the Abbey Fellowship in Painting at The British School in Rome in 2013.

Marius has a background in psychotherapy and literature. He has exhibited widely, teaches experiential approaches to painting and works from his studio in Rookley on the Isle of Wight.

His work is in the Priseman Seabrook Collection, the University of Essex Modern Contemporary British Art Collection and in private collections. See his website

Session Dates

This is a 3-session weekly online course (using Zoom) 

  • Friday 26th June 2020
  • Friday 3rd July 2020
  • Friday 10th July 2020


£30 for an invitation on Zoom 


Splendor Solis, Staatsbibliothek, Preussischer Kulturbesitz






Friday 26 June 2020


11:00 am - 12:00 pm





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