Hilma Af Klint: A Pioneer of Abstraction
Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an artist whose work is still far too unknown to a wider public, eschewed representational painting as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915 she produced nearly two hundred abstract paintings, some of which are in monumental formats. Like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich, who have previously been regarded as the main protagonists of abstract art, Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy, and anthroposophy. Her multifaceted imagery strives to provide insight into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another. Hilma af Klint left more than one thousand paintings, watercolors, and sketches. This publication presents her most important abstract works as well as paintings and works on paper that have never before been seen in public, enhancing our understanding of her oeuvre. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3489-9) Exhibition schedule: Moderna Museet, Stockholm February 16-May 26, 2013 - Hamburger Bahnhof -Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 15-October 6, 2013 - Musée Picasso, Malaga October 21, 2013-February 9, 2014
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