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Hilma af Klint : a pioneer of abstraction

"Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an artist whose work is still 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."--The Publisher
Print Book, English, 2013
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2013
exhibition catalogs
295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
9789186243487, 9783775734899, 9783775734882, 9186243489, 3775734899, 3775734880
Paintings for the future : Hilma af Klint
a pioneer of abstraction in seclusion / Iris Müller-Westermann
There is no religion higher than truth : a conversation on spiritualism, theosophy and anthroposophy / Helmut Zander and Iris Müller-Westermann
Premonitary abstraction : mediumism, automatic writing and anticipation in the work of Hilma af Klint / Pascal Rousseau
The botanical roots of Hilma af Klint's abstraction / David Lomas
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February 16-May 26, 2013; Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 15-October 6, 2013; and Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, October 21, 2013-February 9, 2014
其他题名:Pioneer of abstraction