Hilma Af Klint

Hilma Af Klint
Author: Hilma af Klint
Publsiher: Guggenheim Museum
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-10-04
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0892075430

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A groundbreaking study of visionary artist Hilma af Klint. When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than a thousand paintings and works on paper that she kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice - one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of the artist's life and work. Essays explore the social, intellectual, and artistic milieu of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars, and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art - a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the forthcoming exhibition.

Hilma Af Klint

Hilma Af Klint
Author: Hilma af Klint
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-06
Genre: Art
ISBN: 022659193X

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of af Klint's artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves "The Five," began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words, and geometric series, all form part of af Klint's abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint's early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint's extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen "Blue Notebooks," hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series "Paintings for the Temple," and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. This extraordinary collection is edited by and copublished with Christine Burgin, and features an introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann. It will stand as an important and timely contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

Hilma Af Klint Occult Painter and Abstract Pioneer

Hilma Af Klint  Occult Painter and Abstract Pioneer
Author: Åke Fant
Publsiher: Stolpe Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-03-07
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9189069471

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Hilma af Klint is now regarded as one of the Abstract Art pioneers. She painted more than 1200 works before her death in 1944, but never showed them publicly outside her anthropological and occult circles. After twenty years of artistry she developed a distinct abstract style and devoted the rest of her life to a grand painterly mission. The spiritual aspect was the most important starting point for Hilma af Klint, just as it was for her contemporaries Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian. These early modernists were influenced by the then contemporary occult writers like Madame Blavatsky, Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater, and certainly af Klint's spiritual leader Rudolf Steiner.'... a brilliant presentation and analysis by Åke Fant. The magnitude of this text is the apparent critical approach that incuse the biography, the works review, and the investigation of role models of Hilma's dual thoughts and spiritual exercises.' (Göteborgs-Posten)

Hilma AF Klint Painting the Unseen

Hilma AF Klint  Painting the Unseen
Author: Daniel Birnbaum
Publsiher: Koenig Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016
Genre: Painters
ISBN: 3863358945

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Hilma af Klint is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian or Malevich. Af Klint sought to express her feelings transmitted to her from nature and the unseen spiritual world. This catalogue focuses primarily on her body of work "The Paintings for the Temple", 1906-15, and numerous paintings from the key series never published before. 00Exhibition: Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (03.03-15.05.2016).

Hilma Af Klint Artist Researcher Medium

Hilma Af Klint  Artist  Researcher  Medium
Author: Ernst Peter Fischer,Ylva Hillström,Anne Sophie Joergensen,Caroline Levander,Hedvig Martin,Tim Rudboeg
Publsiher: Hatje Cantz
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-04-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 3775747400

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Once considered an outsider artist, after her show at the Guggenheim Museum was seen by more than half-a-mil-lion visitors, Hilma af Klint firmly established her place in art history. She has also been the subject of documenta-ry films and biographies. In 2013, Iris Müller-Westermann organized the first institutional exhibition of af Klint's work. Now she presents us with the latest information and research in an extensive survey show at the Moder-na Museet in Malmö. Of crucial importance is the issue of spirituality in af Klint's painting-how she managed to translate both the material and the immaterial world into a pictorial vision. The accompanying exhibition catalogue is the first to investigate, from a variety of perspectives, the question of how this trailblazing abstract artist linked her painting to a higher consciousness. Essays by leading historians of theosophy and a quantum physicist, among others, provide enlightening insight into a world in which both the visualization of atoms and spiritual séances alike became artistic material-a world that fascinates us even more than ever.

Hilma Af Klint

Hilma Af Klint
Author: Kurt Almqvist,Tracey Bashkoff,Julia Voss,Isaac Lubelsky
Publsiher: Bokforlaget Stolpe AB
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-02-18
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9163972034

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New research and cultural context on the life and art of Hilma af Klint The 2018 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, introduced the general public to the abstract mystical masterpieces of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). Based on a seminar held at the Guggenheim Museum at the opening of this acclaimed exhibition, this volume compiles the insights of the seminar's contributors alongside reproductions of works, archival photographs and images from af Klint's journals. Hilma af Klint: Visionary explores the social and spiritual movements that appeared at the turn of the 20th century, inspiring the pioneers of modernism and abstract art: Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich and af Klint. What was the zeitgeist that inspired such an eruption in abstract art? What were the conditions that created Hilma af Klint? Academics and experts Julia Voss, Tracey Bashkoff, Isaac Lubelsky, Linda Dalrymple Henderson and Marco Pasi each take a different approach. Voss analyzes af Klint's biography, pinpointing five important events in her life; Bashkoff presents her connection to Hilla Rebay and her plans for the building of a temple; Lubelsky traces the origins of theosophy in New York; Henderson examines the occult and science; and Pasi considers esotericism's changing role in culture.

The The Five Lives of Hilma af Klint

The The Five Lives of Hilma af Klint
Author: Phillipp Deines,Julia Voss
Publsiher: David Zwirner Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1644230690

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A moving biography, told in vivid illustrations, this graphic novel features key moments in the life of Swedish artist and pioneer of abstract painting Hilma af Klint (1862–1944). Long underrecognized, af Klint has been amid a sensational rediscovery that continues to take art audiences by storm. Artist Philipp Deines traces the story of now world-famous af Klint’s unique life and groundbreaking oeuvre through five chapters featuring her development as an artist, her family background, and her relationship to the spiritual. Highlighting how she came to her distinctive paintings, her spiritual quest, and the friends who helped her, this is a story of the strength it took af Klint to continue as an artist against all odds. Beautifully drawn, brightly colored, and well researched, this graphic novel is a new way of looking at the story of an artist. Referencing Julia Voss’s new biography of af Klint, Deines presents an accessible and lively introduction for many ages. Biography, art history, and contemporary narrative style merge and complement each other in this magnificent visual world.

Hilma Af Klint

Hilma Af Klint
Author: Sue Cramer,Nicholas Chambers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-06-25
Genre: Art, Modern
ISBN: 1741741521

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Hidden from view for decades, the work of Hilma af Klint (1862?1944) has captured the imagination of contemporary audiences. She is now widely regarded as a pioneer of twentieth-century abstract art. Her paintings are monumental in scale, with radiant color combinations, enigmatic symbols, and otherworldly shapes. In an era of limited creative freedom for women, her secret paintings were an outlet for her prodigious intelligence, spiritual quest, and groundbreaking artistic vision. Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings includes over 125 artworks, ranging from enormous canvasses to small watercolors; pages from her detailed notebooks; and a selection of photographs and other images. Five essays and an illustrated chronology reveal new research on af Klint, her practice, and her place in art history.