Hilma Af Klint

9 Women Artists Celebrating the Spirituality and Legacy of Hilma af Klint

As the rise of abstraction swept through the Western art world in the early 20th century, so, too, did a turn towards spirituality. Within the context of prevailing art movements, such as Realism and. Impressionism. , as well as materialistic philosophies and values, artists like. Wassily Kandinsky. ,. Piet Mondrian.
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Glenstone Becomes First U.S. Museum to Acquire Work by Hilma af Klint

Glenstone, a private museum in Potomac, Maryland, has acquired an eight-work set of watercolors by Hilma af Klint, making it the first institution in the U.S. to own work by the Swedish artist, whose work has enjoyed a posthumous rise in recent years. The museum, which hosts the collection of Emily and Mitchell Rales, acquired the work from a David Zwirner exhibition in New York centered around the works, collectively titled “Tree of Knowledge” (1913–15). The acquisition was announced by David Zwirner ahead of a London version of the show set to appear at its space in the British city in...
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See Newly Discovered Works by Trailblazing Painter Hilma af Klint

Eight newly discovered works by groundbreaking Swedish modernist Hilma af Klint are set to go on view in Manhattan next month, reports Sarah Cascone for Artnet News. Scholars have traditionally credited male artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich with pushing European 20th-century painting into the realm of abstraction. But af Klint began painting her colorful, swirling compositions years before these peers, at a time when women artists were rarely considered innovators. Major exhibitions of the painter’s otherworldly abstractions have boosted her profile in recent decades, reshaping how scholars think about European art history.

In A Groundbreaking Show David Zwirner Exhibits 8 Previously Undiscovered Works By Hilma af Klint

When an exhibition of the Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint’s works went on display at the Guggenheim in 2018-2019, the show was an unexpected blockbuster which attracted 600,000 visitors and set the record for the most attended show in the museum’s history. The public could not get enough of the pioneering female artist whose arrival to her place in art history was as enigmatic as the paintings she created.

Listen to Your Art: Hilma af Klint by Zoe Spiliotis

Zoe Spiliotis will discuss the life and work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. She was a Swedish artist and spiritualist. Her bold, colorful and imaginative non-objective paintings predate Kandinsky, Malevich, and Mondrian, who are still regarded as the pioneers of abstract 20th-century art. The resurgence of this secretive painter's body of work invites a reevaluation of modernism, its development, and the art historical timelines predominately shaped around men. Zoe Spiliotis's abstract artwork is based on mathematical principles exploring the principles of repetition, symmetry, movement, and visual perception through geometric patterns. Her works reflect a recurrent theme in philosophy, theology, art, and mathematics. Zoe's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Italy, Austria, and Japan. She has also created public artworks and murals in New Mexico, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

The Life & Art of Hilma Af Klint: A Short Art History Lesson on the Pioneering Abstract Artist

Like many artists whose abstractions cemented their legacy, Hilma af Klint was trained to paint portraits, botanicals, and landscapes. The naturalist works of her early adulthood depict bourgeois, late-19th century Swedish life, and, by association, the sort of subject matter and approach that were deemed most fitting for a female artist, even in a society where women were allowed to work alongside men.

How the stunning abstract art of Hilma af Klint opens our eyes to new ways of seeing

Review: Hilma af Klint, The Secret Paintings. Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 1986, those art historians who see art as some form of linear progression “improving” with time received a rude shock. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition The Spiritual in Art — Abstract Paintings 1890 – 1985 introduced a hitherto unknown woman artist. The issue was not just that this art was so exquisitely beautiful — but that the paintings had been painted in the early 20th century. Hilma af Klint was once known as a minor academic Swedish artist. Born in 1862, she had been one...

A Massive Seven-Volume Collection Chronicles the Pioneering Legacy of Abstract Artist Hilma af Klint

Following a wildly successful retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2018, Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) has firmly secured her place as a groundbreaking figure in abstract art. In recent years, her colorful, spiritually-minded body of work has reshaped art historical timelines, supplanting male artists like Vasily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, and Josef Albers, who have long been regarded as the pioneers of the 20th-century movement.
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Hilma af Klint: secret paintings from 'trailblazing' artist heading to Sydney

An artist who broke all attendance records with a retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim Museum two years ago will be featured in a new exhibition in Australia in June. Art Gallery of New South Wales director Michael Brand announced Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings on Thursday, describing the large-scale exhibition as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the extraordinary artistic achievements of this trailblazing artist who stood for too long outside the accepted story of European modernism”.

Hilma af Klint Has Arrived in the Hudson Valley

Without much promotion or fanfare, the Lightforms Art Center in the Hudson Valley opened an exhibition today, March 6, featuring a selection of works by the posthumously celebrated Swedish artist, Hilma af Klint. The exhibition features artworks from the artist’s Tree of Knowledge series, along with one of her plant...