Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction
“The pictures were painted directly through me, without any preliminary drawings and with great force. I had no idea what the paintings were supposed to depict; nevertheless, I worked swiftly and surely, without changing a single brushstroke.“
Hilma af Klint
There are quite a few painters who tried through their works to reach out to a spiritual dimension or to capture a vision of the future. Swedish artist Hilma af Klint is definitely among them.
Though she anticipated the abstractist style of Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Piet Mondrian (1872-1972), Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) and František Kupka (1871-1957), Hilma af Klint remained pretty unknown to the wider public like many other women artists.
This retrospective, started last February at Moderna Museet, Stockholm/Sweden, features 230 works between paintings and works on paper by Hilma af Klint, from The Paintings for the Temple to works created before and after this series, some of them shown for the very first time.
Below are listed the exhibitions which will be rediscovering and celebrating her.
15 June – 6 October 2013
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin/Germany)
21 October 2013 – 9 February 2014
Museo Picasso (Málaga/Spain)