Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hilma af Klint

In her will, Hilma af Klint left all her abstract paintings to her nephew, vice-admiral in the Swedish Royal Navy. She specified that her work should be kept secret for at least 20 years after her death.
~from her Wikipedia page

Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) for Art Thursday.

by Hilma af Klint

What a Human Being Is
by Hilma af Klint

The Ten Largest
by Hilma af Klint

The Swan
by Hilma af Klint
Photo: Albin Dahlström/ Moderna Museet

Self Portrait
by Hilma af Klint

1 comment:

HWY said...

Really, really, really impressed by af Klint's work. Her use of color and shapes is fantastic. I have been influenced by modernists like Kandinsky and Mondrian in my own work, but hers is more powerful than theirs, in my opinion. So now I have a new influence. :-)

Too bad her work wasn't known earlier, but maybe she was right in thinking the world wasn't ready for it.