Hilma af Klint: Visionary
This beautiful clothbound edition presents new research and cultural context on the life and art of Swedish painter, Hilma af Klint. Visonary takes a look at the social and spiritual movements that appeared at the turn of the twentieth century and inspired pioneers of modernism and abstract art: Mondrian, Kandinsky, and af Klint.
Based on a seminar at the beginning of the Guggenheim's 2018 exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. Presented in this book are wonderful reproductions of Hilmas work, archival photographs and images from the artist journals, and insights of the seminar’s contributors.
"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."
128 pages / 67 color
Published by Bokförlaget Stolpe