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Hilma af Klint Artist Researcher Medium

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Hilma af Klint: Artist, Researcher, Medium investigates how this trailblazing abstract artist linked her painting to a higher consciousness. Essays by art historians, a quantum physicist, a spiritual teacher, and a historian of theosophy and esotericism, among others, provide insights into a fascinating world beyond the visible.

Edited by Iris Müller-Westermann and Milena Hoegsberg

A relatively unknown artist during her lifetime, Hilma af Klint, recently but dramatically, has posthumously claimed her rightful place in art history, with a 2019 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum that was seen by more than half a million visitors.

In 2013, curator Iris Müller-Westermann organized the first retrospective exhibition of af Klint’s work. This was followed by an extensive survey show, curated with Milena Høgsberg, at the Moderna Museet in Malmö, which this volume accompanied, supplementing reproductions with the latest information and research on af Klint.

Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was a Swedish painter whose simultaneous fascination with art and spiritualism led her to produce one of the most astonishing oeuvres in modern art history. Her conventional landscape paintings and botanical illustrations served as her main source of income, but her true lifelong passion lay in the art she created as a result of otherworldly communication. Af Klint’s private works not only demonstrate perhaps the first example of true abstraction in Western painting; they also convey a complex, deeply felt system of spirituality that guided af Klint throughout her life and career.

Hardcover, 272 pages, 2020.
200 illustrations.

11" x 10"