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Hilma af Klint : a pioneer of abstraction

Author: Iris Müller-WestermannJo WidoffDavid LomasPascal RousseauHelmut ZanderAll authors
Publisher: Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, [2013]
Series: Moderna museets utställningskatalog, nr 375.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an artist whose work is still unknown to a wider public, eschewed representational painting as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915 she produced nearly two hundred abstract paintings, some of which are in monumental formats. Like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich, who have previously been regarded as the main protagonists of abstract art, Hilma af Klint was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Hilma af Klint; Hilma af Klint; Hilma af Klint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Müller-Westermann; Jo Widoff; David Lomas; Pascal Rousseau; Helmut Zander; Hilma af Klint; Moderna museet (Stockholm, Sweden); Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart--Berlin.; Museo Picasso Málaga.
ISBN: 9789186243487 9186243489 9783775734899 3775734899 9783775734882 3775734880
OCLC Number: 828860209
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February 16-May 26, 2013; Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, June 15-October 6, 2013; and Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, October 21, 2013-February 9, 2014.
Description: 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Paintings for the future : Hilma af Klint --
a pioneer of abstraction in seclusion / Iris Müller-Westermann --
There is no religion higher than truth : a conversation on spiritualism, theosophy and anthroposophy / Helmut Zander and Iris Müller-Westermann --
Premonitary abstraction : mediumism, automatic writing and anticipation in the work of Hilma af Klint / Pascal Rousseau --
The botanical roots of Hilma af Klint's abstraction / David Lomas.
Series Title: Moderna museets utställningskatalog, nr 375.
Other Titles: Pioneer of abstraction
Responsibility: edited by Iris Müller-Westermann, with Jo Widoff ; with contributions by David Lomas, Iris Müller-Westermann, Pascal Rousseau, Helmut Zander.

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"Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an artist whose work is still unknown to a wider public, eschewed representational painting as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915 she produced nearly two hundred abstract paintings, some of which are in monumental formats. Like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich, who have previously been regarded as the main protagonists of abstract art, Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy, and anthroposophy. Her multifaceted imagery strives to provide insight into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another. Hilma af Klint left more than one thousand paintings, watercolors, and sketches. This publication presents her most important abstract works as well as paintings and works on paper that have never before been seen in public, enhancing our understanding of her oeuvre." --From the Publisher.

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