‘Evolution, No. 13, Group VI’, 1908. Hilma af Klint.
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The work of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klimt is considered the first manifestation of abstraction. But it has not always been part of the artistic canon. Even she believed that she painted something too advanced for her time.
Artist Louis Maqhubela and his wife Tana passed away within days of one another.
Image courtesy the Maqhubela family
The master of abstract art proved that black ‘township artists’ from South Africa could become leaders of international styles.
Hilma af Klint, Group IX/UW, The dove, no 2. 1915. Oil on canvas, 155.5 x 115.5 cm.
Courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. Kak174. Photo: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The once secret paintings of Hilma af Klint are a revelation both for their beauty and for highlighting the impact of spiritualism on how artists see the world.
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Realistic and stylized at the same time.
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