Hilma af Klint, Chaos Nr. 2, 1906

Hilma Af Klint (Swedish, 1872-1944), a visionary artist & spiritual clairvoyant, is regarded as a pioneer in Abstract Art, especially because she worked outside of the European avant garde.

At a recent lecture at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, where af Klint’s work is currently on display (Hilma Af Klint: Paintings for the Future – through May 26th), Gertrud Sandqvist, a professor in the theory and history of ideas of visual art at Lund University in Sweden notes:

“[Hilma Af Klint] had no relationship to any other avant garde circles, being completely isolated in Stockholm at that time… her imagery is very, very similar – close to what later Malevich, Mondrian, and Kandinsky… were developing… [the] first abstract work that she was making was in 1907, two years before Kandinsky.”

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