Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods (Hardback)
  • Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods (Hardback)
zoom

Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods (Hardback)

(author), (commentaries,author of introduction)
£34.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 06/08/2018
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of Klint's artistic investigation in her own words. Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she was part of the first generation of female students. Up until the beginning of the century, she painted mainly landscapes and detailed botanical studies. Her work from this period was that of a young artist of her time who meticulously observed the world around her. But, like many of her contemporaries, af Klint was also interested in the invisible relationships that shape our world, believing strongly in a spiritual dimension. She joined the Theosophical Society, and, with four fellow female members who together called themselves "The Five," began to study mediumship. Between 1906 and 1915, purportedly guided by a higher power, af Klint created 193 individual works that, in both scale and scope of imagery, are like no other art created at that time. Botanically inspired images and mystical symbols, diagrams, words and geometric series, all form part af Klint's abstract language. These abstract techniques would not be seen again until years later. Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint's early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint's extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen "Blue Notebooks," hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series "Paintings for the Temple," and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. An introduction by Iris Muller-Westermann illuminates this unique and important contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226591933
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
Edition: Annotated edition

You may also be interested in...

Little Book of Chanel
Added to basket
Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
Added to basket
£25.00
Mixed media product
Grayson Perry
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hokusai
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
The Short Story of Women Artists
Added to basket
The Yellow House
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Painting with Bob Ross
Added to basket
Caravaggio
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Grayson Perry
Added to basket
£29.95
Paperback
Van Gogh's Ear
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Murakami T
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Added to basket
Wall and Piece
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.