Hilma af Klint
Painting beyond matter

I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented. I think there’s no better name to change that than Hilma af Klint. The swedish pioneer of abstract painting.

She was very interested in the world beyond what we perceive with our eyes. She knew that there might be much more out there. But she also knew that the male-dominated world of her time wasn’t ready to take such notions from a woman. Her oeuvre was kept secret until twenty years after her death.

Watch the video at the end of the post if the pictures awakened your interest to know more about her. It’s a very informative introduction.

 

Curator Iris Müller-Westermann on Hilma af Klint