The Art and Life of Hilma af Klint by Ylva Hillstroem


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Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) began painting her abstract and highly symbolic images as early as 1906, long before Kandinsky and Malevich arrived at what is generally regarded as the birth of modern abstract art. She was heavily influenced by spiritual ideologies and claimed that she painted on instruction from the spirit world, for the future. This book is not only about Hilma af Klint’s art, but also about the magic that surrounded her. Brimming with reproductions of the artist’s work and with illustrations by Karin Eklund, it will appeal to all children wanting to learn more about the thrilling life and work of this groundbreaking artist.