Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hilma of Klint

I went on a little excursion to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art last week to see the work of the Swedish artist Hilma of Klint. Oh my what a lovely collection of art. She worked as a scientific illustrator and depicter of landscapes but created these big abstract paintings and meticulous drawings in her spare time. She also studied anthroposophy with Rudolf Steiner, who told her that her art was way ahead of time and that the public was not ready to see this compilation of work. Therefore she wrote in her testimony that she did not allow the work to be shown publicly before 20 years after her death... In the early 1900 women was not really allowed to practice art and pursuing a career within this field was banned. I admire such a courageous woman for not giving up on her artistry just because the society dictates that she should.
You should go see the exhibition if you are in the area!


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