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Hilma af Klint.

193 abstract paintings divided into groups and subgroups making reference to contemporary developments in the world of science and religion.

Codes and Symbols: Logarithmic spirals and tendrils represent evolution. The letter U stands for spiritual world. W= Matter. Overlapping discs signify unity (creation and invisibility of genetics). Yellow roses= masculinity. Blue+lilies=femininity. Green=blue+yellow+ male or female/good or evil.

Themes: Duality, the pursuit of an original oneness. Reconciliation of divisions. Reduction and purification. No traditional narratives.

“they portray the astral plane in color and form”     “Systemic visualizations of complex philosophical ideas and spiritual notions”    “Imagery intended to lead the viewer to other levels of awareness.”  “… to glimpse another universe”

She had no lobby, no market, no internal support, no collections, no museums directories — she hid her work. As if it was one big thought experiment and yet in her journals she openly describes herself as a pioneer.

 

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