Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future | Guggenheim Museum Publications

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When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944, she left behind more than 1,000 works that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it remain unseen for another 20 years. Only in recent decades has the public reckoned with her radically abstract painting practice. This title, published to accompany a 2019 survey of af Klint's work at the Guggenheim in New York, represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art.

  • Hardcover
  • 21.6 x 28.6 cm
  • 244 pages
  • full-colour illustrations

Meet Hilma af Klint In recent years, Hilma af Klint has become increasingly recognised for her radical use of abstraction, which she began using as the basis for her paintings in 1906, years before well-known abstractionists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich made similar turns in their work. Following af Klint's death in 1944, her works remained largely unseen until 1986, and only began to attract serious attention over the course of the following three decades.