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Hilma af Klint

Inspired by Hilma af Klint – the Swedish artist & mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. She came into contact with nature at an early stage in her life & her association with natural forms became an inspiration in her work.

She studied in Stockholm at the Academy of Fine Arts for five years. Before she died in 1944, she stipulated that her work couldnā€™t be shown for 20 years & made it clear that many of her paintings couldnā€™t be sold individually.

Her work remained outside the spotlight for decades – until, in 2013, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm mounted a traveling retrospective that became a surprise hit.

Six years later, the Guggenheim Museum in New York had its own retrospective, which closed in 2019 & received 600,000 visitors, making it the most viewed exhibition the museum had ever done.

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