Current Art inspiration: Hilma af Klint





"I can’t go on, I’ll go on."
Hima af Kint


When i first saw photos from these paintings, browsing the pages of Vogue-magazine while waiting for a train,  i was instantly fascinated. Something in these unusual colors, in these abstract, yet organic shapes deeply impressed me, and so at home, i tried to find out more about the woman, who painted them.
"It's not every day that we are introduced to an unknown yet pioneering modern painter, but this is what's happened with the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint. A stipulation in af Klint’s will ensured that her work was not shown until well after her death. But now her work is taking the art world by storm: appearing in the Venice Biennale and now in a highly anticipated retrospective at the Hamburger Bahnhof. ArtSlant writer Parker Tilghman is convinced af Klint ultimately knew when the timing was right her visions would again resurface." Quoted from Art Slant
I hope that one day, i can see these canvases with my own eyes  - to me they look simply magical!
Meanwhile, i'm making progress with my own paintings - will show you some of it soon. Have a lovely rest of the week flowers, let the sunshine in!

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see Klint's works, Martina! Her designs look pretty abstract and intriguing, perhaps trying to convey something. I think I figured out the word 'houses' in the third one from top. Waiting to see your paintings now, wish you a fabulous colorful and sunny time ahead! :)

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  2. very interesting paintings!
    can't wait to see what you're working on :)

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  3. Martina my friend,

    I love your description of these paintings, and I agree:

    "Abstract yet organic." The organic component of this art seems to come from the artist; the abstract piece is something that comes from the world that she perceives. To put them both together is what makes the magic, isn't it? That is the art. It takes years to achieve a seamless union between the two. Oh how I am loving this post, the colors and YOUR presence here today! Anita

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  4. Inspiring, Martina!
    Happy Wednesday to you!
    - Maria

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  5. Wonderful!! I love them :)) I look forward to seeing some more of yours too :) Have a gorgeous day xx

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  6. Wowwww beautiful paintings!!!!.....enjoy summer love ra....x!

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  7. Martina! I so wish I could send you some of our breezes from the lakes! Our weather is beautiful this year...so mild, no HOT HOT days, and even a little chill at night! I love that you work on your painting, and we here are working on our poetry. To engage in art is a gift, isn't it?

    Thank you for coming by. It really is so great to see you. Anita

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  8. Hi Martina,

    These are such wonderful and vibrant paintings and love the colours and thanks for sharing.
    I look forward to seeing your paintings.

    Hope you are enjoying the summer
    hugs
    Carolyn

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