Thursday, January 24, 2013
* In Spring 2013 Moderna Museet in Stockholm will be dedicating a major exhibition to Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), featuring many works that have never before been shown in public. “This retrospective exhibition of a Swedish pioneer of abstract art is Moderna Museet’s tribute to Hilma af Klint as one of the greatest Swedish artists. A woman artist whose work is still far too unknown to a wider public, Hilma af Klint eschewed representational painting as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915, she produced nearly 200 abstract paintings, some of which are in monumental formats.”
The exhibition will tour to Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 15 June-6 October 2013, and Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, 21 October 2013-9 February 2014. An exhibition catalogue, Hilma af Klint - A Pioneer of Abstraction, is published in collaboration with Hatje Cantz Verlag. A good tutorial on the significance of Hilma af Klint is provided by Gertrud Sandqvist in her lecture “When Spirits are guiding Your Hand” presented August 23, 2010 at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.
Ross, who wrote under the name of ‘Saladin’, attended Mme. Blavatsky’s funeral cremation and published an account of that day and his reflections on her in the May 16, 1891 issue his Agnostic Journal. “Theosophy or no Theosophy, the most extraordinary woman of our century, or any century has passed away. Yesterday the world had one Madame Blavatsky—to-day it has none.”