HILMA AF KLINT
(1862 - 1944, Sweden)
Af Klint was a trained artist for whom theosophical enlightenment led to a disciplined visual investigation of psychical abstraction. At her request, her several thousands of drawings and paintings were kept secret, both during her lifetime and posthumously. The depth and breath of af Klint’s production, notably her monumental series, Paintings for the Temple, evidences a radical aesthetic far ahead of the mainstream and inspired entirely by the paranormal realms.