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Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) Sweden 1 The Swan Number 17 (1914-15) 2 Altarpiece Number 1 (c1915) oil on canvas 3 notebook page from A work on Flowers, Mosses and Lichen. © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk A serpentinegalleries.org …her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich. B theartstory.or...

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Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) The Ten Largest, No. 3, Youth, Group IV 1907 Tempera on paper mounted on canvas 321 x 240 cm Courtesy of Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk

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Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) Altarpiece (Altarpieces, Group X, No. 1) 1907 Oil and metal leaf on canvas 237.5 x 179.5 cm Courtesy of Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk

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Driven to Abstraction: The void is nothing but at in works at the Venice Biennale this year, where abstraction has form, function, and coded messages, ranging from the mediumistic paintings of Hilma af Klint to anonymous Tantric works from India representing Shiva Linga. Details of Sarah Sze’s work for the United States Pavilion and Bashir Makhoul’s installation representing Palestine–cr...

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