Two years ago I discovered the Swedish artist and pioneer of abstract art, Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), through a review of a 2013 exhibition in Stockholm. I went on to find out how she had been neglected in a MOMA exhibition Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925, curated by Leah Dickerman in 2012. Here’s a link regarding this: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324338604578326243889075764
Last Saturday I went down to London-village-of-the-rich to see the first ever British show of this amazing artist, Hilma af Klint – Painting the Unseen, at the Serpentine. http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/press/2015/12/hilma-af-klint-painting-unseen
The painting Swan no. 17 was fantastic to see in the flesh. An online image had been the wallpaper on my mobile for a year. Now I have an image of the real thing! Art historians and curators of the world need to get busy re-writing the history of abstract art as HaK cannot be allowed to be forgotten as an obscure mystic.
The Serpentine show ends on Sunday 15th May. Unmissable.