I recently visited one of my favorite spots outside of Copenhagen, the modern art museum Louisiana, which just opened the exhibition Hilma af Klint: A Pioneer of Abstraction. This is the first major retrospective of the fairly unknown Swedish artist, but it has already attracted a lot of international attention. The artistic universe of Hilma af Klint was visually strong, experimenting with color and an abundance of symbolism. She linked inner experience and symbolic language in her abstract works, which she never showed to the public during her lifetime, instead only presenting her earlier figurative pieces. Her later works are more experimental and unique, and it was these paintings that she, in her will, had decided not to be made public until twenty years after her death, as she felt that the time would not be right for understanding them until later.
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Photos: Courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art/Albin Dahlström, Moderna Museet, Stockholm /span>