AF KLIMT, Hilma
Notes and Methods
The book collects and reproduces in full color all notebooks by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). It also offers the first extensive English translation of her writings, including Letters and Words Pertaining to Works by Hilma af Klint, a guide to the meaning behind the work compiled by the artist while editing and adding indexes to her notebooks in the 30s.
Hilma af Klint's strongly believed in a spiritual dimension to the universe. Her process of investigation took many forms drawing on systems and symbols outside the traditional language of art, pioneering the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich or Piet Mondrian.
Notes and Methods traces the origins of her work. Included are the first mediumistic drawings she created with four other like-minded female artists from the “Friday Group" (also known as The Five); Flowers, Mosses and Lichens, a spiritual explication of the plant world; and the Blue Notebooks in which af Klint catalogued her most important body of work, The Paintings for the Temple.