Hilma af Klint documentary at MFAH

BEYOND THE VISIBLE

A Documentary featuring the Swedish Artist  – HILMA AF KLINT

This film is included in MFAH Film virtual series

This film will run May 6 – 12, 2020

Please follow the link for ticket ($12) and screening of the film:

https://www.mfah.org/visit/movie-night-at-mfah-films/

Follow the link for a short introduction: https://youtu.be/bUoe3ySukwU

Her conventional painting became the source of financial income. But her ‘life’s work’ remained a quite separate practice.

Hilma af Klint belonged to a group called “The Five”, a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with what she called the “High Masters”—often by way of séances. Her paintings were abstract and geometric. These paintings were not appreciated by her audience. She therefore packed away approx.1200 paintings which she hid away to be opened 20 years after her death.    

In her will, Hilma af Klint left all her abstract paintings to her nephew, Erik af Klint. When the boxes were opened at the end of the 1960s, very few persons had knowledge of what would be revealed.

Her art work has since been exhibited both in Europe and in the US.