I don’t know what it is about shapes, color and gesture, but I can’t get enough of abstract art. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but we get that people are different. Where did abstract art come from anyway? Sometimes it seems like it’s from another planet.
According to the Paris Review, “In 1905, the Swedish female artist Hilma af Klint began cleansing herself, in preparation for a series of artworks that would be executed at the directives of someone named Amaliel. More than a century later, those paintings would force a rewriting of the history of abstraction. According to the notebooks the artist left behind, Amaliel was one of several guiding spirits who spoke to her from above (and within), instructing her and even leading her hand. During her lifetime, at the behest of the spirits, af Klint produced more than one thousand works, but they remained largely within the confines of her studio. Even though she toiled as a commercial artist, painting portraits and landscapes, she exhibited only a few of the abstract paintings and drawings she created. She worried that the world wasn’t ready to see them…”
It was probably true at the time, but boy does the world love abstract art today. Our gallery is loaded with fantastic examples of this energetic genre. Come check them out on Zatista today!