Forms of Life: Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life

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A richly illustrated book exploring the work of two groundbreaking modern artists

Although they never met, af Klint and Mondrian both invented their own languages of abstract art rooted in nature. At the heart of both of their artistic journeys was a shared desire to understand the forces behind life on earth.

Best known for his abstract work, Mondrian in fact began his career – like af Klint – as a landscape painter. Alongside Mondrian’s iconic grids, you will see the rarely exhibited paintings of flowers he continued to create throughout his life. Also on display will be enigmatic works by af Klint in which natural forms become a pathway to abstraction.

Both artists shared an interest in new ideas in spirituality, scientific discovery and philosophy. Af Klint was also a medium, and this exhibition showcases the large-scale, otherworldly masterpieces she believed were commissioned by higher powers.

Including works never before seen in the UK, this publication will elucidate and invigorate our understanding of two ground-breaking artists and will be sure to get synapses firing.

  • Author: Nabila Abdel Nabi, Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and Laura Stamps
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • ISBN: 9781849768450 - paperback
    9781849768443 - hardcover
  • Publication date: April 2023
  • Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.0 cm

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