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  • Writer's pictureKatie Jefferis

When Did Abstract Art Start?

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

MoMA doesn’t own any paintings by Hilma af Klint (and can’t make money off her) so don’t see a reason to include her in their authoritative “History of Abstract Art”catalog. Even though she was painting abstracts years before Wassily Kandinsky so humbly self-historicized his work as “the very first abstract picture in the world.” Whatever you say, Mr. Was Silly! (4.5/5)

—November 5, 2022


Beyond The Visible: Hilma af Klint / Jenseits des Sichtbaren: Hilma af Klint (2019) a German documentary by Halina Dyrschka.

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