Buddha's Standpoint

by hilma af klint

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      Hilma af Klints Buddha's Standpoint, 1920 is a celebrated early modernist reproduction, showcasing a single circle, half black and half white.  Buddha's Standpoint is a piece of abstract art history with a stunning balanced composition and exhibits af Klints concepts about the world being a balanced duality, physical and material, dark and light. As the title suggests this artwork was created to represent a graph of the great spiritual traditions of Buddhism. Making this art print a historic abstract addition perfect for both contemporary and vintage inspired decors.

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The Artist

HILMA af KLINT

Hilma af Klint (1862 - 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic who hid some 1200 paintings during her active years and life. 

Klint studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm for five years and lived off the income she made from her more conventional paintings (of portraiture and landscapes) whilst her 'life's work' remained hidden.  The hidden works were inspired by the Theosophical Movement founded by Madame Blavatsky a modernist search for new forms in artistic, spiritual, political and scientific systems, which resembled diagrams and visual representations of complex spiritual ideas which predate the first purely abstract compositions by Wassily Kandinsky.

Hilma Klint specified that her work should be kept secret for at least 20 years after her death. When the boxes were opened at the end of the 1960s, very few people had knowledge of what would be inside.  A considerable body of her abstract paintings were revealed and subsequently celebrated and are now exhibited at the Moderna Museet museum in Stockholm, Sweden.


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