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World receivers : Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, and John Whitney, James Whitney, Harry Smith / edited by Karin Althaus, Matthias Mühling, Sebastian Schneider, Lenbachhaus Munich.

Publication:
Munich : Lenbachhaus : Hirmer, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
Edition:
English trade edition.
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Subjects:
Houghton, Georgiana, 1814-1884 -- Exhibitions.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944 -- Exhibitions.
Kunz, Emma, 1892-1963 -- Exhibitions.
Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995 -- Exhibitions.
Whitney, James, 1921-1982 -- Exhibitions.
Smith, Harry Everett, 1923-1991 -- Exhibitions.
Mysticism and art -- Exhibitions.
Spirituality in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Mysticism and art.
Spirituality in art.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892-1963) in Switzerland developed an individual, abstract pictorial language. What they had in common was a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect and the supernatural. Their works are being presented side by side for the first time in an exhibition. The three women artists all found their artistic language within the context of the spiritual movements of their times: Houghton in spiritism, af Klint in theosophy and Kunz in naturopathy. Their artworks bear witness to a 'mediumistic' praxis: Houghton and af Klint were inspired by higher beings to paint, while Kunz developed her drawings with the help of a pendulum. In addition, the volume shows stills by Harry Smith and James and John Whitney, who - inspired by various occult movements - made experimental films during the 1940s"--Publisher's website.
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at Lenbachhaus from November 6, 2018-March 10, 2019.
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
On the occasion of the exhibition "World receivers. Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz with films by John Whitney, James Whitney, and Harry Smith" held at the Lenbachhaus, Munich, November 6, 2018 - March 10, 2019.
Contributor:
Houghton, Georgiana, 1814-1884, artist.
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944, artist.
Kunz, Emma, 1892-1963, artist.
Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995, filmmaker.
Whitney, James, 1921-1982, filmmaker.
Smith, Harry Everett, 1923-1991, filmmaker.
Althaus, Karin, editor.
Mühling, Matthias, editor.
Schneider, Sebastian, editor.
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München, host institution.
ISBN:
9783886451968
3886451968
9783777431574
3777431575
9783777431567
9783886451951
OCLC:
1080343959