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art history meme | four of four art movements | art nouveau

Art Nouveau was aimed at modernizing design, seeking to escape the eclectic historical styles that had previously been popular. Artists drew inspiration from both organic and geometric forms, evolving elegant designs that united flowing, natural forms with more angular contours. The movement was committed to abolishing the traditional hierarchy of the arts, which viewed so-called liberal arts, such as painting and sculpture, as superior to craft-based decorative arts, and ultimately it had far more influence on the latter. [x]

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Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944)

Altarpiece Number 1, Group X, 1907

Hilma af Klint’s paintings are diagrams of a spiritual plane that underlies the visual world. She was a member of a small group of women who would meet to access religious spirits with knowledge of the afterlife. 

Gregor, one of the spiritual masters she contacted during these meetings, said to her that the paintings represent "All the knowledge that is not of the senses, not of the intellect, not of the heart but is the property that exclusively belongs to the deepest aspect of your being […] the knowledge of your spirit."

Altarpiece Number 1 was intended to display in the Goetheanum, Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual center in Switzerland. It never reached this destination, so the painting survived the Goetheanum fire of 1923.

According to her wishes, Hilma af Klint’s paintings were kept secret from the public until 20 years after her death.

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Ask Me No More, (1906)

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Jacko Vassilev’s photograph of boys playing football, Bulgaria, 1971

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Jacko Vassilev’s photograph of boys playing football, Bulgaria, 1971

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