The Aesthetic Delights of Hilma af Klint

I’m having a particularly strong Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)  moment phase obsession. This extraordinary, trail-blazing Swedish woman is one of my favourite artists and inspirations. Although her strong mysticism is inextricably linked to her artwork, her paintings stand on their own as abstract marvels and aesthetic delights.

Self Portrait by Hilma af Klint

Self Portrait by Hilma af Klint

Check out some of her work:

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What Are You Reading in June?

It’s a new season! Have you changed your reading habits to suit the demands of warmer weather, or do those habits stay steady year-round?

I’ve been so wrapped up in creative projects, that my reading has, by my standards, practically slowed to a trickle.

Since 1st June, I’ve finished:

  • The Fauves (Art of Century Collection) by Nathalia Brodskaia

I’m in the midst of reading:

  • Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life by David Mitchell
  • Ilya Repin by Grigori Sternin and Jelena Kirillina

To be finished by 30th June:

  • Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham

What is your favourite book this month?

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?

Please share with me in the comments.

Happy reading!

Music/Book: No Wave/Art on the Block

The other day, through complete happenstance, I found myself listening to/reading the perfect music/book combo. I’ve never consciously attempted to so harmoniously blend the two before, but I’ll definitely do so in the future. 

Book: Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond by Ann Fensterstock

Music:

No Wave

No Wave