Abstract Art by Hilma af Klint | No. 7 of The Ten Largest
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Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were the first Western abstract works known to the current art community. This print is "No. 7, Adulthood" in the 1907 series called The Ten Largest which describes the different phases in life, from early childhood to old age.
In her will, Hilma af Klint left all her abstract paintings to her nephew, vice-admiral Erik af Klint of the Royal Swedish Navy. She 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 persons had knowledge of what would be revealed.
In 1970 her paintings were offered as a gift to Moderna Museet in Stockholm, but the donation was declined. Erik af Klint then donated thousands of drawings and paintings to a foundation bearing the artist's name in the 1970s. Thanks to the art historian Åke Fant, her art was introduced to an international audience in the 1980s, when he presented her at a Nordik conference in Helsinki in 1984.
The abstract work of Hilma af Klint was shown for the first time at the exhibition "The Spiritual in Art, Abstract Painting 1890–1985" organized by Maurice Tuchman in Los Angeles in 1986. This exhibition was the starting point of her international recognition.
Print on canvas with wood poster hanger. Solid walnut or white oak pieces are compressed together by solid brass ball thumb screws and posts to securely hold the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang with brass ring and your choice of twine.
+ Solid brass hardware holds prints more securely than magnets. Brass ring prevents twine from wearing and breaking. Brass hardware has a vintage patina and is antiqued in small batches with apple cider vinegar.
+ Walnut wood is real walnut wood that is finished with organic hemp oil and beeswax. Black Oak is white oak wood stained with India Ink and finished with organic hemp oil and beeswax. India ink is 100% carbon pigment and completely non-toxic and has zero impact on the environment, unlike water based stains or paints. Natural Oak is white oak wood that is unfinished. All wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
+ Walnut and white oak are natural materials and there may be variations to wood grain and tone. Walnut ranges in tone from pale warm brown to dark brown and sometimes will have a lighter sapwood in it. I allow the sapwood to show only if it is aesthetically pleasing. Natural White oak is a mix of browns and tans ranging from beige to dark brown. See second to last photo for options.
+ "Natural Oak + Canvas", "Walnut + Canvas" and "Black Oak + Canvas" options include your choice of hemp, black or bakers twine with brass ring and brass head nail for hanging. Please include your choice in the buyers note to seller at checkout. Hemp Twine is the default if no selection is made. See last photo for options.
+ "Canvas Only No Frame" option is for the canvas print only without the wood hanger frame.
+ Prints are printed on 370gsm art canvas. I use high quality canvas that will not yellow over time as it does not contain optical brighteners and is acid-free and age resistant according to ISO 9706 (museum standard according to galleries and museum’s longevity requirements).
+ Canvas and assembled poster hanger are shipped together but the canvas is not installed to avoid damage to the canvas. Installing the canvas is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the canvas edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your canvas is ready to hang.
+ 17" x 22" size in Walnut is pictured with Hemp Twine.
+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging - cardboard box, tissue paper, kraft paper and kraft paper tape with cornstarch adhesive.
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Why do you make your poster hangers with brass hardware instead of magnets?
Gluing metal to wood is notoriously difficult and requires some heavy duty toxic glue to get them to stay firmly in place. Even then the magnets are not likely to stay glued as wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with the heat and moisture. Eventually they will fall out and then all you are left with are some sticks! Additionally, magnets can lose their strength over time. Brass hardware will never fail.
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