Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Hilma af Klint at the Serpentine


When it's a bright Spring day, it's a very pleasant walk through all the London parks to get into the centre of the city from Paddington station.

Passing through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, you arrive at the Serpentine full of birdlife.  On either side of the lake you find Serpentine Art Galleries and during the summer months each year a different specially designed pavillion. This year the Architect is Bjarke Ingels.

This is the Serpentine Sackler building . . .

. . . but the exhibition I visited, as I was passing by, was in the other gallery across the lake.  Artist Hilma af Klint's exhibition was entitled Painting the Unseen. She is Swedish and is considered a pioneer of abstract art. Although she studied at the Royal Academy of the Arts in Stockholm, she abandoned the conventional and began painting invisible worlds within nature, the spiritual world and the occult. The Paintings for the Temple that were displayed were made between 1906 and 1915.  For more information, here's the website.

If you just pop into a Gallery you never know what you are going to find. Quite exciting really!



  1. I really like the last one especially!

    1. They were all very colourful and would make great quilt patterns! x

  2. Wow that roof line is great, I love it when architects get movement into their building lines. The exhibition looks fascinating 'painting the unseen', that takes a special brain to be able to work on that for a lifetime of work!
    Wren x

    1. I think she was channelling the voices! You might be in time to see the Pavilion when you're over. x