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Title 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 Info. Munich : Lenbachhaus : Hirmer, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  709.0405 ALTHAUS    Check Shelf
Edition English trade edition.
Description 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at Lenbachhaus from November 6, 2018-March 10, 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Contents Introductory words / Johan af Klint -- World receivers: Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz / Karin Althaus : Georgiana Houghton : Biography ; Works -- Hilma af Klint : Biography / with Julia Voss ; Works -- Emma Kunz : Biography -- "Emma Kunz saved my life" / Peter Burri ; Works -- Club of visionaries: the abstract films of Harry Smith and John and James Whitney / Sebastian Schneider : John Whitney and James Whitney : Biographies ; Works -- Harry Smith : Biography ; Works.
Subject 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.
Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995. (OCoLC)fst01857950
Smith, Harry Everett, 1923-1991. (OCoLC)fst00367222
Kunz, Emma, 1892-1963. (OCoLC)fst00337077
Klint, Hilma af, 1862-1944. (OCoLC)fst00294414
Houghton, Georgiana, 1814-1884. (OCoLC)fst01926020
Art, Abstract. (OCoLC)fst00815850
Mysticism and art. (OCoLC)fst01031663
Spirituality in art. (OCoLC)fst01130201
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author 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 9783777431574 (English trade edition)
3777431575 (English trade edition)
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