字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Meet Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract art. af Klint began working as an artist in Sweden around the turn of the 20th century. She belonged to the first generation of women to train at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and became a successful portraitist and landscape painter. She was interested in science, maths, nature and, like many artists and thinkers at the time, spiritualism. af Klint met regularly with four women for prayer, seances and meditation. They called themselves "The Five." It was during these meetings that af Klint believed she was called upon by spirits who guided and inspired her to create new images. The results were unlike anything seen in art at the time. Otherworldly shapes, cryptic symbols and words filled giant canvases in radiant colour combinations. Even Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich, the artists historically credited with making the first European abstract images, were yet to make this creative leap. But af Klint's attempts to find a receptive audience were unsuccessful. She believed her paintings contained messages for all humanity, but that only a future audience would understand them. She left instructions for them to be hidden from public view until at least 20 years after her death. af Klint left behind over 125 notebooks and more than a thousand artworks, an extraordinary artistic legacy. Their re-discovery gives us, now, the chance to unravel the enigma of Hilma af Klint. and to consider how her life's work changes the story of modern art.