||[Apr. 24th, 2016|04:20 pm]
Abstract art was invented by theosophists.|
Af Klint, Kandinsky, Mondriaan- all three of them theosophists.
Art history tends to treat the theosophy as a quirky hobby these people had, but that's not how it was for them.
Af Klint- who has a claim to be the very first abstract painter- worked in something like a trance- not knowing what she was doing- but accepting what she was given- "never changing a brushstroke". These were channeled paintings.
I'm interested in all this because I've just started painting abstracts myself. I didn't mean to. It just happened...
The way I see it is there are two ways to go if you want to paint metaphysically- one is towards pre-Raphaelitism, the other is towards abstraction...