Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


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...
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