Immediate Abstraction: Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field

Diana Hobson's The Lioness

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) became one of the major artists of the abstract expressionist movement. Her pathway toward her abstract art began with an early Cubist style of work. As the works of other abstract artists┬ábecame more widely known, they also … Continue reading

Hilma af Klint: Manifesting Abstract Spirituality

"Dark Wind" by Diana Hobson

In 1986, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art gave the first major exhibition of the abstract art of Hilma af Klint. Af Klint, a Swedish artist, had been born in 1862 and died in 1944, and none of her … Continue reading