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

Abstract Spaces of Light

In the 1960s, a group of artists in the Los Angeles area began a loose affiliation called the Light and Space movement.  Some of the influences on these artists came from geometric abstract art, minimalism, and op art. They chose … Continue reading

Abstracting From Expressionism

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has staged an exhibition about the development of Expressionism in art (June 8 through September 14, 2014). Starting with the Post-Impressionist era, the exhibit tracks the changes in artists’ outlooks and the works … Continue reading

Abstract to Abstract

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presently has an exhibition titled “Four Abstract Classicists.” The show consists of works from LACMA’s own collection, focusing on works by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin. These artists worked … Continue reading

Calder and Abstraction

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just opened an exhibit of some works by the American sculptor Alexander Calder. Calder was famous for his mobiles, kinetic sculpture that makes the viewer experience space in a new way. The … Continue reading