• Svanen (The Swan) Pin

Svanen (The Swan) Pin

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Inspired by "Svanen (The Swan) No. 17, Group IX, Series SUW" by Hilma af Klint.

Hilma af Klint was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were the first Western abstract art known to the current art community. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky. She belonged to a group called "The Five", a circle of women inspired by Theosophy who shared a belief in the importance of trying to contact the so-called "High Masters"—often by way of séances. Her paintings, which sometimes resemble diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas.