Hilma af Klint Artwork Makes Its Metaverse Debut

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The breathtaking artworks of iconic Swedish artist Hilma af Klint will make their debut in the Metaverse through an upcoming NFT collection. This includes 193 artworks that will be sold on the GODA platform plus works in AR and VR by Acute Art. The artworks are from her Painting of the Temple (1906-1915) project from the “Hilma af Klint – catalogue raisonné.” Additionally, the NFTs will be for sale between November 14th and the 17th through a public auction.

Painting of the Temple by Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint, Untitled #1,1915, oil on gold on canvas, private collection Credit: Art Review

Hilma af Klint in the Metaverse

Not only will af Klint debut her works in the NFT space but also in the metaverse. Acute Art has created a VR experience called The Temple, where visitors can enter her spiritual world. She dreamt of having her most important works displayed in a spiral-shaped building, but the idea never came to fruition. Thanks to VR and AR technology her vision will now come to life. This immersive 360º VR experience will take visitors on a cosmic journey from the milky way, through enigmatic spirals in nature and into the artist’s most important paintings,” said Acute Art.

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Hilma af Klint, The Temple
A preview of The Temple, produced by Acute Art Credit: Acute Art

A brief history of af Klint

Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) pushed the boundaries in the world of abstract art. She has produced some of the first abstract paintings in Western art history. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Hilma studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in 1889. After her studies, she established herself as an artist in Stockholm. Furthermore, af Klint was originally a Christian but began exploring spiritualism. As a result, she became interested in Rudolf Steiner’s Rosicrucian theosophy and anthroposophy. Evidently, these spiritual beliefs influenced her artworks and led her to become an internationally recognized artist.

Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint in her studio at Hamngatan, Stockholm, circa 1895. Credit: The Guardian

 

 


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