Jacoba van Heemskerck and Hilma af Klint. Their paths to modernity from the spirit of Theosophy
Wed, 23 06 21
Conversation with Julia Voss and Henrike Mund
At the beginning of the 20th century theosophy and anthroposophy had an influence on the visual arts. They play a role both in the work of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862 -1944) as well as the Dutch artist Jacoba van Heemskerck. In the search for the spiritual the teachings and writings of Rudolf Steiner’s were an important starting point for both of them.
Julia Voss, historian of science, art critic, expert on the work of Hilma af Klint and author of the biography “Hilma af Klint – Humanity”, published in 2020, and Henrike Mund, curator of the exhibition “Jacoba van Heemskerck. Uncompromisingly Modern” talk about similarities and differences in life and work and in the confrontation with theosophy and anthroposophy in these two artists.
Talk in German.