In a shocking departure from the the aggrandizing abstract expressionists of the 20th century, Hilma af Klint mandated that no one see her work until twenty years after her death, sensing that the world was not ready to understand the deep spiritual nature of her work. Because of this her work was virtually unseen until 1987. Born in Stockholm in 1862 and graduating from the Royal Academy of Fines Arts in 1887, af Klint began as a figurative painter, quickly moving into abstract art. The large scale colorful abstractions aside from expanding our notions of abstraction and spirituality in art, are a perfect antidote to a world gone mad. On view at The Guggenheim in NYC through April 23, 2019. Read more about the artist and the exhibition here.