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2737951 The Swan, No.1 (1915) Guggenheim Museum Art Print

The Swan, No.1 (1915) Guggenheim Museum Art Print

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Size:

Image Size: 40cm x 53cm | Paper Size: 50cm x 63cm

Materials:

This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on luxurious 100% cotton rag textured art paper using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display.

- Gallery quality giclee art print
- 300gsm 100% cotton rag textured art paper
- Natural white with a matte finish
- Archival inks for vivid colour and sharp detail
- Please note that this art print comes unframed

Description:

“The pictures were painted directly through me, without preliminary drawings and with great power. I had no idea what the pictures would depict and still I worked quickly and surely without changing a single brush-stroke.” - Hilma af Klint

When Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906, they were like little that had been seen before: bold, colourful, and untethered from any recognisable references to the physical world. It was several years before Vasily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and others would take similar strides to free their own artwork of representational content. Yet af Klint rarely exhibited her groundbreaking paintings and, convinced the world was not ready for them, stipulated that they not be shown for twenty years following her death. Ultimately, her abstractions remained all but unseen until 1986.

The majestic swan symbolised the ‘grandeur of the spirit’ to Helena Blavatsky, founder of Theosophy, a spiritualist movement of great interest to Hilma af Klint; in alchemy, the swan represents the union of opposites necessary for the creation of the philosopher’s stone, a substance believed to turn base metals into gold.

In this series, af Klint blends such established symbolism with her own idiosyncratic interpretations. The first painting portrays two swans – one black (male, with yellow beak), the other white (female, with blue face and feet). This stark palette underscores the dualities of light and dark, male and female, life and death.

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Delivery:

This item will dispatch from Art Du Jour Studios' warehouse on 19th Aug 2022. Normal delivery times from New Zealand will then apply. Shipping options available at checkout include:

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Fast courier to Australia** 6–8 days $25.00
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New Zealand 2–7 days FREE
USA and Canada 14–21 days $65.00
UK and Ireland 14–21 days $65.00
Europe 14–21 days $65.00
Rest of the world 14–21 days $65.00

* Delivery times may vary for regional areas.

This item will dispatch from Art Du Jour Studios' warehouse on 19th Aug 2022. Normal delivery times from New Zealand will then apply. Shipping options available at checkout include:

Delivery to Australia Delivery from dispatch Price
FREE standard shipping 14–21 days FREE
Standard shipping (tracked) 14–21 days $15.00
Fast courier to Australia** 6–8 days $25.00
Other delivery zones Delivery from dispatch* Price
New Zealand 2–7 days FREE
USA and Canada 14–21 days $65.00
UK and Ireland 14–21 days $65.00
Europe 14–21 days $65.00
Rest of the world 14–21 days $65.00

* Delivery times may vary for regional areas.

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