Genevieve Guadalupe – Artist style #1

Star shapes in nature in the style of Hilma af Klint.

Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings are among the first abstract work known in western history. Her later period abstract art delved into symbolism with a combination of geometry, figuration, scientific research and religious practices. Her studies of organic growth, including shells and flowers, helped her portray life through a spiritual lens.

For this series I decided to study the different shapes found in nature. My first quilt in the style of Hilma af Klint is all about stars, star-shaped creatures that live underwater, star-shaped plants and flowers, stars found in seeds, fruits and crystals.

Materials and technique: cotton fabric, cotton batting, poly cotton thread, embroidery floss, printing ink. Monotype print on fabric, machine quilted, hand embroidery.

  1. A great approach to your to your ‘in the style of’ quilts. I love the restful colour palette and the differing star forms.

  2. Fabulous interpretation, and I think Caro has said it all. Bravo

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    Such a peaceful atmosphere in this quilt ! and an interesting way to start your series.

  4. I did not know Hilma af Klint and her abstract and symbolic vision. Your representation of the various shapes of the stars with the soft and delicate colours give a sense of peace and inner vision. Great start for your series.

  5. Thank you so much for introducing us to the work of the first abstract pioneer. I had never heard of her, but after looking at a youtube video of the Art History School I was in awe. You really captured her style and I am very much looking forward to the rest of your series. Love the soft colours and shapes. Bravo.

  6. Great choice of artist whose mostly very large works I have seen in different musea. They never fail to make a huge impression. The style in your quilt is very recognizable, chapeau! The execution in soft colours beautiful.

  7. I didn’t know of this artist until I read your introduction. I must research more as i love the idea of working with Nature’s shapes and patterns. Your quilt is certainly in her style and has beautiful designs in calm and peaceful colours.

  8. I do not know the artist and am happy to get to know her through your work. Your choice is also very interesting and arouses my curiosity . waiting to see your next work.

  9. I haven’t heard of this artist, but your colours and shapes do reflect the kind of abstract designs which you describe as her main features. This has a very peaceful feel and I look forward to the next in the series

  10. All I can say is to agree with others that your quilt radiates serenity and peace. I wonder if quilting in straight lines has something to do with that?

  11. I enjoy the peaceful feeling your quilt evokes. The colors and shapes are fun to examine.

  12. Hilma af Klint is an interesting artist to work with. The colors and shapes you used are really in her style.

  13. What an intriguing and trail blazing artist you’ve chosen. Your style and hers blend perfectly together. The colors and shapes are spot on. Great interpretation!

  14. Artist new to me so I’m really intrigued by what do you have in store for us. Very interesting!

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