A forthcoming NFT collection will feature the stunning works of renowned Swedish artist Hilma af Klint for the first time in the Metaverse. Along with Acute Art’s AR and VR creations, this also contains 193 works of art that will be sold on the GODA platform. The pieces come from Hilma af Klint’s “Hilma af Klint – catalog raisonné” and are from her Painting of the Temple (1906–1915) project. In addition, a public auction will be held for the NFTs between November 14 and November 17.
The Metaverse’s Hilma af Klint
Af Klint will present her works both in the metaverse and the NFT area. Visitors to The Temple, a VR experience made by Acute Art, can enter her spiritual realm. She envisioned putting the most significant of her paintings on display in a spiral-shaped structure, but the goal was never realized. She will now be able to realize her idea thanks to VR and AR technology. According to Acute Art, this fully immersive 360o VR experience “will transport guests on a cosmic trip from the Milky Way, through intriguing spirals in nature, and into the artist’s most significant works.”
Af Klint’s History in a Nutshell
Abstract artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) pushed the envelope. Some of the earliest abstract paintings in Western art history were created by her. In 1889, Hilma, a Stockholm, Sweden native, enrolled in the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. She established herself as an artist in Stockholm after finishing her studies. Af Klint was a Christian at first but afterwards became interested in spiritualism. She consequently developed an interest in Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and Rosicrucian theosophy. These spiritual convictions undoubtedly inspired her painting and helped her establish herself as a well-known artist around the world.