Hilma af Klint was born in Sweden in 1862. She would grow up to be an artist, and her life would be filled with magic and mystery. Hilma lived at a time when people were fascinated by what they couldn’t see. The invention of the telegraph and the telephone made it possible to communicate over long distances, and spiritualists believed it was possible to speak with the dead.
When Hilma began to hear the spirits, she found a new purpose for her paintings. For nearly one hundred years her paintings were forgotten, but when they were rediscovered, they changed the history of art.