Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman on the set of “Spellbound” (1945)

I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long.

Meryl Streep

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Fritillaries in a Copper Vase (1887), oil on canvas, 60.5 x 73.5 cm. Collection of Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. Via WikiArt.

Ibrahim el-Salahi - The Last Sound (1964)

Paintings by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)

Five years before Wassily Kandinsky (he of the book Concerning the Spiritual In Art, 1910), before Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, before the images of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner—who dismissed her ideas as wrong—was this revolutionary artist and abstractionist, Hilma af Klint, possibly the first purely abstract painter to produced non-objective works in the early 1900s.

Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy and, later, anthroposophy. Her oeuvre builds on the awareness of a spiritual dimension of consciousness, an aspect that was being marginalised in an increasingly materialistic world. When she painted, she believed that a higher consciousness was speaking through her. In her astonishing works she combines geometric shapes and symbols with ornamentation. Her multifaceted imagery strives to give insights into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another.

Paintings by Venezuelan artist Armando Barrios (1920-1999). Via Mid-Centuria.

Gustav Klimt. The Park. 1910 or earlier.

Aleksandar Srnec (Croatian,1924-2010), Composition, 1952

Zeng Chuanxing, Paper Bride – Spring, 2008, oil on canvas