The Seven-Pointed Star

The Seven-Pointed Star is the title of a series of drawings by Swedish artist Hilma af Klimt from the US Series (1908). This drawing might be a reference to the Seven Pointed Star, a constellation of stars used in antiquity for navigation. This constelation of stars is also know as Seven Sisters or Pleiades, the daughters of Atlas and Pleione in Greek Mythology. The septagon or seven-pointed star is also used in occult symbolism and in antiquity had different meanings to cultures all around the world.

Hilma af Klint (1862-1944)
The Seven-Pointed Star
No.9 + No.14, Group VII, The US Series, 1908
Tempura, gouache and graphit on paper
mounted on canvas
75.5 x 62 cm, 73 X 65.5 cm

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