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Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen

Foreword by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Daniel Birnbaum, Jennifer Higgie, Julia Voss.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen</I>.

Working before Kandinsky and Malevich, Hilma af Klint was arguably the first abstract painter

Hilma af Klint graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 1887, established a studio in the city, and began creating and exhibiting traditional landscapes, botanical drawings and portraits. Privately, however, af Klint was already beginning to discard what she had learned at the Academy in favor of painting the invisible worlds hidden within nature, the spiritual realm and the occult.

As early as 1906, af Klint was working with abstract imagery--giving her a lead of several years in the modernist race to be the first to discover abstraction. She joined a group of four other female artists, “The Five,” which held séances and experimented with automatic writing and drawing--decades before the Surrealists would do something similar.

In 1905, af Klint received a “commission” from the mysterious entity Amaliel to create her most important body of work: The Paintings for the Temple. Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen focuses on this important series, consisting of 193 predominately abstract paintings in various series and subgroups. Claiming to act as merely a medium for spiritual forces guiding her hand, af Klint painted a path towards a harmony between the spiritual and material worlds; good and evil; man and woman; religion and science.

Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Though her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich.


Featured image is reproduced from Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Bookforum

Albert Mobilio

Her abstraction is infused with an airy (and very contemporary) playfulness.

Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

HILMA AF KLINT MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Hilma af Klint: Occult Painter and Abstract Pioneer

HILMA AF KLINT: OCCULT PAINTER AND ABSTRACT PIONEER

Text by Åke Fant. Translation by Ruth Urbom.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069473
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 5/4/2021
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Hilma af Klint: Artist, Researcher, Medium

HILMA AF KLINT: ARTIST, RESEARCHER, MEDIUM

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775747400
USD $55.00
| CAN $77

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Hilma af Klint: The Paintings for the Temple 1906–1915

HILMA AF KLINT: THE PAINTINGS FOR THE TEMPLE 1906–1915

Foreword by Kurt Almqvist, Daniel Birnbaum.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069114
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 2/2/2021
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Hilma af Klint: Seeing Is Believing

HILMA AF KLINT: SEEING IS BELIEVING

Edited with foreword by Kurt Almqvist, Louise Belfrage. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Briony Fer, David Lomas, Branden W. Joseph, Daniel Birnbaum.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069183
USD $35.00
| CAN $49

Pub Date: 11/24/2020
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Hilma af Klint: The Art of Seeing the Invisible

HILMA AF KLINT: THE ART OF SEEING THE INVISIBLE

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069176
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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Hilma af Klint: The Blue Books

HILMA AF KLINT: THE BLUE BOOKS

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069244
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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Hilma af Klint: Spiritualistic Drawings 1896–1905

HILMA AF KLINT: SPIRITUALISTIC DRAWINGS 1896–1905

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069237
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 3/9/2021
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Hilma af Klint: Parsifal and the Atom 1916–1917

HILMA AF KLINT: PARSIFAL AND THE ATOM 1916–1917

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069251
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 8/3/2021
Forthcoming


Hilma af Klint: Geometrical Studies and Other Works 1917–1920

HILMA AF KLINT: GEOMETRICAL STUDIES AND OTHER WORKS 1917–1920

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069268
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 11/23/2021
Forthcoming


Hilma af Klint: Late Watercolours 1922–1941

HILMA AF KLINT: LATE WATERCOLOURS 1922–1941

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069275
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 8/10/2021
Forthcoming


Hilma af Klint: Landscapes, Portraits and Miscellaneous Works 1886–1940

HILMA AF KLINT: LANDSCAPES, PORTRAITS AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS 1886–1940

Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist.

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069282
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 6/28/2022
Forthcoming


Hilma af Klint: The Complete Catalogue Raisonné

HILMA AF KLINT: THE COMPLETE CATALOGUE RAISONNé

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789198523669
USD $350.00
| CAN $490

Pub Date: 6/28/2022
Forthcoming


Hilma af Klint Blue Notebook

HILMA AF KLINT BLUE NOTEBOOK

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069213
USD $24.95
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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Hilma af Klint Orange Notebook

HILMA AF KLINT ORANGE NOTEBOOK

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789189069220
USD $24.95
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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Hilma af Klint: Visionary

HILMA AF KLINT: VISIONARY

BOKFöRLAGET STOLPE

ISBN: 9789163972034
USD $35.00
| CAN $49

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
Active | Out of stock


Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

HILMA AF KLINT: PAINTINGS FOR THE FUTURE

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075430
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 55

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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