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Bokförlaget Stolpe

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Clth, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 220 pgs / 240 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 50   

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Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose

Text by Kurt Almqvist, Daniel Birnbaum, Hedvig Martin.

Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose

A revelatory introduction to the spiritualist abstractions of the Swedish painter and lifelong friend of Hilma af Klint

Until now, the Swedish painter Anna Cassel (1860–1937) had mostly been famed for her paintings of landscapes and urban environments, with motifs from the Swedish rural counties Jämtland and Västmanland, and from Stockholm. She is less known for her deep involvement with spiritualist groups, the circle of Hilma af Klint and the occult art group known as The Five. Only now, nearly a century after her death, is Cassel's significant, mesmerizing and original contribution to abstract and spiritual art garnering attention, not least thanks to her lifelong friendship and collaboration with Af Klint. The two women met while studying at Slöjdskolan in Stockholm and later were part of the group The Five in 1896, along with Sigrid Hedman, Mathilda Nilsson and Cornelia Cederberg. The Five began as a regular spiritualist group but soon experimented with seances, developing the automatism technique used decades later by the Surrealists. Cassel, hailing from a wealthy family, also financially supported Af Klint throughout much of her career.
In this beautifully produced volume, the life and work of Anna Cassels is presented for the first time to a wider audience, revealing her as a creator of gorgeous, radiant abstractions and spiritual diagrams. Cassel is introduced to a wider audience in two essays that make clear that the collaboration between her and Af Klint was much deeper than previously known. This is also the first time that Cassel’s spiritual work The Saga of the Rose has been published.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Artforum

Susan L. Aberth

An astonishing revelation ... Restores Anna Cassel to her rightful place as a cocreator of The Paintings for the Temple.

Bookforum

Johanna Fateman

Sacred illustrations are reproduced in this solemnly beautiful clothbound book, its hushed design aligning with Cassel’s glyphic and celestial compositions.

The New York Times: Arts

Zachary Small

Historians once believed that only af Klint answered the call. But several scholars now say that Anna Cassel, another artist from the Five, was responsible for 14 paintings from a 1906-7 series called “Primordial Chaos” that were displayed at af Klint’s show at the Guggenheim, as well as one painting from the 1907 “Eros” series.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/6/2023

Spiritualist and art historical revelations in ‘Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose’

Spiritualist and art historical revelations in ‘Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose’

Featured spreads are from Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose, the first major presentation of the Swedish painter and spiritualist who produced artwork, together with Hilma af Klint, as a member of The Five—perhaps even collaborating on works currently attributed to af Klint. “The Guru has a message for you, A[nna],” af Klint wrote in 1914. “Your path is nearly ready for you. Your power will soon grow, and you will become a sturdy pillar like few others. You have been called as one and I as the other to erect the entry arch.” continue to blog


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