Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné Volume IV: Parsifal and the Atom (1916-1917)


Hilma af Klint’s Catalogue Raisonné, the fourth of seven volumes, about one of Sweden’s most fascinating collections of artistic output.


ISBN: 9789189069251 Category:

Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist


Hilma af Klint is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich. Now, for the first time, af Klint’s works, some 1,600 in all, have been collected in a Catalogue Raisonné. Af Klint’s work should be seen and appreciated in the series of paintings often depicting specific themes and this ground-breaking publication, divided into seven volumes, allows for this. Volume IV, within the series Parsifal she explored her inward self through the journey of a boy and a girl and their various levels of consciousness. In her Atom series, af Klint explored the inner parts of our existence through what scientists then considered the smallest particles in the world.

Produced with the permission of the Hilma af Klint Foundation and featuring introductions by Daniel Birnbaum and Kurt Almqvist, a separate slip cased edition containing all seven volumes will be available in autumn 2021.

Additional information

Weight 1656 g
Dimensions 24.9 x 31.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 October 2021
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.9 x 31.8 cm
Weight 1656 g


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Kurt Almqvist is the President of Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit. Daniel Birnbaum is a Swedish art critic, the artistic director of Acute Art in London and former director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm