Hilma af Klint: Seeing is believing


A handsomely redesigned edition of essays examining Hilma af Klint’s final abstractions


ISBN: 9789189069183 Category:


The result of a series of lectures delivered during the 2016 Serpentine Galleries exhibition Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen, this volume gathers essays examining the last abstract series made by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). The paintings were all created in the first half of the year 1920 and are the last paintings af Klint made before turning to watercolour.

Reproductions of these images are complemented by essays from Briony Fer, David Lomas, Branden W. Joseph, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum, which shed new light on af Klint and her importance for artists today, also addressing the need for a broader conception of art history that her work proposes.

Beautifully designed this book is a key contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on this immensely popular painter.

Additional information

Weight 1098 g
Dimensions 23.4 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 2 September 2020
Number of pages 190
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Kurt Almqvist and Louise Belfrage
Dimensions 23.4 x 29.5 cm
Weight 1098 g


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Daniel Birnbaum, art critic and artistic director of Acute Art in London and former director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art at University College, London. Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. David Lomas, Professor of Art History at the University of Manchester. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London.