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Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonne Volume 2: The Paintings for the Temple is the second installment in an epic and authoritative seven-volume Hilma af Klint catalogue raisonné. This volume features the pioneering abstractionist’s beloved The Paintings for the Temple series.

Between 1906 and 1915, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created 193 paintings that she would title The Paintings for the Temple. Colourful, mostly abstract, with biomorphic imagery, these works expressed af Klint’s mediumistic vision of spiritual reality, which she hoped would ultimately be installed in a round temple for true spiritual comprehension and enlightenment. Since the internationally acclaimed Guggenheim exhibition of 2018-19, these works have come to number among her most popular, defining and beloved.

  • Edited by Kurt Almqvist and Daniel Birnbaum
  • Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd
  • Published 24 March 2021
  • 184 pages
  • Hardback


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