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  • In September 1907,

  • Swedish artist Hilma af Klint made note of a vision

  • foretelling of ten paradisiacally large paintings

  • that would tell the story of the stages of human life:

  • childhood,

  • youth,

  • adulthood

  • and old age.

  • These paintings measure almost three-and-a-half-metres high.

  • This was a scale that was almost unprecedented

  • in European art of the time.

  • 'The ten largest' are perhaps the most wondrous

  • of all the paintings that Hilma af Klint produced.

  • They were the fourth series that she made

  • as part of an overarching body of work

  • called 'The paintings for the temple',

  • which she'd begun a year earlier in 1906

  • and would be her focus up until 1915.

In September 1907,

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Hilma af Klint: The ten largest

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    Knight posted on 2021/10/01
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