This limited-edition print is the ninth(!) af Klint to join our collection, and like the first it comes from a group of large scale, wall-dominating (nearly 10 foot by 9 foot) paintings called The Ten Largest—a subset of the artist’s series The Paintings for the Temple. Citing a spiritual force as the impetus behind the project and using her unique stylistic and symbolic vocabulary, af Klint set out to represent the various phases of the human life cycle in The Ten Largest, from early childhood through adulthood and old age. No. 4 directly follows No. 3 as the artist’s interpretation of the transitional period of youth.
We’re excited to add No. 4 to the mix because it fleshes out more of the astonishingly considered, idiosyncratic ways af Klint communicated via the conduit of her paintbrush. Its bright orange background seems to swell like a full vein, churning with colorful shapes and the spirals and swirls af Klint often used to signify growth, or evolution of a metaphysical flavor. No. 4 is very much in flux and serves as an energetic counterpoint to paintings of adulthood No. 6 and No. 7, which incorporate some more established-feeling, diagrammatic elements and letterforms.
Each of af Klint’s works at its core is meditative. Without any knowledge of the beliefs and motifs behind each piece, you’re drawn into the paintings by meandering lines and strategic color composition. Whether by instinctual thought patterns or connecting to something divine through art, af Klint’s work offers a momentary abstract escape.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Innova Soft White Cotton IFA 15
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 200
16"x16" | edition of 50
20"x20" | edition of 25
30"x30" | edition of 5