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Hedvig Martin

Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose

The book Anna Cassel: The Saga of the Rose sheds new light on Cassel and her influence on early abstract art. Nearly a century after Anna Cassel’s death, we now have access for the first time to the large number of occult and spiritual paintings she produced.

Cassel is introduced to a wider audience in two essays, and it is clear that the collaboration between her and Hilma af Klint was much deeper than we were previous aware of.

– Anna Cassel was an important artist in her own right and played a significant role in the development of early abstract art, which this book demonstrates. Her collaboration with Hilma af Klint is only one aspect of her fascinating artistry, which needs further research, says Daniel Birnbaum.

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Daniel Birnbaum is the Artistic director of Acute Art, London.

Hedvig Martin has an MA in History and is a PhD student of Western Esotericism at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosphy and Related Currents (HHP) at Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Kurt Almqvist is CEO at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

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