Hilma Af Klint made the series of drawings Tree of knowledge after a culmination of botanical studies, utilizing plants as a meditative focus to express a spiritual and emotional bond with nature. Around this time, Mondriaan also painted flowers with a vibrant palette, creating the impression of a radiating aura extending beyond the physical limits of the plant.
Hilma Af Klint (1862-1944)
Tree of Knowledge, No. 1
The W Series, 1915
Hilma Af Klint – A pioneer of Abstraction, Moderna Museet