Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint: Watch a Documentary on the Swedish Abstract Painter Free Online

From Kino Lor­ber Films comes a doc­u­men­tary on the Swedish abstract painter, Hilma af Klint:

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term exist­ed, a vision­ary, trail­blaz­ing fig­ure who, inspired by spir­i­tu­al­ism, mod­ern sci­ence, and the rich­es of the nat­ur­al world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, col­or­ful, sen­su­al, strange works with­out prece­dent in paint­ing. The sub­ject of a recent smash ret­ro­spec­tive at the Guggen­heim Muse­um, af Klint was for years an all-but-for­got­ten fig­ure in art his­tor­i­cal dis­course, before her long-delayed redis­cov­ery. Direc­tor Hali­na Dryschka’s daz­zling, course cor­rect­ing doc­u­men­tary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mis­char­ac­ter­i­za­tion and era­sure by both a patri­ar­chal nar­ra­tive of artis­tic progress and cap­i­tal­is­tic deter­mi­na­tion of artis­tic val­ue.

You can find Beyond the Vis­i­ble: Hilma Af Klint list­ed in our col­lec­tion of Free Doc­u­men­taries, a sub­set of our larg­er col­lec­tion 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

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