“Beyond the Visible,” a documentary illuminating the life and work of Hilma af Klint, is free to stream



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September 21, 2022

Grace Ebert



Released in 2020, an acclaimed documentary serves as a corrective to the art historical record. Beyond the Visible highlights the life and work of pioneering Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an obscure figure in her lifetime whose colorful abstract works predate those of famous male artists like Vasily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian . Directed by Halina Dyrschka, the feature-length documentary centers on af Klint’s groundbreaking practice and the spiritual, scientific and natural phenomena that inspired his work.

Beyond the Visible is currently available to stream for free on Kino Lorber’s YouTube, which is a wealth of art history and culture. To learn more about af Klint’s legacy and see his extensive body of work, take The Complete Catalog Raisonné: Volumes I-VII. (via Open Culture)

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