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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, colourful, 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. Her work inspired some most celebrated contemporary artists like Joseph Albers, Paul Klee, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Mondrian, Kandinsky…
“bristles with the excitement of discovery” – The New York Times “one of the best films I’ve seen about fine art … staggering depth”– Rogerebert.com
1hr 36 | AD | Charles is struggling with writer’s block. His desperate search for inspiration leads him to a séance which inadvertently summons his deceased wife, creating difficulties in his second marriage.