‘Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint’ Review: What Did She See, and When?

By A.O. Scott
Halina Dyrschka’s documentary “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint” explores the artist’s life and work, which includes paintings like “Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece” (1915).Zeitgeist Films
The career-spanning exhibition of the work of Hilma af Klint that toured the world a few years ago — including a sojourn at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan — upended the conventional narrative of modern art history. “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint,” a documentary by Halina Dyrschka, provides a thoughtful survey of its subject. It’s enriched by the dazzling charisma of her art and limited by the scarcity of biographical material.She was drawn to the Theosophy of Helena Blavatsky and to the teachings of the Austrian spiritualist Rudolf Steiner, with whom she corresponded. [More]