Not a very recognizable name in art.
But her paintings were truly inspired.
Born in France in 1864, she was a humble cleaning woman
who was driven to paint by the voices of angels.
I first heard of this movie through Lucinda's blog and after 2 years of waiting for it to
come to my local library, I've finally had the chance to watch it.
This film tells the story of Seraphine's discovery by a German art collecter
who brought her name to fame for a brief time.
Her paintings depicted the flora of her countryside and came
alive with the lines of featherlike strokes, almost
looking like birds and insects...
Beautifully filmed in the colours and architecture of the time, it's a moving film
of a woman's passion for two things: God and painting.
Well worth the wait if you can find it.