The Beauty of All Things
Painter Hyman Bloom is one of the forefathers of abstract art in America, yet unknown to many. His career flourished in the 40’s and 50’s but then slowly moved into obscurity because of his disdain for the spotlight, and his exploration into figurative art which was being shunned by mainstream art in favor of complete abstract work. The film highlights a body of work that is a vibrant manifestation of Bloom’s imagination and his dedication to envision what others didn't dare. He painted rabbis and Christmas trees, cadavers and autopsies, séances and the astral plane, the woods of Maine and the shimmer of opalescent pottery.