The Art Collection of Dr. Prinzhorn
This film is about one of the world’s largest artwork collections made by schizophrenic patients. Dr. Hans Prinzhorn’s collection revolutionized the bigoted psychiatry viewpoint as well as the art world of the 1920´s. Artists such as Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin and Max Ernst were highly inspired by the so-called “insane art”. These modern artists used some of Prinzhorn’s collection in the “Degenerate Art exhibition” run by the Nazis. The film follows the history of the Prinzhorn collection and illustrates the schizophrenic patients inner conflicts expressed through their artwork.
“Between Insanity and Beauty – The Art Collection of Dr. Prinzhorn” has won the most important German TV-Award ADOLF GRIMME AWARD in the category Art and Culture and is winner of the GRIMME AUDIENCE AWARD.