Out of the Chrysalis: A Portrait of Maria Sibylla Merian

is Flare's newest Women of Power project in development.

The planned 52-minute documentary will tell the fascinating story of the 17th century artist and naturalist who, in her fifties, made the arduous journey across the Atlantic into the interior of Surinam to study its animals, insects and plants.

From her childhood in Germany until the end of her life in Holland, her careful observations from nature and her detailed paintings overturned centuries of assumptions about the life cycles of insects, spiders, butterflies and moths, laying a foundation for the system of classification of species used today.

For more information and to support the project, contact jf@flarefilms.org


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