Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), a German artist and professor, captured these ’art forms in nature’ and used them to instruct his students. Absolutely stunning. More of Blossfeldt’s portfolio to see at...
Biography: Fine Art / Botanical photographer Karl Blossfeldt
Karl Blossfeldt (1865 - 1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. In 1881 Blossfeldt began his studies as
Karl Blossfeldt - Tellima Grandiflora Flower - Apr 17, 2014 | Vintage Gravures in FL
1936 Sheet-fed Gravure printed by Ernst Wasmuth GMBH (German printers) - Image size approx. 7"x10". Item was passed
Karl Blossfeldt | Object:Photo | MoMA
Karl Blossfeldt is best known for his precise photographs of plants; however, he began his career as a sculptor, completing apprenticeships at the ironworks and foundry in Mägdesprung and the Kunstgewerbeschule (Institute of the royal arts museum) in Berlin from 1884 to 1890. From 1890 to 1996 he travelled through Italy, Greece, and North Africa, working for Moritz Meurer, who theorized that natural forms were reproduced in art. From 1898 to 1930 Blossfeldt taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule…
BLOSSFELDT (KARL) Art Forms in Nature, Second Series, 1932--MOODY (JAMES DUNCAN) Some Notes on Marbled Patterns as used by Bookbinders, 1953; and another (3)
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Specialised in macrophotography, everyday garden flowers are presented in such a way that their rhythmic forms are emphasised to the extreme and the plants take on new and exotic characteristics. It was his firm belief that only through the close study of the intrinsic beauty present in natural forms, that...