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Aristolochia Clematitis – Karl Blossfeldt  (German, 1865–1932)

Art in Nature - heart shaped leaves intricate leaf vein patterns - organic texture inspiration; black white plant photography, lighting harder to capture detailed texture, one light source to the left.

photographic plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932)

Arid Functionalism Karl Blossfeldt, a German instructor of sculpture and a self-taught photographer, who used his photographs of plant studies to educate his students about design elements in nature.

Karl Blossfeldt

Volume and shape created by gradual transition of tones, high contrast brings out details. Seed capsule of the annual, Abutilon, by German photographer & artist Karl Blossfeldt published in his "Urformen der Kunst" via Picturing Plants

Karl Blossfeldt

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Artist: Karl Blossfeldt, Title: Blumernbachia hieronymi (Loasaceae), 1932 at deborah kuschner