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)

Nigella Damascena Spinnenkopf – Karl Blossfeldt black and white fine art photography.

Karl Blossfeldt

Seed capsule of the annual, Abutilon, by German photographer & artist Karl Blossfeldt published in his "Urformen der Kunst" via Picturing Plants

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parabola-magazine: “ “Seeds are what is most essential to life, to our sustenance. For many centuries the planting of the seed in the earth symbolized the mystery of life and the journey of the soul–through a descent into the underworld, life was.

Karl Blossfeldt

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Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled III, 1929

Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled III, 1929 - Early century, magnified photos of plant life revealed surreal, even Art Noveau forms

Karl Blossfeldt, Pyrus alnifolia, Pear, branches w/ fruit

Karl Blossfeldt, Pyrus alnifolia, Pear, branches with fruit. Photogravure technique x

Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt Cajophora lateritia Loasaceae 1932 110 129 EXHIBITION: Karl Blossfeldt at The Whitechapel Gallery

Aristolochia Clematitis, Karl Blossfeldt

In this specious present of the real, life struggles to maintain every manifestation, every individuality, that exists Photographs by Karl Blossfeldt Title: Loren Eisley