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Blossfeldt, Karl (1865 - 1932)

Karl Blossfeldt earned recognition thanks to the close-up flora photographs he took in the late 1900s. Surely influenced by his training, in his youth, in a foundry where he produced organic ornements, the German photographer documented nature in details against neutral backgrounds and thus led to blend sculptural and surreal forms to reveal tactile and mysterious qualities. With the help of homemade cameras, the botanist-like Karl Blossfeldt rapidly found a place at the junction of the Jugendstil and Modernism, inspiring the Surrealists, before his documentary almost-abstract manner influenced a new generation of photographers such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, in the 1970s.
 

Tags / Karl Blossfeldt - 1910s - Still Life - German Photographer - Nature - Details - Abstract
Karl Blossfeldt, Astrantia Major, c. 1915
Karl Blossfeldt, Astrantia Major, c. 1915
Karl Blossfeldt, Chrysanthemum carinatum, 1921
Karl Blossfeldt, Chrysanthemum carinatum, 1921
Karl Blossfeldt, Delphinium, 1928
Karl Blossfeldt, Delphinium, 1928
Karl Blossfeldt, Dryopteris filix, 1928
Karl Blossfeldt, Dryopteris filix, 1928
Karl Blossfeldt, Equisetum hyemale, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Equisetum hyemale, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, The Magic Garden of Nature,  Berlin, 1932
Karl Blossfeldt, The Magic Garden of Nature, Berlin, 1932
Karl Blossfeldt, The Magic Garden of Nature,  Berlin, 1932
Karl Blossfeldt, The Magic Garden of Nature, Berlin, 1932
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled I, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled I, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled II, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled II, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled III, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled III, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled IX, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled IX, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled V, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled V, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled VI, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled VI, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled VII, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled VII, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled X, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled X, 1929
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled, 1932
Karl Blossfeldt, Untitled, 1932
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