— Karl Blossfeldt

These wonderful photographs are still on exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, until 14 June.

Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) is recognised for his extensive and unique collection of photographic plant  portraits that reveal the tactile qualities, intricate forms and uncanny aspects of flora. His fusion of scientific observation, sculptural form and surreal composition pioneered an artistic style that forged new approaches to modern art and photography.

 

The exhibition is a major presentation of Blossfeldt’s work and consists of over 80 silver gelatin prints made and used during his tutorship. In addition, five rarely-seen large-scale prints will also be shown.

 

To view Alice’s earlier post of his images, click here

 

Via: Whitechapel Gallery

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