Karl Blossfeldt – Art Forms in Nature
Karl Blossfeldt – Art Forms in Nature is a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition consisting of 40 celebrated photogravures of nature from the 1930s.
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a German photographer celebrated by the Surrealists and early modernists for his pioneering close-up images of plants and flora. He trained as a sculptor he was also an amateur botanist, fascinated by the underlying structures of nature.
He created his extraordinary catalogue of studies of natural forms as a teaching tool for the benefit of artists, artisans and architects.
This exhibition comprises works taken from an original German portfolio, ‘Wundergarten der Natur’ 1932, edited by Blossfeldt and published in the year of his death. It follows the 2014 exhibition of the artist’s work at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
All images part of
Wundergarten der Natur’,1932
© Estate of Karl Blossfeldt
Courtesy Hayward Gallery Touring
Access to Karl Blossfeldt – Art Forms in Nature is free for those with an Ushaw Annual Pass and included with Daily Admission.
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