ARTISTBlossfeldt Karl

Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) initially began an apprenticeship as a sculptor and modeller, where he already used leaves as models for ornaments. Although he completed basic studies in drawing, his passion was photography. A stay in Rome for several years for a project with Moritz Meurer to produce teaching materials for ornamental design marked the beginning of Blossfeld’s systematic photographic work on plants. His first book, “Urformen der Kunst”, was published in 1928 and made Karl Blossfeldt famous almost overnight for his strictly formal plant photographs.

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