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Karl Blossfeldt: New Objectivity


Karl Blossfeldt, VI, 1929 (2008.31.6)

In the 1920s artists developed the New Objectivity, a modernist German art movement that challenged Expressionism. Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932), a botanical photographer, sculptor, and teacher was one of the main photographers of this movement. 178 more words

Fans In A Flashbulb

December 9: Missing

December 9: Even the most conscientious of bloggers must have a day off, I think. It’s midnight and I haven’t posted. I feel a compulsion to write something for yesterday and all sorts of photographers coincide in some way with this date; Karl Blossfeldt being one. 304 more words

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Loewe opens a chapter in perfume industry, just like other prestigious houses with historic legacy. After the Spanish brands’ ready-to-wear and accessories rebirth sparked by Jonathan Anderson’s innovative direction, Loewe introduces… 178 more words

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Neue Sachlichkeit

“It’s important to see things the way they are.”
—Otto Dix

Almost by accident (my favorite mode of living these days …) I discovered the art of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897–1966). 284 more words

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Blossfeldt

Plant still lifes were also perhaps the first works of pure photo-typology in Karl Blossfeldt’s “Urformen der Kunst” (English ed: “Art Forms in Nature”, 1929). 39 more words

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Karl Blossfeldt's Gorgeously Creepy Floral Photography

Karl Blossfeldt was a photographer and artist who invented a camera/photographic technique that could magnify its subject to show its texture in impressive detail. His main subject was plants, and the new technique, combined with his knowledge of composition, resulted in some of the most fascinating, beautiful, and creepy photographs of plants ever. 225 more words

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