Karl Blossfeldt: Art Forms in Nature

23 Jun – 10 Sep 2017

An Arts Council Collection Exhibition from Southbank Centre

Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) is regarded as one of the defining photographers of the twentieth century and this exhibition presented an opportunity to witness an exemplary set of Blossfeldt’s signature close-up images of plants and flora.
This Hayward Touring exhibition presented an original portfolio of 40 photogravures from 1932, edited by the artist and published in the year of his death.

What you said:

“Will make me look at plants anew. The mathematical precision is incredible. Thanks for opening my eyes with this exhibition.”
“A wonderful exhibition and an unexpected treat as I had just wandered in, one of my favourite photographers.”
“Patterns, shapes, tones, shadows. This is abstract art.”
“Wonderful photos. B&W images show the material in a very different way, highlighting the patterns and shapes especially. Inspiring.”

Karl Blossfeldt image 1

Karl Blossfeldt image 2

Karl Blossfeldt image 3