Karl Blossfeldt’s “Art Forms in Nature”

Photograph: Karl Blossfeldt

After photographing flowers, buds and seed capsules for thirty-five years, Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) published his masterpiece Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature) in 1928. See a portfolio of the work here.

The German sculpture used his photographs of plants to teach students about design elements in nature. He once said, “The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism; it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.”

More of his work here. Plus check out the Peabody Museum’s Manual of Leaf Architecture.

Posted by Chris


2 responses to “Karl Blossfeldt’s “Art Forms in Nature”

  1. This really helped becasuse I am doing a project at school on him and I found this really interesting.

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