The surrealist movement praised his work, and he is generally associated with the New Objectivity art movement in Germany. His work was so influential that it inspired Bernd and Hilla Becher to develop the concept and vision for the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Karl Blossfeldt's monochrome photographs present semiabstracted studies of diverse flora, bridging the 19th- and 20th-century worlds of image-making and bringing a distinctly sculptural aspect to a two-dimensional medium.This volume collects all known published images, each one still beautifully idiosyncratic, capturing the innate visual poetry and formal elegance of plants. Blossfeldt also taught the students in Art about drawing plants.
He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. He was inspired, as was his father, by nature and the ways in which plants grow. Karl Blossfeldt (1865 - 1932) foi um fotógrafo, escultor e professor alemão na virada do século XX.Suas fotos, em macro, da natureza tiveram grande influência sobre os ornamentos orgânicos do design e das artes..