Ο τεράστιος φωτογράφος Karl Blossfeldt, που λίγοι αγαπούν και ξέρουν

Μετά από μια σύντομη δόξα στους κυκλους των σουρεαλιστών κι ενώ ο Walter Benjamin τον είχε επαινέσει με μεγάλη θερμότητα, τοποθετώντας τον μεταξύ των August Sander και Eugene Atget, η φήμη του έσβησε, ίσως διότι τερματίζοντας με δαιμονική ακρίβεια την μελέτη της προοπτικής, εξελήφθη εσφαλμένα ως διακοσμητικός. Που δεν είναι

 

Self portrait, Rome
1895
Self portrait, Rome 1895

 

Karl Blossfeldt's photographs have been associated with Modernism (Bauhaus), Surrealism and New Objectivity / New Vision.

"Blossfeldt's factual yet finely detailed imagery was praised by Walter Benjamin, who declared that Karl Blossfeldt 'has played his part in that great examination of the inventory of perception, which will have an unforeseeable effect on our conception of the world'. He compared him to Maholy-Nagy and the pioneers of New Objectivity, and ranked his achievements alongside the great photographers August Sander and Eugene Atget. The Surrealists also championed him, and George Bataille included his images in the periodical Documents in 1929." (Wikipedia)

 

Dipsacus laciniatus. Cutleaf Teasel
Before 1927
Dipsacus laciniatus. Cutleaf Teasel Before 1927
Blumenbachia hieronymi. Blumenbachia
1898-1932
Blumenbachia hieronymi. Blumenbachia 1898-1932
Equisetum hyemale. Winter Horsetail
Before 1929
Equisetum hyemale. Winter Horsetail Before 1929
Eryngium bourgatii. Bourgatis Eryngo
Before 1928
Eryngium bourgatii. Bourgatis Eryngo Before 1928
Karl Blossfeldt
Four Herbariums with groomed Thistels and Delphinium
Karl Blossfeldt Four Herbariums with groomed Thistels and Delphinium
Heracleum sphondylium. Hogweed
1898-1932
Heracleum sphondylium. Hogweed 1898-1932
Adiantum pedatum. Maidenhair Fern
Before 1926
Adiantum pedatum. Maidenhair Fern Before 1926
Karl Blossfeldt
Papaver orientale. Oriental Poppy
Before 1928
Karl Blossfeldt Papaver orientale. Oriental Poppy Before 1928
Karl Blossfeldt
Nature study (chestnut)
1890s
Karl Blossfeldt Nature study (chestnut) 1890s
Self portrait, Rome
1895
Self portrait, Rome 1895