The Karl Blossfeldt Exhibition London takes place at the Whitechapel Gallery from Tuesday 16th April – Sunday 9th June 2013. Lovers of photography and botany will truly appreciate the exhibition as it explores the botanical images taken by this late German photographer.
Sculptor, teacher and artist, Blossfeldt was born in 1865 in Berlin, and has become one of the best known artists for his stunning photographs of plants. He created his own camera with which to take incredibly magnified pictures, combining scientific observation with an interesting artistic style that later became influential in both modern art and photography.
The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to view a complete presentation of these historic black and white photographs.This exhibition showcases over 80 silver gelatin prints that were made and used during his teaching days, including five very rare images, having never been on display before. Visitors will also be able to enjoy these photos alongside the original publications and a set of working collages and avant-garde writings that celebrated his work.
During your visit you may also want to get involved in the extra events surrounding his work. There is a free gallery talk with curator, Kirsty Ogg on the artist and even an extensive discussion on the role of Botany in art that some may be interested in. No matter what aspect of this influential man’s work impresses you, this exhibition promises to have it all.