Thistle (Cirsium canum). Flower head enlarged 12 times. Plate 84.
This is a high-quality print from Karl Blossfeldt's groundbreaking work 'Urformen der Kunst' first published in 1928. A 1929 English edition was published as 'Art Forms in Nature'. The complete work contains 120 rotary gravure plates, prefaced with an introductory text and list of subjects.
Karl Blossfeldt was a German teacher, sculptor and photographer celebrated by early modernists and the Surrealists for his pioneering close-up photography of plants and flora. Using a homemade camera and lens, he was able to magnify a subject 30 times, capturing the fine detail of his specimens.
The philosopher Walter Benjamin declared that Blossfeld '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’.
Giclée print on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper with archival-quality dye inks.
Giclée printing offers extra-fine image resolution, retaining a high degree of detail from the original image. If kept in good condition, your print will last beteween 100 and 200 years.
This is a museum-quality heavyweight fine art paper with a smooth, clean finish. Extremely consistent, it emphasises different highlights and tones, helping to create a stunning work of art.
Prints are available in a range of sizes, with a white border around the edges to allow for easy framing. If you have a specific size requirement, get in touch – we're always happy to help.
Please note that the actual item colours shown may be different from the photos above due to different monitor settings, and the frame shown is for illustrative purposes only.
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Gorgeous Print! My friend loved it for her Christmas gift! Amazing postage service too. Thank you!!
Bought three prints and framed them. They look great.