1929 Vintage Print BOTANICAL PLANT Flower Germany Photo Art By KARL BLOSSFELDT

1929 Vintage Print BOTANICAL PLANT Flower Germany Photo Art By KARL BLOSSFELDT

1929 Vintage BOTANICAL PLANT Art Flower KARL BLOSSFELDT. Since 1989 – The Name You Can Trust For Fine Vintage Photogravures, Photographs & Antique Prints. Serving the Design & Decor trades for over 20 years. See our vintage and original prints featured in. Coastal Living, Dwell Magazine. And other fine quality publications. WE LIST DOZENS OF NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY! Where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure. Photographer: Professor Karl Blossfeldt (German, 1865 – 1932) – Internationally renown and historically significant photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who lived and worked in Berlin, Germany. Achieved international fame in the 1920′s for his ground breaking close up photography of plant types. Title: “Parnassia palustris ” Subject: Botanical – floral – plant life – tree – flower. Inner parts of the flower, with the outer petals removed, enlarged 25 times. Date Of Negative: circa early 1920′s Type Of Print: Vintage Photogravure (Etched plate made from the original image – authorized by Karl Blossfeldt) Date Of Print: 1929 Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure compilation Paper: Medium weight, matte finish Print Origin: Germany Print/Plate Maker: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A. Berlin, Germany Approximate Image Size Inches: 11 x 8 inches Approximate Image Size Metric: 28 x 20.5 centimeters Print Border: Yes – small 3/8 inch surrounding border, professionally trimmed. Condition Grade: Fine Registered Vintage Print Serial #: 68Q2UK4 Verso: Blan k Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes – individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. T his is an AUTHENTIC (NOT a modern reprint) , vintage 1929 photogravure by the renown photographer, teacher and artist Professor Karl Blossfeldt. Catapulted to international fame some 80 years ago by his amazing isolated close up photographs of strange botanical forms, Blossfeldt was an early pioneer in the transformation of photography from a medium of documentation to that of an art form. He devoted his entire 30 year career to the close up photographing of plant sections creating engaging images which crossed into the abstract art world. Blossfeldt designed and made his own camera which allowed him to magnify his plant specimens up to 30 times their actual size. Today he is considered an important and influential figure in photographic history and his work is held in numerous collections and museums throughout the world. IMPORTANT NOTE: These may be the most difficult prints we have ever tried to make scans of – a testament to the fine gravure printing of these images as they possess the best qualities for which gravure is known – subtle shading and a wide range of delicate tone. This delicate and subtle toning/shading (particularly the background) in many cases cannot be accurately picked up by the scanner. This photogravure is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight “honeycomb” grid, excellent pressing of ink and a wide range of tone – all indicative of a high quality sheet fed gravure print. The watermark word “Finephoto” does not appear on the actual print. Karl Blossfeldt’s photographic work was first shown to the world at large with the publishing in 1928 of “Urformen Der Kunst”, a high quality hardbound photogravure compilation of his amazing plant abstracts. The volume was again printed in 1929 with what many consider to be highest quality gravure prints ever made of his work – exceeding even those of the 1928 printing. The 1929 plates were printed on what may have been the finest sheet fed gravure press (Ganymed) in Germany at the time. The paper is of high quality and the prints themselves are simply beautiful. There were several later publishings of this work from the 1930′s to the 1950′s, but none that approached the quality of the 1929 single sided prints. We list beautiful original vintage photographs, photogravures and antique prints everyday! READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY! – The expensive engraved copper plate photogravure process and the resulting fine prints make vintage photogravures highly collectible and excellent vintage prints for framing. This photogravure plate is professionally trimmed with a 3/8 inch border surrounding the actual full frame image to facilitate ease of matting and framing. Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom made 275 lb. Triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. To supplement and replenish those holdings we are regularly acquiring new collections and portfolios from around the world as opportunities present themselves. As a result of this ongoing procurement of vintage materials, when we feel we are “deep enough” in specific areas we will be open to accept offers which are reasonably close to the listing price of an item. So, if you decide to use the Best Offer option in those listings which contain one and make us a reasonable offer, we will do our best to accept. ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure is an intaglio print making process utilizing a carefully etched copper plate made from the original negative/image. Prints are made by pressing suitable paper heavily down upon the inked copper plate which has been intricately etched to varying depths corresponding with the actual tonality of the original negative, This precisely etched plate combined with a fine “honeycomb” screen controls the amount of ink to be transfered to the paper at any given point in direct proportion to the variation of tone in the original image. The result is a true continuous tone print which combines many qualities of a traditional silver based photograph with a tactile feel similar to an etching, engraving or lithograph. Rich in tonal detail, the photogravure process produces delicately rendered shades for a look which is unique in the world of photographic print making. In the early to mid 1900′s photogravure was selected (when budgets allowed) for special high quality publishing and portfolio projects, but due to it’s significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today. From Man Ray and Ruth Bernhard to Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, many of the world’s most renown photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process. At Finephoto we are always 100% committed to your complete satisfaction! We will continue striving to bring you the very best in quality, variety and excellence in photographic imagery for your collecting and photographic art needs. Where you can also sign up for our free newsletter for special promotions, new listings and interesting information on vintage photography. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1929 Vintage Print BOTANICAL PLANT Flower Germany Photo Art By KARL BLOSSFELDT” is in sale since Wednesday, February 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “finephoto” and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Photo Type: Photogravure
  • Subject: Botanical
  • Color: Black & White
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14″)
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Print Type: Photogravure
  • Style: Photography
  • Original/ Reproduction: Original
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • Size: Small (Up to 14”)
  • Artist: Karl Blossfeldt
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Color Type: Black & White

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