Acer rufinerve by Karl Blossfeldt

The photograph titled “Acer rufinerve” was taken by the artist Karl Blossfeldt.

In the photograph, we observe a close-up of a plant structure, which appears to be from the Acer genus, commonly known as maple. The image depicts a vertically oriented stem with a pair of symmetrical buds or possibly emerging leaves. The buds are partially open, revealing a textured interior, which may contain seeds or flower parts. The plant parts are exceptionally detailed, allowing viewers to study the textures and forms characteristic of this species. Blossfeldt was known for his close-up photographs of plants and plant parts, aiming to reveal the intricate forms and patterns found in nature. His work often gave an almost architectural or sculptural feeling to these natural elements, as evident in this powerful and symmetrical image.

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