By presenting the works of these two great photographers from the beginning of the 20th century, the Miranda Gallery pays a tribute to the beauty of nature, a theme at the heart of today’s questioning.
Charles Jones (1866-1959, England) was a gardener who grew fruit, vegetables and garden flowers in a large private estate in Lincolnshire. Jones was also, secretly, a passionate photographer and a talented printer who throughout his life documented his work. His prints were only discovered in 1981 and the Gallery Miranda exhibits a selection of unique, gold-plated period prints from the late 19th century. Vegetables are in the spotlight: peas, celery, squash, beetroot, cucumber…
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932, Germany) After studying sculpture Blossfeldt became a professor in Berlin, where he taught drawing to students “modeling from natural plants”. He published two books, Urformen der Kunst (The Original Forms of Art, 1928) and, shortly before his death, Wundergarten der Natur (The Wonderful Garden of Nature, 1932).
Miranda Gallery presents photoengraving first edition of plants and flowers.
Program from September to January 2019
September 3 – October 26
Natural Stories: Charles Jones, Karl Blossfeldt
November 2 – January 4, 2020
Formal Bodies: Fernand Fonssagrives / Noé Sendas
21 rue du Chateau d’Eau 75010 Paris
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Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12.00 – 19.00 or by appointment
Telephone: +33 1 40 38 36 53
21 rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France
September 03, 2019 to October 26, 2019