1920s botanic autochrome by Dutch photographer Leendert Blok

Blok, Leendert
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Other
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Netherlands
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1920s

Dutch photographer Leendert Blok has been experimenting with colour photography and the use of the panoramic format, since the 1920s. Blok comes as close as possible to texture and develops a singular approach in which each flower becomes sculpture.

He portrays tulips, narcissus, dahlias, hyacinths, irises, and gladioluses. Beyond a documentary approach, Blok captures flowers like objects of desire through a minimal staging, a subtle play of light revealing the autochrome colourful shades. The flowers stand out against a plain dark background, alluding to the famous vanitas of the Dutch Golden Age.

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For nearly two decades, the collection of Bloomberry has been driven by the cultural reference between architecture, art and design.

The quality of our collection is reflected in the sophistication of craftsmanship and the character of the scars of time. Our restoration workshops are built around the same principal and work to the highest degree of craftsmanship.

Bloomberry is housed in a former textile factory and is located near Maastricht, in the south of The Netherlands. Within an hour of Antwerp and Cologne. Within two hours from Amsterdam and four hours from Paris.

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