Griselda Duch: Botanicals

We are pleased to announce the availability of Griselda Duch’s new book, “Botanicals“, resulting from an exhibition at Albumen Gallery.

The first authors of botanical illustrations were artists. For them, the accuracy of the depiction of flowers and trees became as important as the observance of human body proportions and knowledge of anatomy. Almost every second page of Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer’s albums contained botanical sketches. The 19th century artist and scientist Ernst Haeckel particularly exemplifies the shared purpose of art and science in this respect.

Throughout her work Catalan photographer Griselda Duch has been preoccupied with distilling her subjects down to essential details using the camera in her quest for their intrinsic qualities. More than just inspired by the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) Griselda Duch’s Botanicals enter a playful dialogue with Blossfeldt’s photos.