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Ernst Haeckel (1834 1919)

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Sea anemones from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature) of 1904.

Muscinae from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature) of 1904.

Read about my failed experiment with ferns (inspired by Gaston Bachelard) here. and see a 2003 entry on Haeckel by Giornale Nuovo here.

Ferns from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature) of 1904.

Biography

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 August 8, 1919), also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist and philosopher who promoted Charles Darwin's work in Germany. Haeckel was a zoologist, an accomplished artist and illustrator, and later a professor of comparative anatomy. He was one of the first to consider psychology as a branch of physiology. He also proposed many now ubiquitous terms including "phylum" and "ecology." His chief interests lay in evolution and life development processes in general, including development of nonrandom form, which culminated in the beautifully illustrated Kunstformen der Natur (Art forms of nature).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Haeckel

Ernst Haekel Google gallery [Feb 2005]

Artforms of Nature (1904) - Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel (1998) - Ernst Haeckel [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

See also: fantastic art - illustration - 1904 - color - lithography - nature - biology

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