Monday, March 23, 2009

The Art of Ernst Haeckel

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ERNST HAECKEL (1834 – 1919) WAS A GERMAN BIOLOGIST, NATURALIST, philosopher, physician, professor and artist. With all of these professions, he left something for for all of us. His famous book, “Kunstformer der Natur” is the source for these incredible engravings. Enjoy.

10 comments:

Red-SSR said...

I have several original Haeckel prints. They are quite extraordinary...Gary

Robert said...

These fantastic images sent me in search of more information. As a long-time admirer of Karl Blossfeldt's photographs of plants, I should have known of Haeckel's influence on him. It's also interesting that a Haeckel scholar describes this work as "not just a book of illustrations but also the summation of his view of the world." Wow.

Patricia said...

I love his work. We actually have one of his prints. Did you know that he designed holiday cards?

Patricia said...

Oh, yes, and there is a dvd about his life and work available.

April said...

That first one is so amazing. Thanks!

John Foster said...

I know, the first piece is absolutely psychedelic... almost like one of Gary's (Red-SSR's) incredible art.

Glad you all like this post!

John

thebreaksover.com said...

Patricia, do you have any information on where I might find such a movie about him?

Patricia said...

The film about Haeckle is "Proteus: A 19th Century Vision". It was made by David Lebrun in 2004, is 60 min. long and a tad bit dull. However, if you are interested in E.H.'s history, it is of interest!

Secret Leaves said...

I love Haeckel's work. I have used his images in some of my own pieces. I see from Patricia that he designed holiday cards--how perfect!

Sharon

CST said...

It's "Ernst", not "Ernest".

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