Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Rants, Nosebleeds and Racecars

by Suzanne on February 17th, 2011

So yeah, I'm down with ze flu, I have weird spider/bedbug bites all over my body (WTF?), I'm in the foulest of moods and it was my birthday the other day and apart from Facebook people no-one sent me any messages let alone presents AND YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE PRESENTS. I therefore decided to hate you all for at least 9 minutes starting now. Boooo!

I was too ill to announce the birthdays of our two dearest leaders yesterday: Warren Ellis and Kim Jong-il. It was also the great Ernst Haeckel's birthday - inventor of patterned website backgrounds.

Today, it's the anniversary of the vaginal expulsion of Alex CF and an aurora borealis might be visible if you live in the northern parts of this beautiful kingdom. Tomorrow's full moon and on Tuesday I'm going to see this beauty with The Fenner® (yeah, I don't what's up with the music either...):

Things could be shittier.

P.S.: I owe lots of you emails and will get back to you as soon as I'm feeling better.

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010





According to my Art Forms in Nature it’s Mormoops blainvillei

by suzanne_tumblr on November 23rd, 2009

This one goes out to my homie Ernst HaeckelAn example of photo luminescence in coral in West Papua

by suzanne_tumblr on September 4th, 2009


luminousinsect:misstugui: unpalombaro: Andrey Lev, Root Ubris.  via moon river

Awww.. I think dear old Ernst Haeckel would approve.

Monkeys on the Loose in Frankfurt!

by Suzanne on February 7th, 2009

Monkey Before Skeleton by Gabriel Cornelius von Max, undated - click for details/larger view

Next week, the world will once again celebrate the birthdays of two most illustrious historic figures: Alex CF and me Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin. And rightly so. These two gentlemen have done so much more good for politics and science than the generations after them managed to destroy again.

Like many institutions worldwide - with London's Natural History Museum leading the way - The Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt celebrates Darwin's 200th birthday in a very special way, by bringing art and science together. The Kunsthalle composed an amazing show with fine examples of - both then and now - groundbreaking art, presenting amongst others some of my favourite scientific artists ever: Ernst Haeckel, Martin Johnson Heade and the marvellous Gabriel Cornelius von Max (see image above).

Evolutionär! opened yesterday and will remain on display until May 2009.

Charles Robert Darwin by M. B. Messer, 1912 - click for details/larger view

On show: February 5 - May 3, 2009

Address: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg, D-60311 Frankfurt, Germany, tel: +49.69.29 98 82-0 | Map

Hours: Tue, Fri - Sun: 10 AM - 7 PM, Wed - Thu: 10 AM - 10 PM

Admission fee: € 8 | € 6 concessions

Press release | Press movie | Preview works


Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

by Suzanne G. on August 28th, 2004

Art Forms in Nature

© Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

"Die Früchte vom Baum der Erkenntnis sind es immer wert, daß man um ihretwillen das Paradies verliert."

- Ernst Haeckel, 1834 - 1919

→ Kurt Stüber's e-facsimile edition of
Kunstformen der Natur

Kunstformen der Natur on amazon.de
(PRESTEL Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-7913-1978-7)


Picture index:

(From top to bottom, left to right)

Portrait of Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel: Blue Burst Ahedron
Ernst Haeckel: Aqua Nine Flower
Ernst Haeckel: Discomedusae
Ernst Haeckel: Paisley Egg
Ernst Haeckel: Pink Pin Cushion
Ernst Haeckel: Anthromedusae
Ernst Haeckel: Sixteen Black Dot Tentacles