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Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

Posted in Beaux Arts, Curiosa & Forteana by Suzanne G. on August 28th, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

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

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    [...] On Feb 15, the triumvirate of Galileo Galilei, Art Spiegelmann and Matt Groening saw the light of day and on Feb 16, our two equally dear leaders Warren Ellis and Kim Jong-Il were born. Oh, and the great Ernst Haeckel would celebrate his 174th birthday that day too! [...]

    February 12th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Monkeys on the Loose in Frankfurt! says:

    [...] 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 [...]

    February 7th, 2009 at 12:34 am

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