Anna Atkins was an amateur botanist especially interested in scientific illustration and taxonomy. Her self-published book, ‘Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions’ is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognizable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects found in the sea. (NYPL)
The Week Ahead: March 23, 2020
Let us curate your week with this set of daily suggestions for what to enjoy on our platform and on your Meural Canvas.
The Art of Science
In this weekly series, we’ll start with a recently added artwork, and pull together a selection of complementary pieces from…
“Sargassum Vulgare” by Anna Atkins
In this series, the curatorial team presents one work from the Meural art library we find essential. (See all installments.)…