Hexacoralla (Plate 69)
Hexacoralla (Plate 69)
Discomedusae (Plate 88)
Discomedusae (Plate 88)
Cystodiea (Plate 90)
Cystodiea (Plate 90)
Discomedusae (Plate 98)
Discomedusae (Plate 98)
Hexacoralla (Plate 9)
Hexacoralla (Plate 9)
Siphonophorae (Plate 17)
Siphonophorae (Plate 17)
Discomedusae (Plate 28)
Discomedusae (Plate 28)
Cubomedusae (Plate 78)
Cubomedusae (Plate 78)
Nepanthaceae (Plate 62)
Nepanthaceae (Plate 62)
Peromedusae (Plate 38)
Peromedusae (Plate 38)
playlist

Ernst Haeckel

    23 
    Favorite
    Share
$29.95
Become a member and get it free.

Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) was a German biologist, philosopher, and artist. In 1904 he published his masterpiece, the visually dazzling Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature), a book of lithographic and halftone prints expressing his unique ideas on natural form. With the assistance of Jena artist-lithographer Adolf Giltsch, Haeckel produced one hundred plates depicting the forms of nature, focusing mainly on the intricate world of marine life, such as anemones, mollusks, and jellies. With this book Haeckel wanted to create an “aesthetics of nature” and to show how Darwin’s idea of an incessant struggle for existence was in fact producing an endless beauty and variety of forms.

Read more
Related playlists
  • Key Works: Théodore Rousseau
    2 works
  • Caspar David Friedrich
    9 works
  • Caspar David Friedrich
    19 works
  • Key Works: Théodore Géricault
    6 works

Related playlists

2
Key Works: Théodore Rousseau
9
Caspar David Friedrich
19
Caspar David Friedrich
6
Key Works: Théodore Géricault

Works

Hexacoralla (Plate 69)
Hexacoralla (Plate 69)
Discomedusae (Plate 88)
Discomedusae (Plate 88)
Cystodiea (Plate 90)
Cystodiea (Plate 90)
Discomedusae (Plate 98)
Discomedusae (Plate 98)
Hexacoralla (Plate 9)
Hexacoralla (Plate 9)
Siphonophorae (Plate 17)
Siphonophorae (Plate 17)
Discomedusae (Plate 28)
Discomedusae (Plate 28)
Cubomedusae (Plate 78)
Cubomedusae (Plate 78)
Nepanthaceae (Plate 62)
Nepanthaceae (Plate 62)
Peromedusae (Plate 38)
Peromedusae (Plate 38)