Ptenophorae (tafel 27), from Kunstformen der natur.

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Creator

Ernst Haeckel (1834–¬1919).

Title

Ptenophorae (tafel 27), from Kunstformen der natur.

Publisher

Jena,

Date

1899–1904.

Description

Lithograph, 10¾ x 7⅝ in.

Ernst Haeckel was a prominent scientist and proponent of Darwinian evolution. Many of the illustrations from this work, "art forms in nature," show creatures arranged artfully and rendered scientifically accurate. Haeckel's art was widely credited as important to science and influential to artists.

I've always been drawn to Haeckel's beautiful illustrations, especially the monochrome views, from Kunstformen der natur, all of which are tightly composed and neatly described in adjacent keys.

This lithograph of the ptenophorae (pronounced TEEN-o-four) is one of one hundred prints produced as part of this work. They were sold in folders of ten prints and later as complete sets of loose prints in book-shaped, paper-covered wood boxes.

Source

Thomas Baione

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Citation

Ernst Haeckel (1834–¬1919). , “Ptenophorae (tafel 27), from Kunstformen der natur. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/357.