Saturday, December 23, 2006

Ernst Haeckel: a brief and selective abstract

here he is on Christmas, 1860

and why he named a jellyfish after his first wife:
"Mitrocoma Annae belong to the most charming of all the Medusae… Its tentacles hung like blonde hair ornaments of a princess…" his sea squirts &c.












other plates, including hummingbirds, bats, spiders, frogs, flatworms, reptiles, liverworts, gazelles and insectivorous plants are in his Kunstformen der Natur.

2 comments:

ZLB said...

wow is all I can say. pretty much the most beautiful drawings I've ever seen. thanks english.

Anonymous said...

That's what I was going to say, too.