the Bubbles and Ernst Haeckel

There’s been a comment of the “Haeckelian aspect” of my work under Timo’s entry at the Touch blog. A name previously unfamiliar to me, here is briefly what I found on Ernst Haeckel. He was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, who lived between 1834 – 1919. The inventor of “Kunstformen der Natur” (“Artforms of Nature”), his charts are still used in education.
The relevance to my project I believe comes with the fact that he described and named hypothetical ancestral microorganisms that have yet to be found.

kunstformen_der_natur_cover-copy.jpghaeckel_acanthophracta-copy.jpghaeckel_bryozoa-copy.jpghaeckel_aspidonia-copy.jpg

Haeckels work is amazing, and I am most flattered at there being drawn any parallel between his work and mine.

Sources: wikipedia (for Ernst Haeckel) and wikimedia (for Kunstformen der Natur)

Advertisements

One Response to “the Bubbles and Ernst Haeckel”

  1. angeliki Says:

    Immelie!

    I recommend you also to see the book of D’ARCY THOMPSON On Growth and Form. It is not so much for the graphic aspects than for the mathematical explanation 🙂 Love the bubbles 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: