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.


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)


One Response to “the Bubbles and Ernst Haeckel”

  1. angeliki Says:


    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 🙂

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