Artist Research – Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German embryologist whose fascination with the theory of evolution led him to produce a number of lithograph prints titled Kunstformen der Natur, (Art Forms in Nature). The pieces bridge the gap between realistic technical illustrations and surrealism with their playful composition and atmospheric colour palette.

I particularly like the frog and lizard compositions because of my topic focus, and the way it clearly shows the difference in each species of the animal.

 

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