Friday, September 11, 2009

Amazing Botanical Illustrations by Ernst Haekel . . .

I find these scientific drawings from the 19th century to be so very beautiful!

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834-1919) was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist. The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of botanicals, animals, and sea creatures some of which are shown above. Read more.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your arts and science lesson. ♥Rosemary

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Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

So beautiful! I especially love the dramatic colors of the one you put up top. I might be tempted to go diving if I thought this was what I'd really see down there!

Sabina said...

Wow what a perfect post!!! How are you Rosemary!!! I can't believe you have all these lovely botanical illustrations just waiting for me it seems!! I could happily stare at these for quite some time. I hope all is well with you these days and you have had a wonderful summer. How is Mr. Webster? ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥!!!