Monday, 4 June 2007

porcelain radiolaria

I've found a clutch of drawings of radiolaria dating from 1904 on wikipedia. Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur is extraordinarily Catholic in it's imagery - with forms that owe so much more in their rendering to the sacred heart or crown of thorns than the microscopic forms themselves. A nice reminder of how culture imposes images on simple forms. I suppose I'm imposing democracy on them.

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