Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834–1919) was renowned as one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism. His work was credited with having caused the acceptance of Darwinism in Europe, and his popular studies ― preaching the continuity of all life, organic and inorganic, from prehistoric time to the present ― converted tens of thousands of readers all over the world.
The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous.
The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals.
These remarkable plates are from his famous Kunstformen (Art Forms in Nature), and have been digitially enhanced and reprinted by The Dybdahl. Printed with archival ink on enhanced matte paper, from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Size: A3 (30cm x 40cm)
Packaging: Sent flat, safely with cardboard backing