Category: Nature

Quick Hits: Ernst Haeckel

  This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of evolutionary biologist, zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel, often known as the German Darwin. These dazzling plates are from Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, the Art Forms of Nature, published in 1904.

Flechtner: Nature’s Boundaries

Swiss artist Thomas Flechtner trains his lens on the natural world, highlighting forms, shapes and superabundant color. His series Sites focuses on the boundaries between natural wilderness and cultivated landscape, exploring the movement and vibrancy of the natural world.  (Above: Site 14, C-print mounted on aluminum, 55 1/4 x […]

Art That Nature Makes

Contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell’s breathtaking pictures challenge accepted notions of death and decay, and blur the line between the natural and man-made worlds.  (Detail: Two Rooms exhibition, Tufts University)

Dusk: The Magic Hour

Kudos to Navillus Gallery in Toronto for assembling a tribute to the Magic Hour,  the “time prior to dusk when surreal color has the power to transcend reality. (Above: August Sunset, Myles Macdonald) Mountain Lake, Philip Sybal Along The St. Lawrence,  Peter Fischer Fraser Valley, Anne Dalton Cottage […]