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.

Things We Found at the Lake

The scenes in Cath Hughes’ Things We Found at the Lake series appear to be traditional summer settings. Until you look more closely. Along with swimmers and bathers, her paintings contain hybrid characters, and figures from British folklore and European mythology.

Lauren Crazybull: No Stereotypes

Lauren Crazybull, a 24-year-old Blackfoot and Dene artist, has become the Province of Alberta’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, the first such position in Canada. Her personal artist mission is to accurately portray First Nations people, against their colonial stereotypes, as she does in her compelling portraits.