Ernst Haeckel – philosopher, professor, physician, naturalist, biologist and artist. The pinnacle of his work – Art Forms of Nature - began publication in 1899 and is still an astonishing record of life on earth. When art and science combine, something sublime can come to pass.via kuriositas.com
Salvador Dali - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Portfolio
"Dali’s incredible illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” (published in 1865) have caused it to become one of the rarest and most sought-after Dali suites. With the original gouaches published by Maecenas Press-Random House, New York in 1969, the suite now contains 12 heliogravures - one for each chapter of the book - and comes with 1 original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece.
This collaboration brings together arguably two of the most creative minds in Western culture, as both are considered ultimate explorers of dreams and imagination."
"What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.
Utterly charming and thoroughly researched, Farm Anatomy is one of those rare treats that speak to your eyes and your heart, and in the process manage to expand your mind."
"Cover painting for the book 'Critical Threshold' by Brian M. Stableford. A girl runs through an alien forest overcome by fear. Little knowing that this effect is caused by the strange scent the many butterflies emit that abound in the forest. She will come to no harm as nothing dangerous dwells in the forest and the effects wear off with time."
""A Cello" The strings are drawn with the htz frequencies along the strings. The wood is drawn with the speed at which sound travels parallel to the wood grain for the Spruce, Maple and Rosewood. The Bow is the Pythagorean Comma and the Tail piece is the 12th root of 2. Ashia's hands are drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1-12, to signify time in a fleeting moment.
Sienna Morris pioneered the drawing technique, Numberism, in 2008. The technique is much like pointillism, however Morris uses Numbers instead of dots. There are absolutely no lines and no smudging in these drawings."
"But why settle for the odd remote controlled whatsit on the farm? If you have enough money and are deficient enough in common sense, retool the plantation with an army of robots. Then you can just sit back in your flying howdah and supervise the whole operation by computer.
Except for mucking out the stables, of course.
Even computers have their dignity."