Kunstformen Der Natur

Ernst Haeckel is an inspiration to us. He was an evolutionary biologist ("the German Darwin") that was a gifted draughtsman and painter as well. However talented, Haeckel realised that the visualisation of his discoveries needed a professional artist. So he found a great one. All his life he worked together with Adolf Giltsch, a Leiptzig based lithographer who made the scientific illustrations for Haeckels publications.

Later in their career, at the end of the 19th century, they started to publish a pop-science digest of their work: Kunstformen der Natur (Art forms of nature). Kunstformen was a collection of 100 magnificent lithographs with the best of their work. 

Kunstformen was a great commercial succes and inspired many artists from then till the current day.