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.
Catch’ Em all around Oosterdok!
Step into the footsteps of Ernst Haeckel und explore your inner scientist
Ernst Haeckel, as an biologist and artist in the 19th century, discovered many new species during his exploration tours around the world. You can now step into Ernst Haeckel's footsteps as a curious explorer of nature, plants and animals, and participate in our treasure hunt. Haeckel's new…
Haeckel Bits and Pieces
Ernst Haeckel is an inspiration to us. In the past, Mediamatic already expressed the admiration with programs around Haeckel as an evolutionary biologist as well as gifted draughtsman and painter. You can read about him here . The visualisations around Haeckel’s work connect scientific research…
The Haeckel Project
As some of you might have already noticed, reaching our location became a bit of an adventure due to construction works near Oosterdok. Yet, we are not isolated on our island, but there are still several ways to reach us, see here . In addition, the collaboration with neighbouring institutions…
Kunstformen der Natur On Tour
Coming soon to the city of Nijmegen
The Kunstformen der Natur exhibition returned at the end of 2015 in collaboration with Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen. After the popular exhibition of all 100 prints at Mediamatic last year, we have selected 80 of them for the exciting location in the east of The Netherlands. We blew them…
Kunstformen For Sale!
Haeckel posters and shirts available
Brighten up your walls and wardrobe with Kunstformen Der Natur from German biologist Ernst Haeckel. From Radiolaria to jellyfish, in black and white or brightly colored. All 100 large scale posters (107x241), previously shown in the Kunstformen Der Natur exhibition are for sale for only €60,00.
by Rudy Guedj, Martin Huger, Olya Troitskaya and Sophie Rogg
Rudy Guedj, Martin Huger, Olya Troitskaya and Sophie Rogg met during their studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie where they collaborated on the visual identity for the school’s theory program in 2013. The intention of the program was to explore the field of ecology through theory and art, from…