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Merian’s holistic view of the tiny

AutorInnen: 
Dr. Katharina Schmidt-Loske
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2015
Vollständiger Titel: 
Merian’s holistic view of the tiny
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Publiziert in: 
Essays Symposium 'Exploring Maria Sibylla Merian', May 26-28, 2014, Amsterdam. The Maria Sibylla Merian Society.
Publikationstyp: 
Elektronische Publikation
Keywords: 
Maria Sibylla Merian, metamorphosis, butterflies, moths, 17th to 18th century artists, Herman Henstenburgh, Anton Henstenburgh, Johannes Goedaert
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Schmidt-Loske, K. (2015): Merian’s holistic view of the tiny. Essays Symposium 'Exploring Maria Sibylla Merian', May 26-28, 2014, Amsterdam. The Maria Sibylla Merian Society.
Abstract: 

Merian developed a unique style of drawing insects and their development stages and is famous for depicting the caterpillars’ food plants. Her perspective, details of the insects’ structure, and documentation of parasitic cycles characterize her work. This presentation compared Merian’s still life studies, her ‘Studienbuch’, caterpillar book and entomological watercolours with those of Johannes Goedaert, Wenceslaus Hollar, Herman and his son Anton Henstenburgh, and Johannes Bronckhorst.

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