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Insects & Flowers

The Art of Maria Sibylla Merian
Merian, Maria Sibylla (Book - 2008 )
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The artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, into a middle-class family of publishers and artists. With her meticulous depictions of insect metamorphosis, she raised the standards of natural history illustration and helped give birth to the field of entomology. At the age of fifty-two, Merian traveled with her younger daughter to Suriname, a Dutch territory in South America, to paint its exotic flora and fauna. Many of the drawings produced by Merian in the South American jungle were later published as hand-colored engravings in her book Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname (1705), which brought her widespread fame. A copy of the second edition is held in the collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Insects and Flowers, a delightful gift book that reproduces vivid color details of sixteen plates from the Getty's copy, is a vibrant encapsulation of Merian's book and features an engaging essay on Merian's life and work as well as an insect and plant identification guide. An exhibition of Merian's work will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from June 10 through August 31, 2008.
Authors: Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717
Title: Insects & flowers
the art of Maria Sibylla Merian
Publisher: Los Angeles : J . Paul Getty Museum, c2008
Characteristics: [52] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,16 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Brafman, Stephanie Schrader
Notes: "Full-scale details reproduced from hand-colored transfer prints in the second edition of Maria Sibylla Merian's Metamorphosis of the insects of Suriname"--p. [5]
Additional Contributors: Schrader, Stephanie
Brafman, David - 1955-
ISBN: 0892369299
9780892369294
Branch Call Number: 595.709883 M561i 2008
Subject Headings: Flowers Suriname Pictorial works Early works to 1800 Flowers in art Early works to 1800 Biological illustration Early works to 1800 Insects Suriname Pictorial works Early works to 1800 Insects Pictorial works Early works to 1800 Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717. Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium Illustrations
Topical Term: Flowers
Flowers in art
Biological illustration
Insects
Insects
LCCN: 2007940526
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At the age of fifty-two, Merian traveled with her younger daughter to Suriname, a Dutch territory in South America, to paint its exotic flora and fauna. Many of the drawings produced by Merian in the South American jungle were later published as hand-colored engravings in her book Metamorphosis o... Read More »


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