Science Inspires Art

Artist’s Fascination with Patterns in Nature and the Mathematical Beauty in Scientific Images.

Da Vinci's L'Uomo Vitruviano
Haeckel's image of Cystalia monogastrica
Many artists are accomplished naturalists in their own right. Likewise scientists have through history shown an admiration for the fluid beauty and almost complete freedom that art allows.

There are many who have been able to tread the fertile area between art and science, one of the most famous being Leonardo da Vinci; and in more recent times the eminent 19th century German scientist Ernst Haeckel is another. These rare individuals are blessed with the skill and vision to extract images from Nature that satisfy both fields of endeavour, which is perhaps an art form in itself. It is Haeckel’s work and influences that this blog explores.