Research point; 2 artists masters of detail

(I have removed present time artist’s work as Im not sure of the copyrights )

I came across  potential candidate in Karl Blossfeldt who made very detailed careful observations of botanical specimens singleing them out in isolation to establish average characteristics.

He mainly photographed them with self made magnifying camera taking pictures none like any other in the era when camera was still new thing.(looks like he had a lot of fund doing this for 30 years)


Then suddenly bingo, this is maybe the artist I have been looking for, only not sure if he could count as modern as he deceised last decade. Intriquing body of work and persona that 2 movies have been made of. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about him:

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)


Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919),[1] also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and the kingdom Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularized Charles Darwin’s work in Germany and developed the controversial recapitulation theory (“ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”) claiming that an individual organism’s biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarizes its species’ evolutionary development, or phylogeny.

The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures (see: Kunstformen der Natur, “Art Forms of Nature”).”



A video of me hard at work (first ever)

Drawing flowers with colour pencils