Thursday, September 4, 2008

Creatures Of The Sea, In Glass and Paper

The Museum of Wales has a lovely web site, including these phenomenal glass works by the Blaschkas. "During the late 19th century, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world."

Highly magnified model of a single cell radiolarian
By Leopola and Rudolf Blaschka

Sea anenomies displaying a territorial dispute. Here S. troglodytes fires stinging cells at A. mesembryanthemum who has ventured too close.
By Leopola and Rudolf Blaschka

Female Paper Nautilus (Argonata Argo) after repair.
By Leopola and Rudolf Blaschka

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