Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Caught In Time

Images © National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff

The father and son collaboration of Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolph Blaschka (1857-1929) produced some of the most beautiful examples of natural history specimens ever created. The Blaschkas not only supplied the Harvard Botanical Museum with some 4,400 replica flowers, but over a period of 50 years they created thousands more of their remarkably realistic glass flowers and sea creatures for both private collections and natural history museums as far afield as India.

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The Peak of Chic said...

Unbelievably beautiful!

Pigtown-Design said...

The Museum in Cardie is actually very nice. I spent a lot of time in there wandering around.

HOBAC said...

Hello New Bestest Friend - How silly am I?
I thought about you when posted this. I wondered if you had seen these.

POC - other worldly. aren't they?