Tag Archives: Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname

Part 1: Examining the Art of Maria Sibylla Merian through the Lens of 17th-century Dutch Still-Life Painting

A consideration of the similarities between Merian’s prints and the visual syntax of Dutch-era still-life [...]

Part 2: The Influence of Scientific Modalities of Perception and Representation in Merian’s Artwork

An examination of Merian’s artwork in light of 17th-century scientific standards of perception and illustration

Merian’s Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname

Visualizing Contained Ecosystems and Insect Development