There is a bridge between science and art and it is Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel sketched and painted watercolors of various organisms such as sea anemones, jellyfish, and cnidaria. If you are like me and know your favorite periods of furniture better than your marine life, here is the definition of cnidaria! And here are some of his amazing works.
He selected the subjects for his work based on organization, from the scale patterns of boxfishes to the spirals of ammonites to the perfect symmetries of jellies and microorganisms. I particularly like this one – the tentacles reminded him of his late wife’s long flowing hair!
And a few more. Enjoy.