Hummingbirds

by ernst haeckel

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      Ernst Haeckel's Hummingbirds illustration from 1904 is a visually stunning, awe inspiring art print.  This artwork by Haeckel is a significant account of the most popular Hummingbirds of the early 20th century, it is also credited with being the most prominent scientific illustration of all time.  Hummingbirds showcases a detailed depiction of these amazing birds and is illustrated using a harmonious colour palette of greens, yellow, gold and reds together with a finely balanced composition.  This art print makes for the perfect vintage addition to both contemporary and vintage inspired decors.
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The Artist

ERNST HAECKEL

Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) was a German zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist and artist who discovered and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms and coined many terms in biology still used today.

The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, coloured illustrations of animals and sea creatures, collected in his ‘Art Forms of Nature’ book.

Haeckel was awarded a myriad of titles and celebrated with the prestigious Darwin-Wallace medal in 1908.  The United States named a summit in Nevada after Haeckel as did New Zealand 'Haeckel Peak' along with an astroid named 12323 Haeckel.

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