Forms of the Microcosm: Forms of Construction and Movement, Anatomy of Invertebrates; Scales on a Butterfly Wing, Admiral, 720:1, Carl Strüwe
Carl Strüwe
Forms of the Microcosm: Forms of Construction and Movement, Anatomy of Invertebrates; Scales on a Butterfly Wing, Admiral, 720:1
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Carl Strüwe

Forms of the Microcosm: Forms of Construction and Movement, Anatomy of Invertebrates; Scales on a Butterfly Wing, Admiral, 720:1, 1928 (Abzug 1955)


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23.7 x 19.2 cm
Passepartout
40 x 30 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.2927
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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Over a period of thirty years, the graphic artist Carl Strüwe produced photographic images of geometric patterns and structures seen through a microscope. In analogy to the vocabulary of architecture, for example, he used the terms ‘shingles’ and ‘flying buttresses’ to refer to the shot of a butterfly wing. This photo graces the cover of his book Forms of the Microcosm: Shape and Design of a New Imagery, which was not published until 1955.

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07.06.2024