Posts Tagged ‘Merian’

Maria Sibylla Merian and daughters

Maria Sibylla Merian and Daughters: Women of Art and Science

I would be tempted to add: and business. Do you remember my post on the beautiful exhibition at the Getty last summer? Maria Sibylla was not only a gifted artist and a pioneer of entomology, she also established a thriving business out of her passion for painting, flowers and insects. Well, Ellen at Eighteenth Century […]



Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian and her daughters: at the crossroads of art and science

This exhibition, titled Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and Science, brings long overdue attention to these three naturalists and painters. Maria Sibylla, born in Frankfurt in 1647 into a family of publishers and printers, was encouraged to develop her artistic gifts by her stepfather, himself a still-life painter. She published her first […]