31 May '16, 6pm

Photos of extraordinary 19th-century sea creatures made of glass

Photos of extraordinary 19th-century sea creatures made of glass

Before underwater photography brought marine life to light, a father and son team made remarkable scientific models using glass techniques still not fully understood. Although interest in the natural world had slowly been gaining steam over the centuries, it exploded in the 1800s – a time when natural specimens, taxidermy, illustrations and scientific models served to enlighten a culture hungry for a taste of nature. Now we have high-technology to provide glimpses of the natural world near and far, but in earlier times the public relied on artists and craftsmen to help them understand the living wonders of our planet. Which brings us to the father and son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. You may have heard of the Blaschkas' work before; they are the creators of the well-known Ware Collection of glass flowers at Harvard University, a celebrated display of phenomenal jew...

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