|Other titles||Maria Sibylla Merian and daughters|
|Statement||Ella Reitsma ; assisted by Sandrine Ulenberg ; [translation, Lynne Richards].|
|Genre||Exhibitions., Biography., Early works to 1800|
|Contributions||Ulenberg, Sandrine A., Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), J. Paul Getty Museum.|
|LC Classifications||ND588.M527 R4513 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||263 p. :|
|Number of Pages||263|
|ISBN 10||089236937X, 0892369388, 9040084599|
|ISBN 10||9780892369379, 9780892369386, 9789040084591|
|LC Control Number||2008923679|
Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and ScienceJune Aug - This is the first major exhibition of Merian's work in Sibylla Merian (German, ) was a pioneering woman of art, science, and business. After more than fifteen years of marriage to a fellow artist and the birth of two daughters, Merian left her husband. She began to support This gorgeously illustrated book presents the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian, who defied the conventions of her time to pursue her passion for documenting the natural world in all its glorious, and /5. Maria Sibylla Merian, also known as Anna Maria Sibylla, (born April 2, , Frankfurt am Main [Germany]—died Janu , Amsterdam, Netherlands), German-born naturalist and nature artist known for her illustrations of insects and plants. Maria Sibylla Merian was a 17th Century German entomologist and artist who had profound effects on the idea of studying insects directly, or in situ, including through their metamorphoses. The daughter and stepdaughter of artists in Frankfurt, Merian took an interest in insects from an early age, studying them and breeding silkworms at as early /5.
This exhibition charts the artistic and scientific explorations of German artist Maria Sibylla Merian (–) and her daughters Johanna Helena and Dorothea Maria. Enterprising and adventurous, these women raised the artistic standards of natural history illustration and helped transform the field of entomology, the study of insects. The Book of Flowers, published in Nuremburg between and in three volumes of twelve sheets, is the first work that Maria Sibylla Merian published and marketed herself. Its enormous success encouraged her to reprint and colour all 36 plates, adding a preface before publishing it in as the New Book of Flowers/5(11). Maria Sibylla Merian sold both colored and uncolored copies of the second Raupen book as well. the book was was published in Frankfurt, but was printed in Nuremberg, but by a different printer than the one who printed the first volume. This gorgeously illustrated book presents the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian, who defied the conventions of her time to pursue her passion for documenting the natural world in all its glorious, and sometimes ferocious, detail. After more than fifteen years of marriage to a fellow artist and the birth of two daughters, Merian left her husband.
Maria Sibylla Merian (–) was a woman far ahead of her time: a skilled, meticulous artist in an era when few women could participate in this profession; a self-taught entomologist, botanist, and ecologist before these fields were named or defined; a divorcée who raised two daughters largely on her own in a deeply religious society; an entrepreneur who supported her . Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters is curated by Dutch art historian Ella Reitsma and the Getty's presentation by Stephanie Schrader, assistant curator of drawings. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color companion book co-published by the Rembrandthuis, Waanders Publishers, and the Getty, written by Ella Reitsma. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of many women in Europe and the Americas who made important contributions to the Enlightenment. Combine her story with the resources below for a lesson about women and the Enlightenment in the New World: Patent for Cleaning and Curing Corn, The Mourning Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, and A Nun Challenges the Patriarchy. Maria Sibylla Merian was an early female naturalist who is considered a groundbreaker in both botany and zoology. Born in Frankfurt in , in her early twenties, Merian moved to Nuremberg, Germany. In , she published her first book—a catalog of European, moths, butterflies and other insects. The book featured illustrations by Merian.