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ERNST HAECKEL: ART FORMS IN NATURE

ACTINAE: Seeanemonen (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)

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This species of animal, closely related to the corals, is sometimes called Pedifoggers or Suckers. They are most often found clinging to the bottom of the sea floor. Haeckel's illustration heightens their coloration while retaining their natural forms in meticulous detail. By setting the anemones within a three-dimensional habitat, Haeckel draws on his expertise as a landscape painter.


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