THE BAUER BROTH­ERS: IM­AGES OF NA­TURE

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Reviews -

t is de­light­ful to look at th­ese pages, na­ture is ev­i­dent, art con­cealed,” said botanist Jo­hann Goethe when de­scrib­ing the beau­ti­ful paint­ings of Franz Bauer and his brother Fer­di­nand. Now a col­lec­tion of their de­tailed botan­i­cal and zo­o­log­i­cal il­lus­tra­tions from the 18th and 19th cen­turies has been pub­lished to tie in with the launch of an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Nat­u­ral History Mu­seum, Lon­don, named ‘The Bauer Broth­ers: Mas­ters of Sci­en­tific Illustrati­on’. The ex­hi­bi­tion re­veals how the sib­lings viewed the nat­u­ral world, through 100 paint­ings from the mu­seum’s ar­chives. It runs from 7 Novem­ber 2015 to 26 Fe­bru­ary 2017, and en­try is free.

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