• Francq Volders

    Galerij XXI

    At the turn of the century, Ernst Haeckel published Kunstformen in der Natur (Artistic forms in nature), a collection of microscopic photographs of radiolarians. His book lent substance to the analogy between nature and art, an analogy that, aiming at the reconciliation of nature and science, has still lost nothing of its popularity, even today. There is hardly a scientist whose sense of beauty does not thrive in a realm somewhere between the patterns of fractal geometry and holography, an esthetic that conforms to popular notions of beauty more than to a taste for Mondrian, Malevich, or

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