Saturday, December 20, 2008

Darwin 200



February 12th 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, arguably the most influential scientist of modern times (in ways that he himself would never have imagined). No single researcher since has matched his collective impact on the natural and social sciences; on politics, religion and philosophy; on art and cultural relations. Nature magazine commissioned this portrait (c.1840) for the cover. Art direction by Barbara Izdebska.

3 Comments:

Blogger joe has a face said...

That is very lovely, loving the pidgeon on his head. also nice to see a younger darwin, usually the beard gets all the play.

i did a darwin illustration back in feb too :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/joelist/3278739482/

2:32 pm  
Blogger ballookey said...

Love it! This is the opposite of the usual Darwin illustration. So young, colorful, alive. Nice.

6:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautifully rendered picture of Darwin!

8:08 pm  

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