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Amelia,
This is a nice book of their drawings:
http://m.cmog.org/publication/drawing-upon-nature-studies-blaschkas-glass-models-0

Rudolf, the son, did most of the drawings. He traveled around the world documenting specimens to recreate in glass with his father, Leopoldo, in Dresden. Sounds like my dream job....

I haven't checked out the video yet but look forward to. 

Gretchen

www.gretchen.halpert.com


On Feb 11, 2014, at 12:39 PM, Amelia Janes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I was struck with the possibility that the father and son artists came across as people I could relate to--less like eccentric geniuses.

I'll have to look up the drawings, I've probably seen images of them before but not put it all together.

Amelia Janes
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On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Gretchen Halpert wrote:

 The Blaschka's works are amazing. In college, my botany taxonomy class would take field trips to the Glass Flower collections at Harvard/ the Peabody Museum and our GNSI-NE chapter regularly went there to sketch. Cornell has some invertebrates, and the Corning Museum of Glass ( where I am at this very moment) has some 400+ objects in their collection.  http://m.cmog.org/mobile/collections/search/results/artwork?query=Blaschka&category=0&op=Search&form_build_id=form-zlvhsW_04xYdBv5w88gXEKZgtxJu9p7_i-2AhTK_7f0&form_id=corning_mobile_collections_artwork_search_form

The BEST collection we have at CMoG is all Blaschka's original drawings. One can visit the museum library, ask to see the drawings, and pour through boxes of them ( which I have done). This collection was one of the field trips during the GNSI Ithaca conference. 

I've done a school session here at CMoG  "Drawing Like the Blaschka's". Lots of fun, especially for me. 

Gretchen

www.gretchen.halpert.com


On Feb 11, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Natalya Zahn < [log in to unmask])" target="">[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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Were you aware of the Blaschka glass flower collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History? There are a few sea creature specimens in the collections, which only make it out for exhibit very rarely, but the flowers are always on display, and they are like nothing you've ever seen. More than worth a trip to Cmbridge, MA, if you're within driving distance. [log in to unmask])" target="">

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOx5H5vNx4

Thank you for sharing this!
-Natalya


On Feb 11, 2014, at 7:24 AM, Amelia Janes wrote:


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Some of you are probably familiar with these models, but they are new to me. So beautifully made!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI83KEkUrTE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOx5H5vNx4

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