Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters
Exhibition at Getty Center, Los Angeles
This exhibition charts the artistic and scientific explorations of German artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647--1717) and her daughters Johanna Helena and Dorothea Maria. Enterprising and adventurous, these women raised the artistic standards of natural history illustration and helped transform the field of entomology, the study of insects. The exhibition presents books, prints, and watercolors by Merian and her contemporaries and features one of the greatest illustrated natural history books of all time, The Insects of Suriname.
More info and slide show: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/merian/