It was a very pleasant day when yours truly, Richard Naples, was announced as one of the winners of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Digital New Zealand (DigitalNZ) GIF IT UP contest. My entry, a flittering butterfly adapted from Maria Sibylla Merian’s Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, won in the Nature and Environment category of the recent contest. This international competition to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text and other material was a great way for DPLA and DigitalNZ to show off their amazing collections.
Tag: Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian, Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumennahrung, 1730, bee hive. September is National Honey Month. “If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.”—Dale Carnegie “Tart more »
Maria Sibylla Merian, Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumennahrung, 1730 Don't worry, cherry blossoms will be featured this month, too . . . But this beautiful engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian was more »
Would a fine 19th-century British lady be likely to shriek and swoon onto a fainting-couch upon seeing these images of monstrous-looking insects? Or would she eagerly pick up a paint more »