Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 2nd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 2nd fl., Seminar Rm. 216

Water Scorpion, Giant Water Beetle and Frogs

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.101.1
Artist:
Maria Sibylla Merian
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
circa 2000
Description:
Lavender colored flower surrounded by two bugs (scorpion on the lower left, water beetle on the upper right) and a frog at bottom right near tadpoles.
Historical Context:
Maria Sibylla Merian was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects, and made detailed paintings of them. Her detailed observations and documentation made her a significant contributor to entomology. This illustration was reproduced from an original watercolor painting from her book "Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam".

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
reproductive prints