Nov 7, 2013
Jul 6, 2010
Nov 7, 2013

The Spiral

The Spiral


Carl Strüwe

(German, 1898–1988)

Gelatin silver print, micrograph, ferrotyped

Image: 18 x 22.6 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.126



An interest in botanical forms led Strüwe, an artist and graphic designer, to begin making photomicrographs—photographs taken through a microscope. The elegant spiral is the highly magnified proboscis of a butterfly.

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