Guido Mocafico’s Photographs of the Blaschka’s Exquisite Scientific Glass Models

Father and son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka dedicated their lives to creating some of the most exquisite glass models ever produced by human hands over the course of overlapping careers spanning the mid 1800s through the 1930s. Originally from Bohemia, but based in Dresden, the artists used glassblowing techniques to fabricate near lifelike sculptures of plants and invertebrates including jellyfish, snails, sea anemones, corals, hydroids, starfish, sea-cucumbers, and other creatures.
The Blaschka glass models are made from clear, colored, and painted glass, sometimes assembled with wires. More