About the plants and animals on RMF Classic

Sunday afternoons on Radio RMF Classic are devoted to nature and ecology. In the program Sunday in the garden (14: 00-18: 00) editor Marta Kubala invites you to listen to stories from the animal world and visits to famous parks and castles.

In each of the nine holiday episodes of the program at 17.30 Łukasz Galusek, programme director of the ICC, Krzysztof Radoszek, author of the concept of the exhibition and its curator, and Dr. Anna Olszewska, co-curator of the exhibition from the Scientific Library of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences, will tell about one of the fascinating works that can be admired at our exhibition.

Episode 9 – Why is Pierre-Joseph Redouté called the Raphael of flowers?

Krzysztof Radoszek talks about the master of botanical illustration, the creator of the atlas of plants from the collection of Józefina Bonaparte in Malmaison.

Episode 8 – Collecting nature albums

Dr. Anna Olszewska tells about the unique collection of Antoni Libra, including the atlas with the works of August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof.

Episode 7 – Porcelain as an atlas of natural history

Łukasz Galusek tells about the table service of Bishop Adam Stanisław Göetzendorf-Grabowski, all of whose vessels are decorated with multicolored flowers and insects modeled on graphic representations.

Episode 6 – Natural history of fish Georges Cuvier

Over 600 colorful boards with fish, 20 years of work by the best zoologists and cartoonists, a spectacular display of editorial possibilities. Krzysztof Radoszek draws attention to the significance and artistic values of the famous "Natural History of Fish" by Georges Cuvier.

Episode 5 - The economic history of German fish

Dr. Anna Olszewska talks about the exploration of native breeding species on the example of the work of Marcus Elieser Bloch.

Episode 4 – Forgotten Polish scientist: Jan Jonston and his encyclopedia of natural history

Forgotten Polish scientist: Jan Jonston and his encyclopedia of natural history. In the 17th century Leszno, this outstanding representative of natural sciences created popular scientific works, as well as modern textbooks for the Jan Amos Comenius gymnasium. Łukasz Galusek talks about Historiae naturalis .

Episode 3 - Francois Levaillant and one of the oldest ornithological color atlases

Francois Levaillant and one of the oldest color ornithological atlases. Krzysztof Radoszek talks about what makes the colorful copperplate engravings of parrots, toucans and birds of paradise from over 200 years old to this day delight with their vivid shades, sophisticated form and precise drawing lines.

Episode 2 - Dr. Anna Olszewska talks about the scientific approach to beekeeping

Beehive - physiocrats - farming in nature. Dr. Anna Olszewska talks about the scientific approach to beekeeping and the work from 1785 Describing the Bee Farm in Szczorsze .

Episode 1 – Łukasz Galusek talks about the work of Maria Sibylla

„Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time” — Maria Sibylla Merian.
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