Radiolarie - No. 2
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"Science Art is the insatiable longing of white light, refracted by Terran incarnations, shimmering in all colors" (Manfred P. Kage).
Radiolaria (radiolarians) are microscopic unicellular organisms that occur exclusively in the sea and form aesthetically beautiful skeletons of silica. About 50 of these skeletons fit on a pencil dot.
Type of image: REM - color
Kage has always made it his artistic and challenging task to uncover the aesthetics of the tiniest micro-worlds visually and to make them tangible to the viewers of his works, to make the invisible and the hidden visible and to merge the micro- with the meso- and macrocosm. Kage illuminates the unknown and the hidden, the exotic ornaments of life and metamorphoses of our world, the inevitable connection of our human existence with nature and the cosmos- embedded in the "all-encompassing rhythm of chaos and order."
In 1976 Kage was the first private person in Germany to receive a scanning electron microscope, and in 1977 he developed the first coloring for scanning electron microscopy directly on the instrument with a gammadis discriminator. In 1977, he established his multispectral "SEM science art" with this invention and later with spectacular moving SEM images. He was also one of the first science photographers to show moving SEM images.
Manfred P. Kage (*1932 - 2019) lives and works in Weißenstein (Germany)