Manila acclaims Linnaeus

The Tercentenary Lectures on Science and Art, Manila 2007

Dedicated to Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), father of modern biology and his systematic approach based on observation.

It comprises information and insights concerning The Linnaeus Tercentenary Lectures and Contest on Science and Art, Manila 2007.

“Carl Linnaeus’ binomial terminology and classifications of the living things fascinate the public in Philippines. Thanks to a series of lectures that bridge the gap between science and art, more than 1,500 students learn about Linnaeus’s pioneering work, the difficulties researchers face in attempting to classify the extraordinary, and the urgent need of improving the world that surrounds us” (The Manila Report, January 2007).

Latest news from Manila: “After important art exhibits at Oakwood, Alliance Française and The National Museum, Filipino and foreign audiences rediscover the imagery of Mariano Akerman in ten educational institutions across the city. Experts detect in such imagery a thought-provoking ingredient—one that checkmates systematic classification” (Pineapple Times, 31 January 2007).

Educational institutions in which The Tercentenary Lectures on Science and Art take place: British School Manila, University of Santo Tomas, European International School, International School Manila, Ateneo de Manila University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Mahatma Gandhi International School, De La Salle University, Feati University, Star of Hope School in Taytay

"In The Spirit of Linnaeus" is a series of lectures on science and art. All lectures are given by Mariano Akerman.

Ovula ovum L. 1758
Hibiscus sp. L.
Cypraea tigris L. 1758
Conus marmoreus. L. 1758

1. Bravo! Admirable tu trabajo sobre Linnaeus: marca una nueva etapa en tu trayectoria creativa. Estoy segura que abriste una ventana más a los que estuvieron presentes [en las conferencias], en la conjunción del tema de la naturaleza y el arte, a través de Linnaeus. Madre Natura y Arte, se dan la mano, se complementan y se nutren. Un beso. Gina
2. Congratulations! Ayes
3. Wow..! Amazing, great, nice, wise are some of the words that describe them. Many thanks, Mariano.. gab
4. Felicitaciones Mariano! es realmente un gran trabajo, la presentacion está increible, tu trabajo completo es un placer, una sensibilidad exquista y tus pinturas, la composicion, los colores. Lisset
5. I am always amazed and entertained when I visit your blog. Your efforts are certainly appreciated. BS.
6. Very nice presentation, Mariano. I like very much the three slideshows, the way you also 'classified' them (all related to Linnaeus, then nature, and your paintings). I like a lot your use of the color. gab
7. Mariano: Ví tu blog y me maravilla tu versatilidad y tu capacidad
para desarrollar [todo tipo de] temas […]. Ese talento para poder adentrarse en tópicos [diversos …] y profundizarlos como […] un experto no cualquiera lo logra. Me sorprende hasta qué punto y con qué creatividad y humor has hecho el abordaje sobre Linnaeus. Un beso, Mamá.
8. "Opunita ficus-indica," visualized by Akermariano as GENETRIX. Opunita ficus-indica: isn't this the scientific name of the Nopal Cactus?

Three Maxims by Linnaeus
1. "All excess is harmful."
2. "Nature always compensates for a disadvantage by an advantage elsewhere…"
3. "Nothing is more precious than life."

Online resources
In the Spirit of Linnaeus
What a century!
Rara avis
Kingdom and Ecology
The Same Order
El mismo orden