Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Book Review: Fish In Art

Ranging from ancient Egyptian wall art to contemporary photorealist paintings, fish in their countless  aquatic forms have captivated and inspired artists as a subject matter to paint, draw, sculpt, and photograph.

Fish in Art may be the first study devoted to artistic representations of fish in art.  The almost 200 images are spread throughout chapters divided by their depictions in the sea, on the beach, in markets, in the kitchen, on the table, in still waters, in rivers, and on the riverbank.

The author, Christine Jackson combines her academic expertise in natural history with research into art history to illustrate how these depictions of fish connect significantly to the religious, social, political, and economic moments they reflect.

A richly visual treat we are happy to have added to our library's collection and hope you can check it out soon.

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