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-Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars
-The Art of Natural History
-Mark Catesby
-Exotic Botany
-Mammals: Audubon's Final Journey
-Alexander Wilson
-Drawn from the Sea
-Empire Elegance: the age of Redouté
-Preserving Audubon: The Bien Edition Restoration P
-The Plant Hunters
-The Illustrated Bird
-New Treasures: Recent Museum Acquisitions
-Slither
-Painting History
-Artistry & Necessity
-Omnis Ex Ovo
-Daring Pursuits
-Garden of Earthly Delights
-Owls
-Bishop & the Apothecary
-Images from the Sea Shore
-People of the Sky: Bird Spirits in American Indian
 

  Drawn from the Sea

Drawn from thr SeaJune 8-September 5, 2010

The power of art to convey truths about the natural world is most evident in depicting creatures living in the sea. Natural history books of the 18th and 19th centuries were illustrated by artists whose task was to convincingly translate the image of a moving animal onto a sheet of paper. Among the classic publications of this era were those devoted to invertebrate zoology – from lavish expedition reports to scientific journals that focused on classification and identification. 

 

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