Hardback 248pp Illustrated 247x187mm
9781861898999   Product Code: 20323
From fresco painters in Pompeii, through 17th century Dutch masters to contemporary illustrators, fish have been an inspiration to artists throughout history. With 195 reproductions of a great variety of art and artefacts, this study explores how fish have been depicted since the second millenium BCE. Each chapter looks at fish in a different environment - the sea, the market, the kitchen or the river - and discusses the economic, political and religious factors that influenced artists.