Paper Zoo. Animals in Prints and in Book Illustration

Tiziana Pesenti


Science and art live together in animal images from the Renaissance, but a fine artistic rendering of the live animals dates only from the eighteenth century. The studies on the art of natural history in the last years explore the role of images and texts, the forms of collaboration between scientists and artists, the engraving and paintings techniques.

Key words: Art of natural history- Animal artist- Zoological artist

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