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The Art of Science: remakarkable natural history illustrations from Museum Victoria

by: John Kean
published by: Museum Victoria Publishing

Museum Victoria has published a superbly illustrated book, The Art of Science, to accompany the national touring exhibition which presents the best of its collection of natural history artworks.

The exhibition draws together illustrations from rare books, field sketches, artworks and taxonomic studies of flora and fauna, providing both an historical narrative of the artistic interpretation of nature and a pictorial insight into the lives of the explorers, collectors and artists who set out to discover and record it. It includes works from European artists and naturalists dating back to the 17th century, artistic records from the early discovery of Australia, examples of the museum's extensive collection of scientific art, and more modern interpretations of extinct species.

The author, John Kean, is an independent curator and writer who has curated numerous exhibitions and published extensively on Indigenous art and the representation of nature in Australian museums.

RRP: $49.95

Available: https://museumvictoria.com.au/shop


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