From the Archives: various species of fish from Renard’s Poissons, écrevisses et crabes
In an effort not to disappoint Europeans who saw collections of preserved tropical fish lacking their brilliant colors, Louis Renard (1678-1746) compiled the book Poissons, with fancifully colored engraved plates depicting fish and crustaceans from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Mangeuse de pastèque et homme écrivant [Woman eating watermelon and man writing], 13 May 1965
Bridget Riley, Untitled (Study for Circular Movement), 1961
Ink, gouache and pencil on paper