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Brazilian Fishes: Watercolors by Jacques Burkhardt (1865-1866) / Peixes do Brasil: Aquarelas de Jacques Burkhardt (1865-1866)

Art / Photobook
480 pages, colour illustrations
Brazilian Fishes: Watercolors by Jacques Burkhardt (1865-1866) / Peixes do Brasil: Aquarelas de Jacques Burkhardt (1865-1866)
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Language: Bilingual in English and Portuguese

Peixes do Brasil presents for the first time, in a bilingual edition, the complete set of marine and freshwater watercolours drawn by Jacques Burkhardt. It is the largest collection of Brazilian fish drawings by a single artist, of which only a small portion has been published so far. Burkhardt was part of the Thayer Expedition, conceived and led by the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz, with whom he toured the Brazilian territory in the years 1865 and 1866. The value of watercolours, made before the emergence of colour photography, is not limited to artistic aspects, recording important information such as dates and locations, as well as handwritten notes. Some of them, made by Agassiz, highlight his attention to the details of Burkhardt's drawing and reveal traces of the temperament of this controversial figure of nineteenth-century natural sciences.

Summary in Portuguese:
Peixes do Brasil apresenta pela primeira vez, em edição bilíngue, o conjunto completo de aquarelas de peixes marinhos e de água doce elaboradas por Jacques Burkhardt. Trata-se da maior coleção de desenhos de peixes brasileiros elaborados por um único artista, da qual apenas uma pequena parcela havia sido publicada até agora. Burkhardt integrou a Expedição Thayer, idealizada e comandada pelo naturalista suíço Louis Agassiz, com quem percorreu o território brasileiro nos anos de 1865 e 1866. O valor das aquarelas, realizadas antes do surgimento da fotografia colorida, não se limita aos aspectos artísticos, estendendo-se ao registro de informações importantes, como datas e localidades, e também às anotações manuscritas. Algumas delas, feitas por Agassiz, evidenciam sua atenção aos detalhes do desenho de Burkhardt e revelam traços do temperamento de uma figura tão destacada quanto controvertida das ciências naturais do século XIX.

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