Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Quick Art of Diving - Underwater Surgery

Here's a quickie for you, another of Walter Molino's wonderful paintings for La Domenica Del Corriere. This one, from May 1958, shows some underwater surgery taking place in a Florida aquarium. The surgeons performed "an unprecedented operation. The patient was a "Jew fish," one of those monstrous and gigantic beings that belong to the family Serranidae. Surgery was required to remove from the body of the fish a bulky object that the animal had swallowed some time before."

 
 
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