Fairy tales cast goldfish as wish-granters. Goldfish represent abundance to the Chinese. Capture some of that magic by adding goldfish artwork into your decor. During the Song Dynasty in ancient China people began breeding carp and created goldfish that were kept in outdoor ponds and water gardens. Classic art examples of goldfish include Charles Courtney Curan's 'The Goldfish, 1911,' Expressionist artist Henri Matisse's 'Goldfish' and Japanese artist Koson Ohara's 'Two Goldfish.' Photographic prints can offer a scenic look at goldfish in ornamental ponds or get whimsical by adding shark fins to the fish or bringing other animals in to play.