Moby Dick and Images

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Moby Dick and Images

  1. 3. The Pictorial Chapters <ul><li>Chapter 55: Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 56: Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales and the True pictures of Whaling Scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 57: Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in Sheet-Iron; in Stone; in Mountains; in Stars. </li></ul>
  2. 4. http://www.spudd64.com/ MATT KISH, MOBY-DICK IN PICTURES: ONE DRAWING FOR EVERY PAGE [2009 - 2011]
  3. 7. Turner: Snow Storm: Steamboat off a Harbour’s Mouth, 1842 ‘ A boggy, soggy, squitchy picture truly, enough to drive a nervous man distracted. Yet there was a sort of indefinite, half-attained, unimaginable sublimity about it that fairly froze you to it’… (p13)
  4. 8. <ul><li>‘ the verbal representation of visual representation’ </li></ul><ul><li>James Heffernan, Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery (1993) p.7 </li></ul>Ekphrasis
  5. 14. Goldsmith’s Animated Nature (1876)
  6. 16. Hogarth, Perseus Descending (1730)
  7. 17. Ambroise Louis Garneray (1783–1857), &quot;Peche de la Baleine” and “Peche du Cachalot”
  8. 18. Scrimshaw
  9. 20. <ul><li>‘ I shall ere long paint to you as well as one can without canvas, something like the true form of the whale as he actually appears to the eye of the whaleman’. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ the great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last’. </li></ul>
  10. 22. Jackson Pollock, Blue (Moby Dick) c. 1943

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