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How to Read Moby Dick

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Activities: Artists and Moby Dick

Moby Dick has inspired artists in all mediums. Perhaps you will find an idea here.
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This painting captures all the symbols that the reader noted in Moby Dick.
art2
This sculpture includes the numerology associated with the novel.
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This painting captures Pip's experience after being thrown overboard into the sea.
art4

This watercolor captures the action of the whale hunt.

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This painting illustrates the reader's interpretation of Ahab's quotation: "All things are but pasteboard masks...."
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See the Moby cartoon collection here.
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legomoby
A Lego creation
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Ben, age 7, has not read the novel, yet, but he knows about Moby. He built his Lego Moby and Pequod close to scale.

Consider the possibilities for musical composition in all genres. Here are recordings of traditional sea shanties of the nineteenth century.