Turner’s Whaling Pictures & Moby Dick
|Addresse||869 Main Street/Route 6A|
|At||Cape Cod Museum of Natural History|
869 Main Street/Route 6A
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
JMW Turner’s Whaling Pictures & Moby Dick, a program of readings exploring connections between Turner’s whaling scenes and Herman Melville’s 1851 whaling epic, Moby Dick . Reprising a program he presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for their special exhibit “Turner’s Whaling Pictures,” Tom Lee will read from Melville’s magnificent novel, Moby Dick, and guide a visual exploration of Turner’s pictures, Melville’s prose, and the book that links the two together. This connection between Melville and the great English painter JMW Turner leads some art historians to the tantalizing theory that Melville may have had Turner’s painting “Whalers” in mind while describing the immense “boggy, soggy, squitchy picture” that hangs above the fireplace in the Spouter-Inn in chapter three of Moby-Dick.