Moby Dick



“Moby Dick” is a mixed media art by artist Sassan Filsoof. Inspired by the classic novel of the same name by Herman Melville, the depiction of a couple of humpback whales in stylized line work dwarf the fishing boat far above the ocean surface. Using the lines as a metaphor for the fishing lines they are entangled in. 

The artwork has a graphic design style with clean lines and a limited colour palette consisting of bright, vibrant colours. It has a playful, whimsical quality to it, likely due to the bright colours and the dynamic pose of the whale.

The composition of the artwork is dynamic, with the whale’s breach and the angle of the ship creating a sense of movement and energy. The use of colour is also effective in conveying the feeling of the ocean and the power of the whale. The blue tones used for the background are cool and calming, while the white foam at the top of the wave adds a sense of excitement and intensity.

Overall, “Moby Dick” captures the majesty and power of whales, and the limited use of colour and composition helps to convey the sense of adventure and wonder that comes with encountering these majestic creatures in the wild. The artwork would likely appeal to those interested in marine life and the preservation of ocean life, as well as anyone who enjoys dynamic and energetic compositions.

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