Thursday, 23 February 2012

Dylan's contribution to "Fine Art"

Titled: Mega Monster

Perhaps there is a subliminal message; love, peace and good will to all men.  Hmmm, or he is simply drawing.. The Kraken.  Either way, we think he is quite talented... note the skull in the bottom right corner.  I particularly like the diving mask.


In 1830 Alfred Tennyson published the irregular sonnet The Kraken,[18] which described a massive creature that dwelled at the bottom of the sea:
Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

The colossal octopus: a drawing bymalacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort (1801) (based on descriptions by French sailors).


And so you see, great artists and writers have commemorated The Kraken since ancient times.

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