Scrimshaw of San Juan Nepomuceno by Noemi Rafel

Scrimshaw of San Juan Nepomuceno by Noemi Rafel

 

The Spanish artist Noemí Rafel often finds her inspirational source in historic motifs which are portrayed on tiny surfaces in an incredibly detailed way. On a sperm whale tusk Noemí depicted the famous Spanish ship of the line San Juan Nepomuceno, which took part in the epic naval battle of Trafalgar in the early 19th century. Although the Spanish-French fleet was defeated and San Juan Nepomuceno was lost to England, the ship has found its place in history for its brave crew. Noemi acknowledges this historic memory through her outstanding scrimshaw art.

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