Welcome to the Astronomical Art Gallery. The Astronomical Art Gallery is all about the art of astronomy. The pictures in the Astronomical Art Gallery are a combination of photorealistic and impressionistic interpretations of both real and imagined planets, moons, stars, and nebulae.
My motivation for creating astronomical art is to share my fascination of the many wonders of the universe with others. In fact I frequently use such art to illustrate the public presentations that I give about space and astronomy as a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. With respect to our attempts to understand the universe around us, Buckminster Fuller put it nicely when he said that "Everything you've learned in school as obvious becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe."
In addition to this gallery, you may also be interested in visiting one of the following galleries:
Clicking on either the picture thumbnail or the picture's name will take you to that picture's gallery page.
A Moon and nebula using a pastel palette
Analyzing NGC4414, a galaxy in Coma Berenices
Dissecting NGC4414 v0
Alternate take on NGC4414, a galaxy in Coma Berenices
Planet Riding the Stream of Stars
A blue planet for a blue universe
Fate of the Sister Star
Painting of a stellar supernova
From the Moon to the Stars
The Moon amidst a galaxy of stars.
An imagined exoplanet
Great place to live
A fanciful landscape
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Nature proved beautiful when it wore the appearance of art; and art can only be termed beautiful, where we are conscious of its being art, while yet it has the appearance of nature.
Kant, Critique of Aesthetic Judgment