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Astronomical Art Gallery

Welcome to the Astronomical Art Gallery. The Astronomical Art Gallery is all about the art of astronomy. The artwork here is 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. I frequently use such art to illustrate the public presentations that I give about space and astronomy both as a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as the President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies.

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Rorschach Moon digital art

Rorschach Moon
Pastel Moon and nebula

Dissecting NGC4414 digital art

Dissecting NGC4414
A galaxy in Coma Berenices

Dissecting NGC4414 v0 digital art

Dissecting NGC4414 v0
Alternate NGC4414

Fate of the Sister Star digital art

Fate of the Sister Star
Stellar supernova

Mist World digital art

Mist World
An imagined exoplanet

Earth Jazz digital art

Earth Jazz
Great place to live

Fantasy Island digital art

Fantasy Island
A fanciful landscape

 

In addition to this gallery you may wish to visit these other space-related galleries:

Mars Art GalleryFeatures art that depicts scenes of Mars
Moon Art GalleryFeatures art whose subject is the Moon
Space Exploration Art GalleryFeatures artwork depicting the human exploration of space

 

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