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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Pastel Moon and nebula
A galaxy in Coma Berenices
Dissecting NGC4414 v0
Planet Riding the Stream of Stars
A blue planet
Fate of the Sister Star
From the Moon to the Stars
An imagined exoplanet
Great place to live
A fanciful landscape
In addition to this gallery you may wish to visit these other space-related galleries:
|Mars Art Gallery||Features art that depicts scenes of Mars|
|Moon Art Gallery||Features art whose subject is the Moon|
|Space Exploration Art Gallery||Features 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