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Chesley Bonestell and the Landscape of the Moon

14 Jun 2012, 13:21 UTC
Chesley Bonestell and the Landscape of the Moon
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The influence of the arts on our popular culture is well known. The television generation grew up with Forbidden Planet and Star Trek, shaping our sensibilities and expectations about space travel. The genre of “space art” enlightened and expanded our minds and ignited our imaginations. The sixties and seventies brought us “space” artists with their [...]

Chesley Bonestell's "Conquest of Space" (1949)
The influence of the arts on our popular culture is well known. The television generation grew up with Forbidden Planet and Star Trek, shaping our sensibilities and expectations about space travel. The genre of “space art” enlightened and expanded our minds and ignited our imaginations. The sixties and seventies brought us “space” artists with their startlingly realistic vistas of unvisited worlds and ancient times. Authors, writing for all ages and levels of interest, found eager audiences. From the beginning, the space age left an indelible mark on many.
The spiritual father of these efforts was an artist from the earlier half of the century. Renowned for what was called “astronomical art,” Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986) painted some of the most famous and classic works of space art. His sequence showing the ringed giant planet Saturn from its various moons ...

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