A thread of optimistic science/fiction art.
First up, Bryan Larsen's joyful inspiration: https://www.bryanlarsen.com/gallery/
Paul Calle had breakfast with the Apollo 11 astronauts on launch day and sketched them preparing for the launch.
SpacePretzel creates the kinds of landscapes that fertilize the imagination.
Daniel Špaček, an illustrator from planet Earth. Charm and whimsy!
Jedidiah Dore does colorful, breezy illustration in pen and watercolor. He's a regular illustrator of goings ons at NASA. https://www.jedidore.com/space-exporation
I haven't been able to find the artist responsible for these postage stamps from Central African Republic in the 1980s. But look at them! Beautiful stuff! (If you know the artist, reach out.)
Lucien Rudaux was an astronomer and artist who did accurate space-themed paintings in the 1920's and 30's.
Justinas Vitkus creates great extraplanetary vistas.
Why optimistic art gives us things to try for.
First pic is a painting by Chesley Bonestell in 1951.
Second pic, SpaceX, this week.
@readsteven That is a perfect comparison. And what a wonderful thread!
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