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What is Space Art? Types of Space Art

 

What is Space Art? Types of Space Art


What is space? Almost any consideration of space in the art can begin with this question. The definition of space tells us little about its characteristics other than that it exists only in relation to something or someone. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the cosmos as "the limitless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction."

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Space art is a genre of contemporary artistic expression emerging from space-related knowledge and ideas, both as a source of inspiration and as a means to visualize and promote space travel. Like other genres of art, space art has many facets and includes realism, impressionism, hardware, sculpture, abstract imagery, even zoological art. Whatever the stylistic path, the artist tends to attempt to convey ideas that are somehow related to space, often including an appreciation of the infinite variety, wonder, and vastness of the universe that surrounds us.

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Frank Lloyd Wright, a very talented artist said that "Space is the breath of art". What Wright meant was that, unlike many other elements of art, space is found in almost every work of art. Artists imply space, photographers capture space, sculptors rely on space and form, and architects build space. It is a fundamental element in every fine art.
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The cosmos contains many sources of visual inspiration, which our growing ability to collect and distribute has spread through popular culture. The first photographs of the entire Earth, taken by satellites and the Apollo manned missions, brought a new sense of our world as an island in empty space and promoted the essential unity of humanity.

If and when artists are finally given the opportunity to live and play in zero gravity as part of the hope of Humanity's migration beyond Earth, artistic expressions will emerge that is incomprehensible today.

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For decades, visual arts practitioners have explored space in their minds using traditional means of drawing. Many are now using digital media to achieve similar goals. Science fiction and picture-essay magazines were once one of the best Space Art's main outlets, often featuring planets, spaceships, and dramatic alien landscapes. Lucien Rudaux, R. A. Smith, Chesley Bonestell, and Ludek Pesek were some of the main artists in the early years of the genre, heavily involved in the visualization of space exploration proposals with input from astronomers and infant rocket science experts looking to spread their ideas to a wider audience. The strength of the work of Bonestella, in particular,

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Astronomical or space art is largely the result of Bonestell's artistic standards and is an aspect of art whose main focus is to give the viewer a visual experience of alien and exotic places in the Cosmos. There are several sub-genres of space art, each with its own unique characteristics. As with any other form of artistic expression, a Space Art piece must be successful according to the standards of aesthetics and craftsmanship that apply to any piece from any art movement.

Cosmic Impressionism OR Swirly Art

Cosmic Impressionism OR Swirly Art
Like works done during the Impressionist era, Space Artworks in the Space Impressionist style use color and form to give the viewer the artist's idea of the subject matter without trying to be technically precise, highly detailed or adhering to known scientific principles. Even though the subject is freer, it is still clearly inspired by space.

Hardware Art OR Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and Bolts

Hardware art is generally similar to Descriptive Realism but focuses on the detailed description of spacecraft hardware, probes, and equipment used in outer space.

Space Sculpture

Space Sculpture

Space sculpture works are harder to recognize as such, as they tend to be more symbolic or abstract in nature, such as the shape of a rocket, stained glass windows depicting stellar objects, or sculptural artwork designed specially to be displayed in zero gravity. However, the main inspiration for three-dimensional works of space art is the same as for other styles, space itself.

Space Zoology

Space Zoology

While the question of another life in the universe has yet to be answered, artists can speculate about it and imagine the possibilities. Space zoology is the description of extraterrestrial life in alien environments.

Astronomic Photography

Astronomic Photography

Astronomical photography is a form of extraterrestrial photography, usually by space probes, where the photograph is purposely created so that the aesthetic value exceeds the scientific value.      

                           Art In Space

The term "Art In Space" describes another genre or artistic creation that uses the conditions and environment of space itself as parts of its environment, such as free-fall art, zero-span sculptures, orbital plasma gas displays, and similar environments.

Glowing Radiance Wall Art Astronomic Photography
Glowing Radiance Wall Art (c) AgnesmyUniverse

The artist from “AgnesMyUniverse” proposes to expand the boundaries of contemporary art to universal scales, while medium-mass stars at a certain stage of their evolution can become the material for creating objects of Space Art. Each of the eight space sculpture projects is based on a real binary star system in which a planetary nebula will form in the foreseeable future.


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