Saturday, August 30, 2014

BEAUTY: Painting--Erik Olson

Canadian artist Erik Olson (I posted his "Architectural Faces" previously here) did a series of paintings of our solar system, from Mercury all the way out to poor Pluto which has been banished as a planet. I love how he uses the ancient Greek names (like Aphrodite, Zeus, and Cronus) for the planets as well as the Roman names we are all familiar with. I also love how his colors and brushowrk are so painterly: regular readers have heard me say before that I love when painters use their medium like cake frosting!

And for good measure, I included his image called The Gateway (Hubble Deep Field), looking out our backyard into the rest of the universe... wow...

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