1. What is space art
Space art is any form of art, such as painting or sculpture, that contains elements related to outer space and exploration. It takes many shapes and forms like music, movies, literature- all the things we love about space. The IAAA is the world’s only guild of artists dedicated to creating images of space. They paint, draw, sculpt, blow glass, and move pixels to show galaxies, stars, planets, moons, anywhere that the imagination can go, but a camera cannot (yet!)
FINDING OPPORTUNITY / credit PRISCILLA THOMAS / IAAA
Finding Opportunity; oil on paper; – When rover Opportunity ‘died’, legions of fans from around the globe mourned the loss as they would for a dear friend. This concept piece illustrates our finding and uncovering a dust-covered Opportunity. One priority in any development of Mars will be preserving historic sites. Finding and preserving the rover Opportunity will surely be one of these.
2. The history of space art
The history of space art is divided into two categories: science fiction and documentary. Documentary space art has its roots in the 19th century and early 20th century with writers such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs whose books inspired artists like Chesley Bonestell and others to create images of space and what it would look like. Later on during the early 1960s we had great advancement in mathematical art that lead to more realistic paintings.
3. Ways to create your own space art
Today space art is more popular than ever, with many people expressing themselves through the art like movie posters and drawings on Instagram. To create your own space art, you must have an imagination of what the future of space travel could look like.
4. How do you feel about space exploration?
The best part about exploration is that it takes us out of our comfort zones and pushes the boundaries of what we know, what we can do, and where we can go. As humans, these are the kind of things that help us grow- in our relationships, in our careers, in our thinking. We need to push the boundaries in order to feel like we are alive and exploring is simply fulfilling that instinct.
Space exploration brings together people from all walks of life- scientists working together with artists, writers... you name it! This really shows how important it is, and it unites us as humans.
5. Why do you think space art is important?
Space art lets our imaginations run wild, which can inspire the future of space travel and exploration. It makes people feel like they are part of something big and helps to expand the audience even more about what space really is. Art is important because it brings together people of all kinds- whether you are an engineer or a rocket scientist, artists can also express themselves by creating space art and take part in the community too.
Space art is also important because it helps to shape the future of space travel. We need more funding for further research and discoveries, and a lot of that can be done by reaching out to people through art.
6; did you say Space art ?
The visual art category about outer space. The Pillars of Creation are located in the Eagle Nebula. "Space art" is also known as "astronomical art", which describes a modern form of artistic expression that aims to showcase the wonders of our Universe. Space Art, like other genres, has many aspects. It includes realism and impressionism, hardware art, sculptures, abstract imagery, and even zoological arts. Although artists have been creating art using astronomical elements for many years, Space Art is still in its infancy. It was created when humans were able to see the world from space and create artistic representations of what they see. The artist, regardless of their style, is trying to communicate ideas related to space. This includes an appreciation for the vastness and variety that surrounds us. Artists who consider themselves Space Artists may use illustration and painting to communicate scientific findings or works depicting the space. Some have also had the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and artists in an effort to expand the arts, humanities and cultural expression related to space exploration. For many decades, visual artists have explored space using traditional painting media. Many are now using digital media to achieve similar goals. (en.wikipedia.org)
R. A. Smith and Chesley Bonestell, as well as Lucien Rudaux and David A. Hardy Ludek Pesek, were among the pioneers of the genre. They worked with astronomers to create space exploration plans. In fact, NASA's second administrator James E. Webb initiated the Space Art program four years after it was founded. Bonestell's artwork was renowned for its depiction of exotic worlds and their alien beauty. This gave the viewer a sense not only of the destination but also of how to get there. (en.wikipedia.org)
What's Space Art?
"Space Art" (or Astronomical Art) is a genre of modern artistic expression that emerged from knowledge and ideas about outer space. It can be used as inspiration as well as as a way to promote and visualize space travel. Space Art, like other artistic genres, has many aspects. It includes realism and impressionism as well as hardware, sculpture, abstract imagery and even zoological art. Although artists have been creating art using astronomical elements for many years, Space Art is still in its infancy. It was created when humans were able to see the world from space and create artwork depicting what they see. The artist, regardless of their style, is trying to communicate ideas related to space. This includes an appreciation for the infinite wonder and vastness of our Universe.
Many sources of inspiration are found in the Cosmos,
which has influenced our ability to collect and propagate. The first photos of the whole Earth taken by satellites and the manned Apollo missions gave rise to a new perception of the world as an isolated place and encouraged ideas about the unity of humanity.
Artists will be able to express themselves in a way that is unimaginable today if they can finally live and play in zero gravity as part of the hoped-for migration of Humanity beyond Earth.
Since the beginning of time, visual artists have explored Space through traditional painting media. Many people are using digital media to achieve similar goals. Picture essay and science fiction magazines used to be a popular outlet for Space Art. They featured dramatic alien landscapes and spaceships. R. A. Smith and Ludek Persek were among the pioneers of Space Art in the early days. They worked with astronomers to create space exploration plans and provided input to experts in infant rocketry to help them reach a wider audience. Bonestell's paintings were renowned for their depiction of exotic worlds and their alien beauty. This gave the viewer a sense of where they are going, as well as the technology to get there.
Astronomical, or Space Art, is largely a result of Bonestell's artistic standards.
It is an aspect art whose primary focus is to give the viewer visual impressions and images of exotic and alien places in the Cosmos. Space Art has many sub-genres, each with its own characteristics. Space Art, like any other artistic expression, must be executed according to the same aesthetics and craftsmanship as any other artistic movement. Below are some examples of Space Art and the sub-genres that the IAAA is a subscriber to. All artwork is taken from The Beauty of Space by the IAAA and used with permission. Copyright remains with each artist.
Descriptive Realism, also known as "Rocks and Balls", is a form of Space Art. Descriptive Realism, which is a direct descendant of Chesley Bonestell and Lucien Rudaux's artistic standards, is an aspect space art whose primary focus is to present a viewer with a scientifically accurate visual representation of alien places in our Cosmos.
Cosmic Impressionism, also known as "Swirly art" Space Art, which is similar to impressionist works, uses color and form to convey the artist's impression of the subject matter. Space Art does not have to be exact, precise, detailed or adhere to scientific principles. Although the subject matter is looser, it still clearly reflects space.
Hardware Art, also known as "Nuts and Bolts", is a form of hardware art. Hardware Art is often similar to Descriptive Realism, but it focuses on the details of the hardware used in spaceships, probes and equipment.
Space sculpture. Space sculpture is more difficult to identify as such because they are often more symbolic or abstract. For example, a rocket shape, stained glasses windows that represent stellar objects, or a sculpted piece specifically designed for zero gravity displays. Space Art's primary inspiration is, however, the same as any other styles: it is space itself.
Cosmic Zoology. Although the question of whether there is other life in this universe remains unanswered, artists can speculate and envision the possibilities. Cosmic Zoology depicts extraterrestrial life in extraterrestrial settings.
Astronomical Photography. Astronomical Photography, a type of extra-terrestrial photography that is usually done via space probes, is where a photo has been deliberately framed to put aesthetic value above scientific value.
"Art in Space" refers to another type of artistic creation or genre that makes use of the environment and conditions of space as part of its media. This includes art made in free-fall, zero gravity sculpture, orbital plasma gaz displays and other similar media.