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Asni’s Art Blog: Apocalyptic Space Art

Space art may have started out as a visualization tool for astronomers and physicists, but the artists have turned the scientific concepts into a play with colours and form, which owes more to the abstract painters of the 20th century.
Apocalyptic space art

Closer, by Kenneth Jensen – KennethJensen on DeviantArt

The other week when I was browsing for art about taxes, I stumbled across something entirely else: a whole ream of space art images with a distinctly apocalyptic, Endzeit sort of feel. (I’m not going to speculate on what the connection might be!!)

I followed the trail of links to “similar images” DeviantArt provided for me, and soon found myself deep in outer space, and traveling fast toward the end of the universe. An uncanny and yet fascinating place to be!

I always thought there was something slightly menacing about huge celestial bodies looming on the horizon line of another even huger celestial body. And there is definitely a hint of Ragnarök in those images of suns in the process of burning up or exploding – not to mention the space detritus of asteroid belts, the mortal remains of some long dead planet or sun.

Space art may have started out as a visualization tool for the scientific findings of astronomers and physicists, but the artists have taken those concepts and turned them into something entirely more personal, and emotional: a play with colours and form, which owes more to the abstract painters of the 20th century, than it does to scientific knowledge!

Apocalyptic space art

Aldebaran, by Sniper115A3 on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

asdfghjklkjhgfdsaeruiyyeutgfkjhgrkhajshgajsa……, by Sniper115A3 on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Drifter, by Cody Fitzgerald – CodyFitzgerald on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Eye of Death, by xXKonanandPain on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Fiery Hell, by xXKonanandPain on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Final Moments, by Sniper115A3 on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

L’aube du Pelerin, by Oli_H on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Light Nebula System, by xXKonanandPain on DeviantArt

Apocalyptic space art

Time Isn’t on your Side, by xXKonanandPain on DeviantArt

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