LOOK TO THE SKIES: An Exclusive ARTSY Exhibition
Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition titled LOOK TO THE SKIES featuring artists Lita Albuquerque; Josh Azzarella; Mark Bennett; Dennis Ekstedt; Penelope Umbrico; Cassandra C. Jones; and Lisa Stefanelli.
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Painting the sky, the stars, and the planets is a skill as old as time itself. Long before we as a species knew anything about the universe and our place within it, artists were looking upwards to the skies for inspiration. Artists like Van Gogh, Durer, Trouvelot, and Rudaux, all created art inspired by outer space over the centuries.
Our collective fascination with the skies have inspired artists, astronomers, and visionaries dating as far back as 16,500 B.C., when the earliest representations of constellations appeared in cave paintings in Lascaux, France and Cueva del Castillo, Spain. The book is notable for its use of juxtaposition; rather than being organized chronologically or thematically, LOOK TO THE SKIES presents disparate works side-by-side, highlighting fluctuations in humanity’s understanding of space across vast lengths of time.
Throughout history, artists have contemplated and reflected on the human condition. And what greater human condition is there than our position on this singular planet amidst an ever-expanding celestial unknown? We’ve highlighted seven contemporary artists featured in LOOK TO THE SKIES who’ve grappled with the subject; evaluating humanity’s intimate relationship with the cosmos in thought-provoking visual and sculptural renderings.
LOOK TO THE SKIES features the work of Lita Albuquerque; Josh Azzarella; Mark Bennett; Dennis Ekstedt; Penelope Umbrico; Cassandra C. Jones; and Lisa Stefanelli who each, in their own way, explore their own obsession and attraction to the magic of the last frontier.
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