27 November 2009

Robert McCall: NASA Space Art

If you've read 2001 A Space Odyssey, or licked a stamp with NASA art on it: chances are that you are familiar with Robert McCall. His paintings grew in popularity during the 1960's, after being featured in LIFE magazine. To me, his art communicates excitement, curiosity and a tinge of fear. Perhaps one of the more engaging qualities is found in the pieces that incorporate the American Southwest terrain, as if it is space.

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