Art of Astronomy in Photos,
Paintings Opens Oct. 14
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Photographs and paintings celebrating the cosmic and celestial will be on display in two exhibitions opening Saturday, Oct. 14, at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum.
Featuring 150 photographs, The History of Space Photography presents and explains the extraordinary variety and depth of space photographs that have been taken since the development of photography in the first half of the 19th century. The exhibition encompasses the historic, modern and contemporary eras of astronomical photography. Images from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, satellite photography of Earth, and other institutions’ exploration of our solar system will be presented.
Also at the Foosaner, Guardians of the Cosmos: Paintings by Raimundo Martin features colorful, cosmological paintings by award-winning, Miami-based artist Raimundo Martin. Born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, in 1936, Martin studied the fresco technique and color theory at the renowned San Alejandro Academy of Havana, Cuba.
The show features his most recent “Guardians” series, which was influenced by medieval iconography and paintings in the Renaissance and Surrealist styles. According to the artist, the paintings “present archetypes that beckon us toward new dimensions of consciousness…thresholds across which we move into the unknown.”
Admission to these exhibitions, which will remain open through Jan. 6, 2018, is free.
Free Gallery Talk
Jay Belloli, the curator of The History of Space Photography, will deliver a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Foosaner Art Museum. During the free event, Belloli will talk about the photos on display as he walks through the exhibition.