The moon, the sun, the stars are just a few small items in an infinite universe. The theme of Astrology strives to capture the infinity beauty of that infinite universe.
From prehistoric cave paintings to 21st century art, astrology and the cosmic elements have heavily influenced art and inspired artists throughout time. The zodiac signs and the understanding of extra-terrestrial elements, for instance, have been a great subject of inspiration for the arts. From that, art and astrology have taken on many different forms.
Taking a look at some well-known pieces of art created by world renowned artists, we can see how astrology has influenced art throughout the times. Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is a cryptic portrayal of the zodiac - each of the 12 disciples representing a zodiac sign and the characteristics they hold.
Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, created The Dove series referring to the signs of the zodiac. Salvador Dali created the lithography The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac, which was recreated onto Tarot cards. Even Andy Warhol used astrological symbols in 1959 when he printed the twelve signs of the zodiac with hand-written interpretations.
But not only is the theme of astrology in art symbolic, it can also celebrate the literal beauty of astrology. Astrophotography is the art of capturing the night’s sky through photography. Long exposure shots create a dazzling showering of stars circling the landscape. A short exposure captures the Milky Way, sprinkling over the skyline. There is also astrophotography through the use of a telescopic lens that captures the moon in its full glory. Although astrophotography was originally used as a means to study the universe, it has grown into a form of art that celebrates and glorifies astrology.
When it comes to the theme of astrology, UP & COMING ART have a unique and interesting collection of artwork in all forms of mediums, styles, size and colours. If you’re in the market for an out-of-this-world piece of art to add to your collection, purchase for a friend with a passion for the extraterrestrial or you have a genuine interest in astrology, symbolism and cosmic imagery, we have a selection of art for you to choose from.
Slovakian artist Vsualmaster combines bold colours and magical shapes with vibrant light and new age technology to create his artwork. Take a look at his limited edition digital artwork, Out There. The piece combines the mystique of the sacred symbols with the extra-terrestrial.
If you’re interested in some abstract oil paintings, Japanese Moonlight by Dutch artist Paul Berbée captures the imagery of the full moon reflected across the ocean. Being a former surfer and shop owner, Berbée has a deep rooted love for the ocean. With Japanese Moonlight, he not only expresses his feelings of the ocean but also his love of the moon.
Opting for more classical imagery, Heather Buchanan’s photograph of the moon, Eayst, captured during lockdown in 2020. The limited edition piece celebrates the moon and astrology as it is, in its pure form.
Searching our collection of astrology themed artwork, you are sure to find something that matches your desires.
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