When the now-famous image above, possibly the most romantic space exploration image ever taken, hit the net a few days ago, a similarity immediately struck me. One of my favorite modern “romantic realist” artists, Bryan Larsen, painted a nearly identical, visionary image seven years ago, entitled, “How Far We’ve Come“:
Not only is the similarity unbelievable, but both images invoke the same sense of beauty, wonder, and awe-inspired appreciation for what we’ve been able to achieve so far. -Just something I felt compelled to point out.
For more from Larsen, check out his gallery at Quent Cordair Fine Art here. There are a few additional space-inspired paintings in his offerings, as well.