Friday, May 22, 2009

Mysterious Pleiades

The Pleiades, over the centuries, have exerted a strong influence on the human imagination, stretching from realms of goddesses to alien civilizations. 

Above is a photo from a Carl Sagan book, and below is a painting by Elihu Vedder, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both images are mysterious in their own ways.

Below, a study for the painting above.

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