Monday, May 2, 2011

The man who gave us so many scenes from the worlds of our solar system and beyond, Chesley Bonestell, also gave us otherworldly scenes of planet Earth.

Chesley Bonestell — Oriental Scene — 1973

5 comments:

borky said...

Yes, even the pagoda has a touch of space base, space rocket about it.

Oddly, though, given how so many of his images were about lifeless bleakness in a harsh unforgiving universe, the mountains're almost like amorphic masses of sentient energy, the trees like a parade of curious scientist black lacquer spiny creatures, come to investigate the strange artificial interloper newly arrived on their world.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Borky, I love that interpretation. Thank you!

joe bloke said...

win.

churchy la femme said...

I can remember his covers for Fantasy and Science Fiction used to fascinate me!

ToB said...

Thank you for posting this - as always your posts enlighten and inspire.