Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PARIS (AP) — A major Edward Hopper retrospective in Paris reveals that the 20th century painter known for his rendering of American life drew inspiration from France.
The show’s curator Didier Ottinger told the Associated Press on Monday that Hopper was “a lifelong Francophile” who first visited Paris in 1906. That was just after an important exhibition of the influential Fauvism movement known for its strong used of color.
Ottinger said Hopper clearly took influence from participating artists like Henri Matisse, adding: “You can see it in his large, solid color masses.”
The illuminating exhibit, which opens at the Grand Palais Wednesday, includes some 128 Hopper works — such as masterpieces “Nighthawks” and “Soir Bleu” — alongside 35 comparative works from other artists.
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.