Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Moon Drawings

The University of Oxford's Museum for the History of Science has provided this online version of their exhibition `Moonscope' held from 24 May to 16 September 2007. This exhibition featured the lunar drawings of the 18th century artist, John Russell, better known for his pastel portraits. Eleven of Russell`s 180 mounted sketches dating from 1764-1805 that were featured in the exhibition are shown on the website. Also included is an essay by Professor Brian Catling, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, on the 21st century lunar paintings of Rebecca Hind, as well as a short film `Ebb and Flow' by Tila Rodriguez-Past, featuring Rebecca Hind.
Link: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/moonscope/
Access: Free