Pictures of the moon?
September 13, 2013 12:49 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for paintings, sketches, and other visual art that features the moon. Show me your favorite moon-related imagery!
posted by aaanastasia to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The cover of Goodnight Moon is pretty iconic, I think. My mind also immediately pulled up the back cover of Klaatu's first album.
posted by jbickers at 1:07 PM on September 13, 2013

A Trip to the Moon.

So elegant!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:08 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Moon Diamond print

it's a photo of the moon, collage-d up into a print of a diamond!
posted by euphoria066 at 1:12 PM on September 13, 2013

I'm not sure if it's art or comedy or both. But it's favourite moon related thing:

I'm the Moon
posted by jujulalia at 1:26 PM on September 13, 2013

I remember a lot of moon images in Japanese woodblock prints. Here, here, and here are a few from just one artist, Ando Hiroshige.
posted by Empidonax at 1:37 PM on September 13, 2013

Boing Boing just had a recent article about Walter Goodacre, an amateur astronomer who published a hand-drawn map of the moon in 1910. Includes a link to the University College London site where you can zoom into and explore it.
posted by sapere aude at 1:46 PM on September 13, 2013

The Flickr group It's Only a Paper Moon, if photography is of interest.
posted by ryanshepard at 1:51 PM on September 13, 2013

Ansel Adams - Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite Valley
posted by hydrophonic at 1:53 PM on September 13, 2013

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day features the moon.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 2:07 PM on September 13, 2013

We Like The Moon.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 2:08 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

The book Full Moon is full of the most gorgeous, most ridiculously amazing pictures of the moon, taken by Apollo astronauts.
posted by dayintoday at 2:08 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Maxfield Parrish: New Moon
posted by trip and a half at 2:11 PM on September 13, 2013

Pinterest is good for pictures
posted by theora55 at 2:55 PM on September 13, 2013

Alan Bean's paintings of the moon often includes actual moondust from his trip.
posted by Sophont at 3:07 PM on September 13, 2013

Eric Carle's Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me has pages that fold outward, with long, yellow ladders stretching towards the moon, made in Carle's collage/watercolor style.
posted by missmary6 at 3:20 PM on September 13, 2013

seconding the book 'full moon' ...there's two editions of it...look for the first one, it's bigger, and the story of its making is facinating (in a nutshell, most of the Apollo images you've seen are made from copies of copies of the negatives (made upon return from the moon), with loss of resolution with each iteration, (the original negatives have been in cold storage ever since) and the ones in the book are fresh, ultra-high resolution digital scans of the original negatives, and are clear enough that, for the first time, neal armstrong can be clearly seen on the surface (reflected in Buzz Aldrin's visor...Neal had the camera)...also, if you can make it to New York, large prints of these are at the Rose Center planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History...and some of the panoramas are 6x10 FEET or bigger (!)

also, the moon is quite colorful, due to the minerals in its surface, however we can't see them because the colors are too image search 'moon enhanced color' (usually done by stacking multiple exposures)'s uh-maz-ing!
posted by sexyrobot at 3:59 PM on September 13, 2013

John Russell's drawings of the moon are amazing.

As far as I can remember they were drawn in pastels, are about 2x2 meters, are eerily accurate and were drawn from his observations through a telescope.

Here's a comparison of one of them with a photo for example.
posted by Ned G at 4:05 PM on September 13, 2013

Goodnight Moon! It always seemed kinda creepy as a kid, but also very comforting.
posted by masquesoporfavor at 4:12 PM on September 13, 2013

Pixar's animated short La Luna.
posted by moons in june at 5:31 PM on September 13, 2013

How is it nobody has mentioned Three Wolf Moon?
posted by Sunburnt at 6:46 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, an ukiyo-e artist, did a series called One Hundred Aspects of the Moon. There are details about the scene depicted in each print here.

Someday I am going to have a wall full of these.
posted by emmling at 8:13 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Me and the Moon by Arthur Dove (1937)
posted by juliplease at 9:05 PM on September 13, 2013

The image of the moon in combination with its reflection on water is an often repeated motif in the works of Edvard Munch.

Just a few examples: 1; 2; 3; 4
posted by marsha56 at 4:40 PM on September 14, 2013

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