This exhibition explores the importance of the moon for writers and artists from the Romantics to the present day. It posits earth’s only satellite as a locus of human desire and wonder, where science and folklore, fiction and technology, individual soul-searching and an urge to economic expansion meet in the imagination.
The exhibition has six themed sections, progressing from at the effect of moonlight on painters like Caspar David Friedrich through to the science of selenography that fascinated Galileo (with a number of his watercolours on display) and the moon’s mythical depictions by Surrealist painters, before concluding with an examination of art in the space age, and a look forward to how art might respond to the new challenges that have arrived with the Anthropocene age. Find out more about the ‘Moon’ exhibition from the Louisiana Museum’s website.
Preview the exhibition below | See Apollo’s Picks of the Week here