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A Glance at the EarthBy Galina Khabarova

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This artwork was last updated 155 days ago.


Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Acrylic on linen canvas

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Dimensions: 65cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 25.6" (H) x 43.3" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

In the early 70s, the Apollo 14 astronauts photographed the view of our planet from space from the nightside. Then they called the Earth "Blue Marble". Years and decades passed, and in the early 2010s, a specially launched Nasa satellite made a huge series of photos of the night Earth that amazed the whole world: now the planet was nothing more than "Black Marble".
In my painting, I tried to convey the feeling of the night Earth, a golden web of light on, at first it seems to be black, but when you're looking closely, It's a very multicolored, uneven, complex surface.
As a result of applying different techniques, I managed to achieve the effect of blurred contours, muted light and color, but to maintain the multicolored palette, recieved the effect of the roughness of the earth's surface.
My work is a kind of "porthole" of a spaceship, looking through which you can see yourself.

Acrylic, gesso on linen canvas.
Coated with an archival-quality protective satin varnish.
Mounted on a stretcher frame.
Painted with a plastic card.
Sides are painted.


Artist Profile

Born: 1986
Hometown: Stavropol
Based in: Stavropol

Galina’s path to painting was long, but each step left its mark on her artistic style, defining and shaping it year after year. Born in Dushanbe she was surrounded by art at an early age: her father was interested in metal stamping, wood carving, sculpture and photography, constantly inviting home …


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