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Magnificent Universe by robrey Magnificent Universe by robrey

Oil, 18 x 24 inches

"Perhaps the most wrenching by-product of the scientific revolution has been to render untenable many of our most cherished and most comforting beliefs. The tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors has been replaced by a cold, immense, indifferent Universe in which humans are relagated to obscurity. But I see the emergence in our consciousness of a Universe of a magnificence, and an intricate, elegant order far beyond anything our ancestors imagined. And if much of the Universe can be understood in terms of a few simple laws of Nature, those wishing to believe in God can certainly ascribe those beautiful laws to a Reason underpinning all of Nature. My own view is that it is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it to be.
Whether we will acquire the understanding and wisdom necessary to come to grips with the scientific revelations of the twentieth century will be the most profound challenge of the twenty-first."
-Carl Sagan

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geanera Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Beautifully done!!!
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little-spacey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
Nine years on dA and this is one of my favorite works I've ever encountered :+favlove::clap::clap::+devwatch: thank you for sharing this masterpiece!!
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Good work
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The-Golem-Armada Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow! What a gorgeous piece, and the quote goes with it so nicely. I love the character of the brushstrokes, and the balance of light and shadow are so striking. It's a really profound effect, and I understand fairly difficult in oil. Many kudos!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Well done!
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CorradoCandido Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Beautiful revolution
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jstuckey001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
beautiful
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Terrathefox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm having a hard time breathing. This just took my breath away. 
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