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Reaching Europa
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Published: May 22, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 robrey
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

This painting is about our scientific aspirations to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa. As the video below from NASA explains, Europa holds intriguing possibilities for finding life beyond Earth.


NASA Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9VhCQbPAk
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ozoplateado's avatar
ozoplateado|Professional Digital Artist
<3 beautiful, you are amazing
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facundo-lopez|Professional General Artist
I felt in love with this and "Waiting to be Known", really powerful conceptual pieces. 
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ilikaterina's avatar
ilikaterina|Professional Traditional Artist
breathtaking!!

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Lord-High-Commander's avatar
Being that close, do you think she gets Drops of Jupiter in her hair?
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bironicheroine|Professional Artist
I spent so much of my childhood dreaming of visiting Jupiter's moons! This is awesome!
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Canny-Mitts|Professional General Artist
Makes you think..................
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graydama's avatar
This was absolutely phenomenal! And it's oil painted!!!! :iconamericawhyplz: :heart:
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Morealleylessoop's avatar
This the Business!!!
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MilaNeyes|Student General Artist
It's really beautifull, guy I'm fall in love of your art, thanks to share it ! 
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za4em9|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have come across this image several times now and every time it amazes me.  The set up of the light, the composition of all the figures, the colors, the interesting combination of rough oil strokes with the starfield in the back...  The perfect placement of the shadow on the allegorical figure's back - Somehow these all combine to be more than the sum of its parts.  In short - art.  One of the many purpose of art is to expand one's mind, one's imagination, one's cognition...  In this respect, this work accomplishes this purpose perfectly.  Had to fave it.
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hunchbackart|Professional Digital Artist
beautiful forms, man. makes me wanna paint in oil again <3
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c-l-e's avatar
Amazing work.
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dcamp's avatar
imaginative and well executed
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kaseylsnow|Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous piece. That lighting is just spectacular.
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LiamHamilton's avatar
That is one great idea for an image indeed.
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Son-of-Sutton's avatar
Its so much like a dream I had! Amazes me to see it done in a painting by someone else.
A wonderfully painted piece, well done!
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aryrenaud's avatar
very talented and imaginative theme, light and texture
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lou2209|Student Digital Artist
so so stunning! a lovely concept too
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Jessibels's avatar
Your brushwork is always so, so inspiring to look at. You make it seem so effortless! I'd love to watch you paint - any plans for process/timelapse videos in the future?
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robrey|Professional Traditional Artist
I did one a couple years ago: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9AcDJ…
Hopefully, I'll find the tie to do more.
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This is such a cool concept.
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flominowa|Professional Digital Artist
ingenious!
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