Monday 11 July 2016

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot's Stunning 19th-Century Astronomical Drawings

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Hardly anyone has championed the role of beauty as a catalyst for cosmic enchantment more powerfully than the French artist and astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827-1895).

Trouvelot published more than fifty scientific papers in his lifetime, but remains best known for his exquisite astronomical illustrations, like the above drawing of Jupiter.

(via Nag on the Lake)

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