In A Window on the End of an Era, on Apollo 17, as Alan Bean looked out the window of his temporary spaceship home, he saw a crescent earth, its sapphire blue waters interspersed against atmospheric clouds and the rich umber of the continents.
Astronaut Alan Bean creates imagery from a perspective on the Apollo program no other artist can claim. And, it is that unique experience that enables him to lace his paintings with details that could only be remembered by someone who was physically there.
“The Apollo 17 crew, Gene Cernan, Ron Evans and Jack Schmitt, are busy configuring their spacecraft for transearth injection, a burn that will rocket them out of lunar orbit and on a trajectory safely back to Planet Earth,” Alan Bean explains. “If they had the time to look out the window, they might see what we see, the stark lifeless beauty of the Crater Leuschner, bathed in a beautiful blue tinted reflected earthlight, with the magnificent blue and white Earth appearing to slip behind the lunar horizon for the last time. But they don’t, their focus is inside.
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