Terra Nostra Painting by Gregg Chadwick

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

My oil on linen painting "Terra Nostra" was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first photograph taken by a human of the globe from space. On December 7, 1972, the astronauts on board Apollo 17 looked out of their spacecraft and saw the entire earth illuminated by the sun. It glowed like a blue jewel. From then on, our conception of our shared earth changed. Eugene Cernan,the pilot of that flight said to Al Reinert in an interview in Atlantic Magazine: "You have to literally just pinch yourself and ask yourself the question, silently: Do you know where you are at this point in time and space, and in reality and in existence, when you can look out the window and you're looking at the most beautiful star in the heavens -- the most beautiful because it's the one we understand and we know, it's home, it's people, family, love, life -- and besides that it is beautiful. You can see from pole to pole and across oceans and continents and you can watch it turn and there's no strings holding it up, and it's moving in a blackness that is almost beyond conception."


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Terra Nostra

Gregg Chadwick

United States

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Size: 36 W x 30 H x 1.5 in

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