The Art of Deep Space       Ted Barr’s PaintingsBarr 2008   Presentation editor – Daniel Vahdat
The Origin of The Universe• Our known universe exists     billion years• It started in The Big Bang which echoes  through ...
The Formation of Galaxies• The first galaxies were created 100 million years  after the big bang• The current knowledge sp...
Types of Galaxies• There are five basic types of galaxies. In theupcoming slides we will view some of them.               ...
Spiral Galaxy• The Pinwheel Galaxy is located 27,000,000 ly  from Earth. In the direction of the constellation  Ursa Major...
Spiral Galaxy• The Pinwheel  Galaxy is located  27,000,000 ly from  Earth. In the  direction of the  constellation Ursa  M...
Ring Galaxy• The Hoag galaxy is located 600,000,000 ly. In  the constellation Serpens.• Ring galaxies are formed when a sm...
Ring Galaxy   Barr 2003
Andromeda Spiral Galaxy• The Andromeda Is located 2,500,000 ly from us and  its our closest neighbour.• the Andromeda Gala...
Elliptical Galaxy• NGC 5253 is an irregular elliptical galaxy in  the constellation of Centaurus• the Andromeda Galaxy and...
Elliptical Galaxy     Barr 2003
Lenticular Galaxy• The Spindle Galaxy lies in the Northern  constellation Draco, at a distance of 44 million  light-years....
HH47• 5 billion km of star dust.                      Barr 2007
Nebula• A nebula is an interstellar cloud of  dust, hydrogen gas and plasma. It is the first  stage of a stars cycle.•    ...
NebulaBarr 2007
The Horse Head Nebula       Hubble 2006
The Horse Head Nebula • The Horse Head   Nebula is called   Barnard 33 and is   part of the   constellation   Orion. • It ...
The Eagle Nebula• Three enormous pillars of old gases and dust.• The longest of the pillars is 1 ly in length•            ...
The Eagle Nebula     Barr 2001
Eta Carinae Nebula• The largest star forming region in the Milky Way                                              Barr 2008
The Tarantula Nebula• Located in the  large magellanic  cloud.• It is located  180,000 ly from  Earth.                    ...
The never ending story of the    universe is to be continued in        the next exhibition.                      Ted Barr ...
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Painting the celestial sky brings to mind questions of the origins of life. Thoughts of conception, pregnancy and birth evoke similar wonderment of the initial moments of life. At the moment of human conception is the convergence of sperm and ovum. In the celestial realm the “big bang” is a similar unexplained fraction of infinitesimal time that represents infinite energy in a singular space area, the elements of which are beyond human perception. Human beings are designed to grasp all reality on a very limited scale. We are limited by what our sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch can perceive. The micro cosmos is far too small and the galactic worlds are far too vast for my perception but a notion arises, a strange and enigmatic notion, i feel that there is a strong similarity if not connection between the worlds.
Since 1995 when I began painting deep space; galaxies, quasars, blue super giants and supernovas have become my models. In recent years I started to paint a new series of painting inspired by the inner body photography of Lennart Nilsson, his depiction of human formation and the fetus in the womb.
As I explored deep space and the latest images of the HUBBLE telescope, I began to recognize a similarity between the large scale formats of the universe and the tiniest building stones of the human existence.
All that exists moves. As the electron orbits the proton, the earth orbits the Sun; the Sun orbits a central point in the Milky Way. There is nothing that stands still in the universe. There is a constant vibration that is at the core essence of every movement, a vibration that has similar shape in the most miniscule worlds as in the infinite galactic realm.
In my art I try to connect these worlds. The atomic and molecular space-time bar and the star-galaxy- galaxy cluster space-time realm. I try to visualize the placements within space and the relations between celestial bodies with the emerging fingers of the new born embryo.
The main notion behind my body of works is
As above so below

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The art of deep space

  1. 1. The Art of Deep Space Ted Barr’s PaintingsBarr 2008 Presentation editor – Daniel Vahdat
  2. 2. The Origin of The Universe• Our known universe exists billion years• It started in The Big Bang which echoes through space till nowadays Barr 2007
  3. 3. The Formation of Galaxies• The first galaxies were created 100 million years after the big bang• The current knowledge speaks about more than billion galaxies in the universe. Barr 2007
  4. 4. Types of Galaxies• There are five basic types of galaxies. In theupcoming slides we will view some of them. Barr 2006
  5. 5. Spiral Galaxy• The Pinwheel Galaxy is located 27,000,000 ly from Earth. In the direction of the constellation Ursa Major.• It’s diameter is 170,000 ly. Hubble 2006
  6. 6. Spiral Galaxy• The Pinwheel Galaxy is located 27,000,000 ly from Earth. In the direction of the constellation Ursa Major.• It’s diameter is 170,000 ly. Barr 2007
  7. 7. Ring Galaxy• The Hoag galaxy is located 600,000,000 ly. In the constellation Serpens.• Ring galaxies are formed when a smaller galaxy passes through the center of a larger galaxy. Hubble 2006
  8. 8. Ring Galaxy Barr 2003
  9. 9. Andromeda Spiral Galaxy• The Andromeda Is located 2,500,000 ly from us and its our closest neighbour.• the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way are approaching one another at a speed of 120 kilometers per second. in about 2.5 billion years the the two galaxies will likely merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy. Hubble 2006
  10. 10. Elliptical Galaxy• NGC 5253 is an irregular elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus• the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way are approaching one another at a speed of 120 kilometers per second. in about 2.5 billion years the the two galaxies will likely merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy. Hubble 2006
  11. 11. Elliptical Galaxy Barr 2003
  12. 12. Lenticular Galaxy• The Spindle Galaxy lies in the Northern constellation Draco, at a distance of 44 million light-years.• It has a diameter of roughly 60,000 light-years only two-thirds the diameter of the Milky Way, although its mass is similar to our galaxy. Hubble 2006
  13. 13. HH47• 5 billion km of star dust. Barr 2007
  14. 14. Nebula• A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas and plasma. It is the first stage of a stars cycle.• Hubble 2006
  15. 15. NebulaBarr 2007
  16. 16. The Horse Head Nebula Hubble 2006
  17. 17. The Horse Head Nebula • The Horse Head Nebula is called Barnard 33 and is part of the constellation Orion. • It is located 1,500 ly from Earth. Barr 2007
  18. 18. The Eagle Nebula• Three enormous pillars of old gases and dust.• The longest of the pillars is 1 ly in length• Hubble 1995
  19. 19. The Eagle Nebula Barr 2001
  20. 20. Eta Carinae Nebula• The largest star forming region in the Milky Way Barr 2008
  21. 21. The Tarantula Nebula• Located in the large magellanic cloud.• It is located 180,000 ly from Earth. Barr 2008
  22. 22. The never ending story of the universe is to be continued in the next exhibition. Ted Barr 2008

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