In 1955, he was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. Holder of eleven world records in space and astronautics, as well as numerous national and international honors, Alan Bean has had a most distinguished peacetime career. His awards include two NASA Distinguished Service Medals, the Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal and the Robert J. As part of the Apollo XII crew, he became the fourth of only twelve men ever to walk on the Moon.
As the spacecraft commander of Skylab Mission II, he set a world record: 24,400,000 miles traveled during the 59-day flight. He has also launched himself successfully into a new career as an artist. When he wasnt flying, Bean always enjoyed painting as a hobby.
Attending night classes at St. Marys College in Maryland in 1962, Alan experimented with landscapes. During training and between missions as a test pilot and astronaut, he continued private art lessons.On space voyages, his artists eye and talent enabled him to document impressions of the Moon and space to be preserved later on canvas. His art reflects the attention to detail of the aeronautical engineer, the respect for the unknown of the astronaut and the unabashed appreciation of a skilled painter. The space program has seen unprecedented achievements and Bean realized that most of those who participated actively in this adventure would be gone in forty years.
He knew that if any credible artistic impressions were to remain for future generations, he must paint them now. Armstrong Astranaut Alan Bean Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Print. The work of artist Alan Bean conveys the sense of space travel not only through subject and color but also texture.The tools that once helped him explore the moon, now help him put the moons stamp on many of his paintings. Prior to painting the image, Bean covers the paintings surface with a texturing material. He then uses exact replicas of his Moon boots to make footprints across this surface that are just like all the Apollo boot prints remaining on the moon today. Next he uses the same geology hammer he worked with on the Apollo 12 mission to dig into the paintings surface. Finally, a sharp edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to make round indentations in the surface.
I guess every astronaut wanted to be the first man on the Moon. I know I did, says Alan Bean.And if we couldn't be the first, we at least wanted to be one of the first. Apollo 11s crew got the opportunity to make the first attempt. Neil, Buzz and Mike flew a perfect flight and went into the history books; but all 400,000 Americans that helped make Apollo a success are in that history, too. I think this painting is exactly how Astronaut Neil Armstrong looked as he took the now-iconic photo of his lunar companion, Buzz Aldrin, says the artist. It is the image we would see in Buzzs gold visor in my painting First Men-Edwin E. Buzz Aldrin - if we could look close enough. 28" by 20-1/2" Image Size, Edition size 200, signed by the artist. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist.
Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition.
Rare objects are more valuable. The term "giclee" denotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. Gallery wrap is a method of displaying art wrapped around the sides Stretcher Bar. And secured to the back of the wooden frame. There are no visible fasteners e. It is a finished product that is intended to be hung unframed. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "First Men Neil A.
Armstrong Astronaut Alan Bean Limited Edition Giclee Print" is in sale since Saturday, November 17, 2012. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Saint Johns, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.