Astrologers of life

Astrologers of life

Fig. 16.6 . Two silhouetted figures search the heavens in this 1947 painting by Rufino Tamayo (1889-1991). It may represent our modern attempts to understand the Universe and our search for habitable planets within it. A comet and full Moon illuminate the azure blue sky. The geometric diagrams in the foreground could portray stellar or planetary configurations. A red radio tower in the background sends out signals, perhaps to civilizations on other worlds. (Courtesy of Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 1985.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University