Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Remember the can-do spirit of lunar exploration? Back when it seemed the heliopause was the limit? Back then, artists like Norman Rockwell and Robert T. McCall painted bright, optimistic moonscapes and astronauts. Here's a gallery.

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration Paintings

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration Paintings

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS

Lunar Dreams: 40 Classic Moon Exploration PaintingsS


Most art is from NASA. National Geographic images from MySpaceMuseum. Robert T. McCall art from artist's site. Thanks to commenter Andrew Liptak for suggesting the moon paintings by astronaut/artist Alan Bean.