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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Galileo Showing Milton the Moon while Milton is on a Visit to Italy in 1637

Accession Number
1895.93

Title
Galileo Showing Milton the Moon while Milton is on a Visit to Italy in 1637

Artist(s)
Annibale Gatti

Artist Nationality
Italian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1847-1909

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
43 in x 59 in x 1 1/4 in (109.22 cm x 149.86 cm x 3.18 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis

Physical Description
A group of men with one woman discussing the moon in a room with a large opening on the left side.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
historical

Collection Area
Western

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Keywords
globe
sword
terraces

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(Part of: Examples of Online Activities)

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