Archive for November, 2015

  • Einstein Ring_s

    Time Machine

    Diana Battefeld, Time Machine, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81. Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA/ESA Hubble, T. Hunter (NRAO). The path light takes is influenced by matter, similar to the orbits of planets around the sun. If light passes a heavy object, its path is bent …

  • Eskimo_Nebula_s
    Painting of the Week


    Diana Battefeld, Dandelion, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After the Planetary nebula NGC 2392 also known as the Eskimo Nebula. NGC 2392 was originally discovered by William Herschel in 1787 and was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 in 2000. It is located within our galaxy 5 000 light years …

  • Eskimo00s
    The Creative Process


            In this part of the blog I will explain in detail the decisions I take, the techniques, the colors and type of brushes I use to make the paintings from the very beginning so that if you decide to start painting on your own, you can use this as a guide. …

  • One has to do something in order to see something new.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg

  • Through their prejudices men do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.

    Georg C. Lichtenberg

  • InterstellarBlackholes
    Painting of the Week

    Looking into the Abyss

    Diana Battefeld (2015.) Looking into the Abyss [Oil on Canvas] Göttingen. Visualization appeared in O. James et al., Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (2015) 065001. A black hole is a region in spacetime that is so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. The gravitational attraction is so large that anything …

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