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Gravitational Waves by robrey Gravitational Waves by robrey
Oil, 30 x 30 inches

A commission for IX Arts, which will be on display at the IX show in October. The allegorical image of merging black holes is a poetic representation of newly observed waves of gravity.

Since our ancestors first looked up at the stars, everything we've observed of the universe has come in the form of light: electromagnetic waves. In the last century we've learned everything we know from looking at every part of the electromagnetic spectrum and analyzing that light. For the first time in 2015, humans observed energy arriving at earth of a different sort than electromagnetic light.

1.4 billion years ago, two black holes spiraled around each other and merged, releasing three solar masses of energy in the form of gravitational waves, literal stretching and squashing of space. If you had been nearby the waves could have squeezed you to spaghetti, but when they spread out and passed through earth in 2015 we detected those waves, dissipated to less than the width of an atomic nucleus. Our whole lives, these waves have periodically passed right through us, unnoticed, but now humanity has gained the eyes to see them.
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Nexumorphic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
I enjoy how you adapted the background to the subject of the painting; the background matches the distortion of the couple. Even the scattered stars share the distortion effect, as though they were black holes themselves. Beautiful.
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graydama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Almost cried because of how beautiful this was!!! :love: TwT :clap:
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doomwiggle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like a mystical ancient Greek painting, or something you'd see on a Theros magic card.
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bless7senpai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a Renaissance painting,
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cislunar-anna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant
This is absolutely gorgeous. <3
Your attention to detail is immaculate!
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Akane-Chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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neallie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Artist
wow ♥
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raychuhll Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Stunning
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lupdedupe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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dublodz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Marvelous!
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robert9988 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant
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drdr07q Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant
its romantic nice work








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Lo536 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful and spellbinding. :heart: 
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
nice work
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AlexFireflyZhou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surreal romanticism? I don´t know, is amazing u.u
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ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student General Artist
A wonderful representation of a black hole collision and the way it's transformed the space around them :love: And bright colours, value contrast and characteristic confident strokes make this work a pure pleasure to look at.
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akiestar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these colors! Space here looks like the sea and it's very, very enchanting. :D
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MelodicChronic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, absolutely gorgeous work! You're incredible.
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
nice
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CNHStudios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty
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CosmosKitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
Stunning as always :love:
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