Activity 5: Contemporary Artists
By the early 1950's Indiana artists were creating art in the contemporary style. They used many different media to express themes occurring in the world. This 11-color etching created by Rudy Pozzatti depicts NASA's Apollo program and the history of flight.
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- LEM - a transport vehicle that takes astronauts between the spacecraft and the moon
- Astronaut walking in space
- Phases of the moon
- Rocket Launch
- John Glenn - 1st American to orbit the Earth.
- 3 astronauts - Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee
- Yuri Gagarin - Russian cosmonaut and 1st man to orbit the Earth
- Alan Shepard - 1st American in space
- The Story of Icarus - silhouetted falling figure
- Wright Brothers - bi-plane glider Kitty Hawk (1903)
- Space Mascots - ABLE (American monkey) LAIKA (Russian dog)