Up in Space, John Conrad Berkey
(See my post on production designer Hans Bacher’s amazing blog here. If you have not visited this blog, I will issue a Timesink Warning. It’s amazing.)
This painting is a wonderful example of a spacecraft (that might be best described as a space yacht) by American illustrator and futurist John Berkey. Like futurist designer Syd Mead, Berkey’s concepts remain futuristic well after they were created.
Berkey worked primarily in casein and acrylic. His work appears detailed at first, but in close reveals itself to be loose and gestural, leaving the viewer’s eye to fill in a lot of detail.
For more, see my previous posts on John Berkey.