Blood moon and lunar eclipse: The moon in art | Arts | DW | 28.09.2015
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Blood moon and lunar eclipse: The moon in art

The magical "super blood moon" may have dazzled stargazers, but the moon has been inspiring poets, painters and musicians for thousands of years. We take a look back.

Whether a super moon, blood moon or simple crescent: the moon has always been the sky's leading attraction. From the early days of antiquity through the Middle Ages and onto to today, there are countless testimonies to the mysterious celestial body.

Not even 20th century space exploration could diminish the moon's mysterious power - or its essential place in the notion of romance. The moon continues to harbor a profound magical effect over both humans and animals.

As always, artists have been at the forefront in documenting this relationship between man and moon - from cave paintings to artifacts, oil paintings to cinema.

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