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Sunrise Sketch

Alexei Leonov

Sunrise Sketch

1965

Pencil drawing on paper.

status:

Returned

The first artwork created in space, a small yet remarkable view of a sunrise.

OKB Soviet Design Bureau

The first artwork created in space, a small yet remarkable view of a sunrise drawn as Alexei Leonov was hurtled around Earth on board a tiny Voskhod 2 spacecraft, is to leave Russia for the first time.


Leonov was awarded a Hero of the Soviet Union distinction after becoming the first person to walk in space in 1965. On the same mission, Leonov, an enthusiastic and talented artist, drew the view of the sunrise. Given his circumstances, it was astonishing.

Technical information

artist

Alexei Leonov

title

Sunrise Sketch

date

1965

this work is part of the following collection

none

medium

Pencil drawing on paper.

dimensions

genre

Drawing

IAAA art style

cosmic expressionism

Launch

launch date

18 Mar 1965

launch  vehicle

Voskhod 11A57

Orbit

host 

Voshkod 2

location

LEO

launch location

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Return

return date

19 March 1965

return vehicle

Voshkod 2

status

Returned

launch vehicle COSPAR id

1965-022A

partners

OKB Soviet Design Bureau

Artist

Alexei Leonov

Astronaut, artist

Russia

Collection

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