Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Illustration, psychology of space exploration, si-fi illustration, space advanture, space art
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the psychological phenomena that astronauts experience during long-term space missions and to find their relationship with space-themed artworks. By analyzing the psychology of space exploration, this thesis finds that by inserting those phenomena into an appropriate plot and exaggerating it can create compelling and imaginative work. Secondly, this thesis categorizes several plot types that are frequently found in space- themed sequential artworks. This thesis also reflects on the impact of the current Covid-19 epidemic on human psychology, similar to long duration solitude impact on cosmonauts. Finally, this thesis discusses the visual thesis I created by using the theories listed above.In conclusion, the thesis argues that by analyzing the psychology of space exploration, the boundaries of the artists' fantasies are broadened. Through the space-themed artworks, the imagination of the future is conveyed to the audience and provokes thoughts.
Liu, Xuan, "The Psychological Experience of Astronauts and How It Can Be Depicted in Artworks" (2022). Theses - ALL. 623.