October 17, 2000 "Dear John, Feel free to post my version [of the original 16th Century anonymous woodcut] on your website. Please site it as 'Color added to the original woodcut print by Tobin James Mueller for the ArtsForge 'Discovering the Heavens' collaborative art project' and provide a link. Thank you,"
Tobin James Mueller, ArtsForge: Online Collaborative Arts Community
672x611 pokekale.gif John Foster's kaleidoscopic version of Tobin James Mueller's colorized 'Discovering the Heavens'
504x455 flammari.jpg Camille Flammarion 1888 copy of woodcut, Bettman Archive calls it "Man Looking into Outer Space"
The Flammarion Woodcut is an enigmatic woodcut by an unknown artist. It is known as the Flammarion Woodcut because its first known publication was in Camille Flammarion's L'Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888) on page 163. The woodcut depicts a man (presumably an astronomer) peering through the Earth's atmosphere as if it were a curtain to look at the inner workings of the universe. The original accompanying text in Flammarion's book reads, "What, then, is this blue sky, which certainly does exist, and which veils from us the stars during the day?"
The woodcut is often incorrectly described as being medieval due to its fanciful vision of the world and what some people take to be a depiction of the flat Earth, but it almost certainly was produced later, though no exact date can be given. -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
540x549 discbw.jpg possibly the 16th century original