Pyxis (The Compass)

Inspired by the wonders of space; stars, moons, and galaxies combine to create an original painting that is out of this world. These paintings are full of texture, shimmer and sparkle. Each piece is full of holographic sparkle and a complimenting shimmer. Hidden within each painting is a glow in the dark constellation. Enjoy this painting 24/7, day or night.

12” original painting on synthetic paper mounted to a wooden circle cradle panel. 

Blush pink shimmer, holographic sparkle and silver stars.

Will come with hanging hardware and wire attached. Ready to hang. Edges will be painted galaxy black with some sparkle.

Shipping: World Wide Shipping available! Will be shipped to you in a protective box. 

Care Instructions: Although it is sealed with a UV protective varnish, please avoid hanging this artwork in direct sunlight. This will help keep it perfectly beautiful for many years to come!

**Note - Due to differences in phone and computer screens, colors may appear slightly different in person than on screen. I do my best to make sure my images are as close to life as possible. If you would like more pictures please email me at elizabethkarlsonart@gmail.com

The constellation Pyxis was created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751-52 during his exploration of the southern skies. He named the constellation la Boussole and later Latinized the name to Pixis Nautica. The constellation appeared under this name in the second edition of Lacaille’s chart in 1763. The name was eventually shortened to Pyxis.

The constellation represents the magnetic compass used by navigators and seamen and should not be confused with Circinus, which was named after a draftsman’s compasses. Pyxis lies in the vicinity of the three constellations that were once known as Argo Navis, a single large constellation that represented the ship of the Argonauts.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) eventually adopted Pyxis as one of the 88 modern constellations. 

 https://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/pyxis-constellation/


Type: Original


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