Quasar Cockerel (lost constallation Gallus) - 31" x 31"
Quasar Cockerel (lost constellation Gallus) is an original acrylic, charcoal, and silver leaf painting on a 30" x 30" canvas in a contemporary maple "float" style frame.
There used to be many more constellations in the sky than there are now. In 1922 the International Astronomical Union formally recognized 88 constellations, effectively wiping all others from the sky. This left many well-deserving constellations out in the cold. Constellation Gallus is one of those. It was created by the Dutch theologian Petrus Plancius and first appeared on his celestial globe of 1612.