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In nearly every culture on Earth, the sun has played a prominent part in their artistic and religious lives. As such, the portrayal of this symbol in artwork today and in times past is no surprise. Whether it's in photography or on canvas, featuring the sun in art is a powerful symbol of strength, renewal, and warmth that has fascinated audiences and decorated their homes since ancient times.

Contemporary and traditional artists frequently used stylized sun art, even to the point of adding human faces or mannerisms to them. These symbols were used for a variety of reasons, depending on the subject being painted. Frequently, monarchs were painted with the addition of some form of sun imagery which was supposed to communicate these rulers divine right to the throne. Additionally, sun canvas art was popular in early religious art as an indicator of time and also as a symbol of the death and rebirth of Christ.
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Sun and Surf Fine Art Print
Sun and Surf
24" x 18"
 
Price: $48.99
Sale: $24.49
Autumn Sun Fine Art Print
Autumn Sun
13" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $42.99
Sale: $21.49
Red Sun Fine Art Print
Red Sun
 
14" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $39.99
Sale: $19.99
Total solar eclipse Fine Art Print
Total solar eclipse
26" x 17"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $59.99
Sale: $29.99
Victorian Soaring Fine Art Print
Victorian Soaring
24" x 31"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $79.99
Sale: $39.99
Baroque Tiles II Fine Art Print
Baroque Tiles II
6" x 6"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Solar Flares Wall Poster
Solar Flares
 
24" x 36"
 
Price: $27.99
Sale: $13.99
Kokopelli Playing Under the Sun Fine Art Print
Kokopelli Playing Under the Sun
 
18" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $60.99
Sale: $30.49
Total solar eclipse taken near Carberry, Manitoba, Canada Fine Art Print
Total solar eclipse taken near Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
34" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $93.99
Sale: $46.99
The Blissful Alignment Fine Art Print
The Blissful Alignment
31" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $78.99
Sale: $39.49
Total Solar Eclipse on November 21, 1960 Fine Art Print
Total Solar Eclipse on November 21, 1960
 
24" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $58.99
Sale: $29.49
Sun and planets Fine Art Print
Sun and planets
36" x 12"
 
Price: $68.99
Sale: $34.49
Sunshine II Fine Art Print
Sunshine II
8" x 10"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $24.99
Sale: $12.49
Cosmic Sun Fine Art Print
Cosmic Sun
24" x 32"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $80.99
Sale: $40.49
San Francisco Sunrise Fine Art Print
San Francisco Sunrise
25" x 19"
 
Price: $36.99
Sale: $18.49
An Intensity M87 solar Flare on the Sun's Surface Fine Art Print
An Intensity M87 solar Flare on the Sun's Surface
21" x 21"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $60.99
Sale: $30.49
Celestial Courtship Fine Art Print
Celestial Courtship
13" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $43.99
Sale: $21.99
Sun Glowing Whimsy Fine Art Print
Sun Glowing Whimsy
36" x 48"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $128.99
Sale: $64.49
Eden Fine Art Print
Eden
30" x 30"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $88.99
Sale: $44.49
Solar Activity on the Sun Fine Art Print
Solar Activity on the Sun
28" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $93.99
Sale: $46.99
Welcome Fine Art Print
Welcome
20" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Solar Calendar Fine Art Print
Solar Calendar
18" x 18"
 
Price: $26.99
Sale: $13.49
So Sunny, c. 1958 Fine Art Print
So Sunny, c. 1958
14" x 11"
 
Price: $21.99
Sale: $10.99
Lake Erie NY USA Fine Art Print
Lake Erie NY USA
27" x 9"
 
Price: $56.99
Sale: $28.49
Orange Sunset at Clingmans Dome, Tennessee Fine Art Print
Orange Sunset at Clingmans Dome, Tennessee
27" x 9"
 
Price: $56.99
Sale: $28.49
Apollo 12 view of a solar eclipse Fine Art Print
Apollo 12 view of a solar eclipse
 
24" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $58.99
Sale: $29.49
The Sun Fine Art Print
The Sun
 
16" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $45.99
Sale: $22.99
H-alpha Sun in Red Fine Art Print
H-alpha Sun in Red
25" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $59.99
Sale: $29.99
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In graphic depictions of suns, such as was seen in the French Baroque style, the rays of the sun were the most distinctive aspect of this symbol. These rays could be highly decorative, and many of the modern artists who use this subject in their work take this same approach in their artistic interpretations. However, many popular modern artists have also chosen to disregard the sun's idealized rays in favor of a more realistic depiction that serves as a symbolic vehicle for another element of the paintings design or as a part of the artist’s message. One example of this type of treatment is in the painting 'Sky of Many Suns I' by Patricia Pinto.

Additionally, modern culture has become fascinated with the realistic portrayal of the sun through the use of photographs and depictions of outer space. These works are accurate and help to give the viewer a reminder of the fact that they are only a part of the universe they live in. Images of activity on the sun are also popular, such as solar flares and other signs of cosmic unrest.
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