I hereby declare the planet Jupiter a piece of art!
In doing so, I am tying in with the art traditions of the found object (ready-made, objet trouvé), of conceptual art and of abstract art.
However, I don’t claim ownership of Jupiter. Instead, I give it to the public domain, with the only condition that no person or organization must ever claim any type of material or intellectual property right, ownership, patent or whatever type of claim restricting the rights of others concerning it.
Jupiter is an object that has been part of everyday life since antique times. The Sumerians knew it already and probably it was already known in stone age times. The Sumerians used it in astrology, which, by the standards of their time, was a scientific theory, although it has been refuted since then. It has also been used as a tool by modern civilization (by space scientists using it to accelerate some spacecraft in “slingshot maneuvers”). It plays a role in many aspects of traditional culture, science, film and literature (including my own piece Jupiter). I take this object as a found object (ready-made) and declare it to be a piece of art.
Since Jupiter is very beautiful, as the pictures show, I am also tying in with the traditions of abstract art and especially abstract photography and abstract film, as illustrated below by public domain examples.
Jupiter may be viewed as a dynamic aesthetic process that, in combination with space craft cameras or telescopes, can create a stream of beautiful items of abstract photography or abstract film. In this way, Jupiter can be viewed as a beauty-generation system, deserving a prime status as a piece of art!
Clouds and storms on Jupiter:
More storms and clouds:
The Aurora of Jupiter, viewed in UV light:
Movements of clouds on Jupiter:
Radio waves emitted by Jupiter, transformed into sounds, that can be considered as music:
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