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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
Red Sun Fine-Art Print
Red Sun
 
14" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $39.99
Sale: $19.99
Autumn Sun Fine-Art Print
Autumn Sun
13" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $42.99
Sale: $21.49
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
Sun and planets Fine-Art Print
Sun and planets
36" x 12"
 
Price: $68.99
Sale: $34.49
Celestial Courtship Fine-Art Print
Celestial Courtship
13" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $43.99
Sale: $21.99
Victorian Soaring Fine-Art Print
Victorian Soaring
24" x 31"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $79.99
Sale: $39.99
The Sun & Moon & Stars Fine-Art Print
The Sun & Moon & Stars
20" x 17"
 
Price: $25.99
Sale: $12.99
Baroque Tiles II Fine-Art Print
Baroque Tiles II
6" x 6"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Eden Fine-Art Print
Eden
30" x 30"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $88.99
Sale: $44.49
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
Solar Calendar Fine-Art Print
Solar Calendar
18" x 18"
 
Price: $26.99
Sale: $13.49
Orange Sunset at Clingmans Dome, Tennessee Fine-Art Print
Orange Sunset at Clingmans Dome, Tennessee
27" x 9"
 
Price: $56.99
Sale: $28.49
Sun Wheels I Fine-Art Print
Sun Wheels I
12" x 12"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
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
Sunshine II Fine-Art Print
Sunshine II
8" x 10"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $24.99
Sale: $12.49
Welcome Fine-Art Print
Welcome
20" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Smiley Sun Fine-Art Print
Smiley Sun
8" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Sun and the Earth Fine-Art Print
Sun and the Earth
24" x 19"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $58.99
Sale: $29.49
The Goldilocks Zone Fine-Art Print
The Goldilocks Zone
32" x 26"
 
Price: $62.99
Sale: $31.49
The Sun & Moon & Stars Fine-Art Print
The Sun & Moon & Stars
12" x 10"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Sun Glowing Whimsy Fine-Art Print
Sun Glowing Whimsy
36" x 48"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $128.99
Sale: $64.49
Kenmare River at sunset Ireland Fine-Art Print
Kenmare River at sunset Ireland
36" x 12"
 
Price: $68.99
Sale: $34.49
Lake Erie NY USA Fine-Art Print
Lake Erie NY USA
27" x 9"
 
Price: $56.99
Sale: $28.49
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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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