18x27, oil on illustration board. Book cover for Infidel by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
Infidel by ~davepalumbo
Suggester says: "With the fast progress of science and technology, religion and belief have slowly relinquished a considerable amount of power it held on people. Infidel by :devdavepalumbo: is a gorgeous and silent illustration that explains what this painting might be viewed as. Though it may not feel too sci-fi at first, however, it still lingers behind!" (
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sure thing. yeah, it was a bit strange being as she's wearing such a different costume, standing in such dramatically different lighting, and wearing her hair differently (and as I remember it also takes place 7 years later)
DD description is misleading, it is a novel about an assassin called Nyx. Nothing about religion.
Also, with the fast progress of science and technology, religion gets even stronger than before, not relinquishes. For exmaple, in 1989, NASA launched the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE) and found the "Cosmic microwave background radiation" which proves Big Bang and expanding of the universe, another proof of creation.
DD descriptions are one aspect of a viewer's interpretation of a work.
That is true, but religion will not take science and technology for granted always. Also at this point in those expeditions, it's more of supporting a theory than proofs. Science doesn't hold to one proof being the absolute until another one can solve the mystery better.
What awesome work! The pattern in the background is so detailed and it appears flawless! the lighting is beautiful and the whole piece is imminently moving. While you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, I am certainly considering looking up this one!