A retouched vintage coloring page of the Flammarion engraving, in which a man peers beyond the firmament to observe the cosmic machinery. It was first published in the 1888 book “The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology” by Camille Flammarion.
About the Flammarion Engraving
It was long ago thought that the sky was a solid dome or bubble around the Earth, in which the stars were nested. This was called the firmament, and it is what the man in the Flammarion engraving is poking his head through to observe the mechanistic workings of the universe – though of course, the extended universe doesn’t actually look like that. This piece of vintage art can be interpreted as literal and metaphorical at the same time, depicting the journey through first impressions to deeper scientific understanding, which has surely contributed to it being so well-loved. A google image search for the Flammarion engraving shows it colored a plethora of different ways.
Product Details for this vintage coloring page:
Upon purchase, you’ll be able to instantly download this single coloring page as a watermark-free PDF and print it out to color it as many times as you like. The PDF is sized for an 8.5×11-inch page with half-inch margins. It can also be printed on A4 paper without issue.
This coloring page was not drawn by Candy Hippie, but was digitally retouched and redefined to create a sharp printed image with no unwanted marks.
Printing Tips for this vintage coloring page:
Print using a laser printer to prevent smudging when coloring, especially if you’ll be using ink, paint or markers rather than colored pencils or crayons. Consider printing on card stock rather than plain paper to prevent your pigments warping or bleeding through your page.
Do not sell the PDF file and do not sell printed copies, or use the image for any commercial use. Feel free to give printed copies of this image unaltered as gifts, but please do not give away copies of the file itself. Thanks for understanding! :)