As I've mentioned before Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" is easily one of our favorite films here, so I thought I'd share this fantastic bit of promotional art for the 1968 sci-fi classic. It's by noted space artist Robert McCall (1919-2010) and you can explore even more of his work at his official website.
As for this image, it captures the trippy, distorting nature of the Discovery One spaceship's centrifugal artificial gravity. I love how there's a sense of organic heat radiating from the center in this piece. Now let's view a scene that puts this all in context: