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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »



*Big Applause* Great art post! Love them all.  8)
 
I particularly enjoyed seeing the aircraft sculptors. Its not often a person sees such things as a Harrier jet
in such an awkward position in such a confined tight space inside a museum.
They are all brilliant ideas and wonderfully executed with a unique artists touch.

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 01:32:30 AM »

How could I forget this one, just a few miles from where I live.  ::)
A couple of days ago they moved the FK-23 Bantam into the renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.






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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2012, 02:27:57 PM »

L.J. Watson and M.A. Odell
Sea King of 826 Squadron, 1985–1987
 


Oil on plywood, 112.5 x 143 cm
Collection: Fleet Air Arm Museum
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/sea-king-of-826-squadron-40734?r=1346011910012
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2012, 02:31:21 PM »

D. J. Davidson

Merlin Helicopter Hovering, 2002



Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 60.5 cm
Collection: Fleet Air Arm Museum



Lynx HAS3 Helicopter over HMS 'Manchester' D95, 2002


 
Oil on canvas, 61 x 92 cm
Collection: Fleet Air Arm Museum


http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/search/painted_by/d-j-davidson
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2012, 02:36:28 PM »

Devane, John
recto: Helicopter being tested at UN Port verso: Compositional Sketch 'Cyprus' Series, 1978


crayon on paper
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/7464


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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2012, 02:45:22 PM »

Charles David Cobb (1921 – 2014)
was a British marine artist and served as President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. In the early 1940s, Cobb served as 1st Lieutenant in the Atlantic convoys. Between 1943-45, he commanded MTBs, working in the North Sea.

Mexeflote, 1982


Oil on plywood, Fleet Air Arm Museum


Fortuna Glacier, 21 April 1982, 1982


Oil on plywood, Fleet Air Arm Museum


Fox Bay East, 5–6 June 1982, 1982


Oil on plywood, Fleet Air Arm Museum

BBC Your Paintings - Charles David Cobb
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2012, 03:07:05 PM »

Linda Kitson (born 1945)
is a British artist.



Kitson became the first official female war-artist to accompany troops into action during the Falklands conflict in 1982. She travelled on civilian ships requisitioned by the Navy, as women were not permitted on naval vessels at the time. The original intention was for Kitson to disembark at Ascension Island, but instead she stayed with the forces throughout the conflict. She eventually produced more than 400 drawings showing all aspects of the conflict, except the actual fighting, most of which occurred at night. Her drawings were often completed at speed in hostile conditions.


Disembarking Troops to San Carlos Settlement, 2 June 1982


conté crayon on paper


Air Crew and Trial Flight of Sea King 95, May 1982


conté crayon on paper


"The only important thing to save is the portfolio of drawings please...", 1982


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/15413


www.iwm.org.uk - Linda Kitson
http://archive.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.20764
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2012, 03:09:25 PM »

Drew, Pamela
Bristol Sycamore, Port Said 1956



oil on aluminium
Dimensions 499 x 597 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Drew%2C%20Pamela%22&query=
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012, 05:06:24 PM »

Dinh Q. Lê (b. 1968)
is a Vietnamese American fine arts photographer.

The Farmers and the Helicopters, 2006



While living in Vietnam in 2004, Lê read a newspaper article about two men—Le Van Danh, a farmer, and Tran Quoc Hai, a self-taught mechanic—who had built a helicopter from scrap metal parts in a remote Vietnamese village. The artist was so intrigued by the story that he tracked down Hai and Danh, prompting an encounter that led to an ongoing collaboration as well as the current installation on view today. In Hai and Danh’s hands, the helicopter transformed from an object of war, still carrying strong political and emotional resonance from the Vietnam War, to an object representing individual determination and community-building.





3 channels video 15:00 min.

This 3-channel video installation produced in collaboration with Dinh Q. Le explores the relationship of Vietnamese farmers and their memories of helicopters during the U.S. – Viet Nam conflict. This video work weaves documentary footage of Mr. Tran Quoc Hai, a farmer who built a working helicopter out of farming equipment, footage from Hollywood films about the Vietnam War and news footage shot during the war.


Projects 93, 2010



Standing in the Museum’s galleries, this lone handcrafted helicopter comes to the U.S. from Vietnam—thirty-five years after 12,000 U.S. helicopters were sent to Vietnam during the war—offering an opportunity for contemplation of the significance and symbolism of a charged object.

VIDEO - Behind the Scenes: Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê


www.moma.org - A Different Kind of Helicopter: Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê
en.wikipedia.org - Dinh Q. Lê
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2012, 05:09:49 PM »

Arthur Young (American, 1905–1995)
Bell-47D1 Helicopter, 1945


Aluminum, steel, and acrylic plastic,9' 2 3/4" x 7' 11" x 42' 8 3/4" (281.3 x 302 x 1271.9 cm).
Manufactured by Bell Helicopter Inc., Buffalo, NY
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=2234


More than three thousand Bell-47D1 helicopters were made in the United States and sold in forty countries between 1946 and 1973, when production ceased. While the Bell-47D1 is a straightforward utilitarian craft, its designer, Young, who was also a poet and a painter, consciously juxtaposed its transparent plastic bubble with the open structure of its tail boom to create an object whose delicate beauty is in-separable from its efficiency. That the plastic bubble is made in one piece rather than in sections joined by metal seams sets the Bell-47D1 apart from other helicopters. The result is a cleaner, more unified appearance.

The bubble also lends an insectlike appearance to the hovering craft, which generated its nickname, the "bug-eyed helicopter." It seems fitting, then, that one of the principal uses of the Bell-47D1 has been for pest control in crop dusting and spraying. It has also been used for traffic surveillance and for the delivery of mail and cargo to remote areas. During the Korean War, it served as an aerial ambulance.

Awarded the world's first commercial helicopter license by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (now the FAA), the Bell-47D1 weighs 1,380 pounds. Its maximum speed is 92 miles per hour and its maximum range 194 miles. It can hover like a dragonfly at altitudes up to 10,000 feet.


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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2012, 05:45:18 PM »

Ulrich Genth, Heike Mutter
Die solide Wirklichkeit des Bedingten (The Solid Reality of the Conditional), 2005


Installation view Berkelinsel, Vredel, Sculpture Biennial Münsterland 2005





Ash wood, oak wood, steel, lacquer, wood sealer, 3,2m x 10,5m x 1,8m (10,38ft x 34ft x 5,84ft), diameter of the rotor = 11m (35,67ft)

The sculpture is completely out of massive ash wood. With the means of traditional, local timber frame construction and wood bending engineering, we realised a detailed reproduction of a helicopter, a Bell Ranger 407, and integrated it in the existing structure of the municipal park in Vredel. The municipal park is designed in the style of an English landscape garden and incorporates an ensemble of buildings like some farmhouses and a mill. Together they form the perfect historical backdrop. At a closer look, the visitor realises that none of the houses is originally built in this location, but the single buildings were translocated. This means that they were carefully disassembled in the surrounding area to then be set up in the municipal park close-by the city.

The rotor of the chopper is rotating slowly as if the machine just landed or is just about to take off. If one follows the reason for the motion, one discovers an archaic drive system that consists of a cog/brake wheel in combination with waves and leads to the nearby mill. Through the water wheel of the mill the mechanism starts to move. The rhythmic sound of the water wheel associates with the image of the sculpture and merges into an impression with stage-like character.

The installation is taken care of and treasured by the “Möllenkring” Vreden. This local club, called “Heimatverein” (a club that preserves German tradition by keeping alive the customs, costumes and heritage), is also looking after the Hunningsche Mühle.

This project was realised for the Sculpture-Biennial Münsterland between November 2004 and July 2005.


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