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Title: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 06:53:32 AM
As we had topics recently about modern art ;) I'd like to start a thread on the depiction of aviation in art in the broadest sense.

Please feel free to contribute whatever you enjoy or deem interesting. That's what this topic is about! :)


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Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 07:42:25 AM
Eric Ravilious (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Ravilious) (1903 – 1942)
was an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. He served as a war artist, and died when the aircraft he was on was lost off Iceland.

Tiger Moth, 1942

(https://i.postimg.cc/kGs3hG8Y/N05725-10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHycyJxT)

This was painted in the summer of 1942 when the artist was attached to an R.A.F. station at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Other pictures belonging to this period are 'View from the ‘Cockpit of a Moth’ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, ‘View over the Starboard Wing of a Moth’, Air Ministry, and ‘Elementary Flying Training’, Imperial War Museum.


Morning on the Tarmac, 1941

(https://i.postimg.cc/7ZCdSmBW/large-000000.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Two Walrus aircraft on the tarmac of a runway with some personnel in the background. Only the very front of the foremost plane is visible on the right, with the whole of other plane set further back towards the left. There is a reflection of the latter plane in a puddle on the tarmac in the foreground.

IWM Collections - Eric Ravilious (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?f%5B0%5D=makerString%3ARavilious%2C%20Eric&query=)
www.ericravilious.co.uk (http://www.ericravilious.co.uk/)


Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 09:41:34 AM
Ian Hamilton Finlay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Hamilton_Finlay) (1925 – 2006)
was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener.

At the Field's Edge, 1978

(https://i.postimg.cc/d0N6sycc/P07646-10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZDkJdKc)

This work consists of a folded sheet of paper (enclosing a separate sheet of tracing paper bearing the inscription and other information). On the right hand leaf of the open sheet is an image of the flat-topped prow of an aircraft carrier, from a drawing by John Borg Manduca; text on the opposite leaf reads: ‘At the field's edge, on the vertiginous cliff-top, stood a solitary hut’. The carrier is represented, as in other work by Finlay, as an aspect of the modern ‘epic’ and ‘sublime’.


Sailing Barge Red Wing, 1975

(https://i.postimg.cc/0NjGByMW/P07645-10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GB0sBrjG)

Made in collaboration with Ian Gardner, this work is one of Finlay's characteristic images of visual coincidence. The image of a sailing barge and its reflection printed in red make a bird shape on the green ground. The Wild Hawthorn Press is Finlay's own publishing press based at his home, Little Sparta, Stonypath, Lanark (reference this and the other prints described here). It is Finlay's habit to work with other artists and printers, using them to visualise his idea and his visual concept by drawing or typography and then having the result printed to his own specifications. In this case the image was drawn by Gardner.


Homage to Malevich, 1978

(https://i.postimg.cc/pXBDVFKc/P07925-10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mttc8hX7)

The abstract shapes in this print are derived from the paintings of the early twentieth-century Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, one of the pioneers of abstract painting. By adding a plume-like tail to one of the crosses, Finlay transforms it into the image of a fighter plane, shot down in flames. Finlay has said that Malevich would have seen himself as ‘the best aeroplane’, and that the victim in the dog-fight might be Vladimir Tatlin, a rival Soviet artist.

www.ianhamiltonfinlay.com (http://www.ianhamiltonfinlay.com/)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 25, 2012, 09:49:59 AM
Hans Liska.

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska037.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska003.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska005.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska006.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska012.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska026.jpg)

(http://www.allworldwars.com/image/006/Liska029.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 25, 2012, 10:00:29 AM
Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter.

(http://www.thetoyzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Leonardo_da_Vinci_helicopter_and_lifting_wing1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: RedSpade on August 25, 2012, 10:33:59 AM
 ;D  I like this very much.  Great idea.  Great images.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 25, 2012, 10:55:35 AM
Carel Willink

(http://kunst.blog.nl/files/2009/10/Zeppelin-Carel-Willink-collectie-Scheringa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 25, 2012, 10:59:25 AM
Fiona Banner

(http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797401492.-Fiona-Banner-Press-01_sml_15.jpg)

(http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797498931.-Fiona-Banner-Press-10_sml_15.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 25, 2012, 11:00:42 AM
Anselm Kiefer

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HJW1mwBVzOU/TGGE2pHbDvI/AAAAAAAAEEg/mg3KhvWtY-4/s1600/sfmoma_Fisher_15_Kiefer_Melancholia.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 12:05:30 PM
The Boneyard Projects, 2012

Pima Air and Space Museum,Tuscon Arizona.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mrnndqD9/pic10.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6qr1pphV/pic11.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKLMk0n4/pic13.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gc87DgPw/pic16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qqV5r32M/pic32.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/26BKgwbK/pic33.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

>> Videos << (http://theboneyardprojects.com/motion.html)

theboneyardprojects.com (http://theboneyardprojects.com/index.html)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 02:07:02 PM
Charles Pears (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Pears) (1958)
was a British painter, illustrator and artist. A commissioned officer in the Royal Marines during the First World War, Pears worked also worked as an official War Artist during both the First and Second World Wars.

Handing Over a Convoy from American to British Escorts, 1941

(https://i.postimg.cc/Ssqgth4J/large-0000001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

A seascape depicting merchant and military shipping set against a cloudy blue sky with aircraft flying above. Two of the ships in the centre foreground are painted in dazzle camouflage schemes.


Bombardment of Pantellaria, Italy, 11 June 1943

(https://i.postimg.cc/pVcBK8m9/NMM-NMMG-BHC0683-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

This painting, signed ‘Chas Pears’ and produced for the War Artists Advisory Committee, shows an action of June 1943 during the Second World War. The small rocky Italian island of Pantellaria lies midway between Tunisia and Sicily, some 140 miles north-west of Malta. Since early in the war it had been of strategic interest to the Allies, but with the surrender of the German forces in Tunisia it became an obvious target for combined British-American attack in spring 1943. Not only would it aid the supply of allied forces in the Middle East and particularly the vital base of Malta, but it would also provide an important base for the proposed invasion of Italy. It was blockaded and bombarded by sea and air until it finally surrendered on 11 June.

It is the final, clearly irresistible assault that is the subject of Pears’ painting. In a panoramic vista taken from a distant vantage point at sea, it shows the island under siege by both sea and air, with the small town of Pantellaria at the left (north) end of the island encircled by eruptions of shell bursts and overhung with a heavy pall of thick smoke from blazing fires. Across the picture in the middle distance are ranged the force of covering cruisers: at the far left the stern of what might be the ‘Aurora’ with General Eisenhower aboard, then the ‘Penelope’, ‘Newfoundland’, ‘Orion’ and ‘Euryalus’. Above are 12 US Air Force Flying Fortresses returning from unloading their bombs onto the exposed town.

Pears’ focus on the dazzling June sunlight and hazy heat of the southern Mediterranean adds to the sense of unstoppable, glowing victory, while any involvement in the scale and human impact of the assault is deflected by the detached and distant viewpoint. The painting thus serves well its purpose for the War Artists Advisory Committee of both reporting the unfolding events of the war and raising morale for the British public. It was presented to the Museum by the War Artists Advisory Committee in 1946.


artuk.org - Charles Pears (https://artuk.org/discover/artists/pears-charles-18731958)


Title: HELICOPTERS
Post by: purgatorio on August 25, 2012, 03:01:07 PM
HELICOPTERS

Geoffrey Staden b.1953
Air-sea rescue from RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, 1981

(https://i.postimg.cc/76znDP1x/large-000000.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

A view from the side of a helicopter of two crew members of the Air Sea Rescue Service. Both of the crew members have their backs to the viewer. One of the crew kneels on the deck of the helicopter guiding the winch and harness that holds the other crew member, who is either being lowered towards the water level or being brought back onboard the helicopter. Both wear yellow helmets and orange overalls and the sea is visible below them on the right.

iwm.org.uk - Geoffrey Staden (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Staden%2C%20Geoffrey%22&query=)


Jeffrey Milstein
Helicopters

(https://i.postimg.cc/MZYpLb7T/06af806feca43c8ba910b34b0067f354.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNPHpDFs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cCd4HrS0/3b03fe00c5cf90f25cf851f58fa67fe4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9nrYNCy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MKKpJM5Y/7988f7b1ef61cf1387075ac6dce867cb.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8s9ShCqF)

kopeikingallery.com - Jeffrey Milstein (http://www.kopeikingallery.com/artists/view/jeffrey-milstein)
www.jeffreymilstein.com (http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman 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.

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke 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.

(http://static3.volkskrant.nl/static/photo/2012/13/4/8/20120821092025/album_large_1328588.jpg)

(http://static0.volkskrant.nl/static/photo/2012/12/3/7/20120821092025/album_large_1328587.jpg)

(http://www.koolhoven.com/reconstruction/fk23/fk23-desktop.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 02:25:01 PM
Barry Walding
Seafire XVII SX137, 1981

(https://i.postimg.cc/D0z82BL7/SOM-YEORN-E01529-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

artuk.org/discover/artists/walding-barry (https://artuk.org/discover/artists/walding-barry)
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 02:27:57 PM
L.J. Watson and M.A. Odell
Sea King of 826 Squadron, 1985–1987

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NCf8hxZ/SOM-YEORN-E00811-0001-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 02:31:21 PM
Lynx HAS3 Helicopter over HMS 'Manchester' D95, 2002

(https://i.postimg.cc/cJ4RKMQ5/97cbf0d0962337556b4b16c0e20cedae.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 02:36:28 PM
John Devane
was born in Blackpool in 1954

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/cJgJ5vZL/large-000000.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

johndevane.com (http://johndevane.com/)

Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 02:45:22 PM
Charles David Cobb (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cobb_%28artist%29) (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

(https://i.postimg.cc/C5vFRTkz/SOM-YEORN-E00709-0004-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Fortuna Glacier, 21 April 1982, 1982

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pqkkrr9S/SOM-YEORN-E00708-0004-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Fox Bay East, 5–6 June 1982, 1982


(https://i.postimg.cc/cJcPx7QJ/SOM-YEORN-E00709-0003-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

artuk.org - Charles David Cobb (https://artuk.org/discover/artists/cobb-charles-david-19212014)



Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 03:07:05 PM
Linda Kitson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Kitson) (born 1945)
is a British artist. She is best known for her work as an official war artist during the Falklands Conflict.
(https://i.postimg.cc/nrY5FGKc/Linda-Kitson-CCWWA.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/rmT3vHWY/large-000000.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Argentinian pucaras at Stanley airstrip in 1982

(https://i.postimg.cc/bdftT14b/argentinian-pucaras-at-stanley-airstrip-in-1982-credit-linda-kit.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


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

(https://i.postimg.cc/fL6SqdJw/large-000000.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

www.iwm.org.uk - Linda Kitson (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filters%5BmakerString%5D%5BKitson%2C%20Linda%5D=on)






Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
Pamela Drew (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Drew), 1910-1989
was a British artist known for her paintings of marine and aviation subjects.

Bristol Sycamore, Port Said 1956

(https://i.postimg.cc/zGWtxwvf/IWM-IWM-16401-2-001.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

artuk.org - Pamela Drew (https://artuk.org/discover/artists/drew-pamela-19101989)
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio 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

(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/04/501686-1-eng-GB/04.jpg)

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.

(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/05/501694-1-eng-GB/05.jpg)
(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/06/501702-1-eng-GB/06.jpg)
(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/07/501710-1-eng-GB/07.jpg)
(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/08/501718-1-eng-GB/08.jpg)
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

(http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/IN2124_6.sm_.jpg)

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 (http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/121/668)


www.moma.org - A Different Kind of Helicopter: Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê (http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2010/10/18/a-different-kind-of-helicopter-projects-93-dinh-q-le/)
en.wikipedia.org - Dinh Q. Lê (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinh_Q._L%C3%AA)
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 05:09:49 PM
Arthur Young (American, 1905–1995)
Bell-47D1 Helicopter, 1945

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/900/w500h420/CRI_248900.jpg)
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.


Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 05:45:18 PM
Ulrich Genth, Heike Mutter
Die solide Wirklichkeit des Bedingten (The Solid Reality of the Conditional), 2005

(http://www.phaenomedia.org/bilder/heli-camouflage.jpg)
Installation view Berkelinsel, Vredel, Sculpture Biennial Münsterland 2005

(http://www.phaenomedia.org/bilder/heli-aufgebockt-kl.jpg)(http://www.phaenomedia.org/bilder/heli-transmission.jpg)

(http://www.phaenomedia.org/bilder/hubi-mechanismus3.jpg)(http://www.phaenomedia.org/bilder/hubschrauber-vreden-fern.jpg)

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.


http://www.phaenomedia.org/Helikopter-e.htm
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 26, 2012, 05:59:58 PM
León Ferrari
Series: Brailles and Rereadings of the Bible - Untitled (Helicóptero), 1986

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKk4ncGb/external-content-duckduckgo-com.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Identified iconographic sources: Detail of French miniature, 15th C., image of helicopter Kaman SH-2F Seasprite of the US Army.
http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/magazine/articles/2012/leon_ferrari[/size]

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on August 26, 2012, 09:16:47 PM

Flight Assembled Architecture is the first architectural installation assembled by flying robots, free from
the touch of human hands.

WOW!!!  :o  AMAZING!!

What a great idea.

Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 27, 2012, 12:48:31 PM
S. D. Froude
BEA Royal Mail Helicopter, 1948

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bpma/large/lne_bpma_post109_730_large.jpg)

Oil on canvas, 58 x 89 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/bea-royal-mail-helicopter-134265
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 28, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
Katharina Arndt
coloring book - modern weapons, 2006

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SRkvgo6K5qA/T-D8nMkBL1I/AAAAAAAABKU/P8IqrptYWI8/s1600/Malbuch_kriegsgeraet_multi.jpg)
(http://www.fb69.com/Arndt/08_katharina_arndt_malbuch_tisch_539.jpg)
book, 124 drawings, 20x30cm, spiral binding
published by "Verlag für Bildschöne Bücher", 2007
ISBN 978-3-939181-08-8
http://www.katharina-arndt.com/work_2006_04.html
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 29, 2012, 09:08:21 AM
Joana Vasconcelos
LILICOPTÈRE,  Château de Versailles, 2012

(http://www.vasconcelosversailles.com/images/exposicao/12.jpg)

(http://www.vasconcelosversailles.com/images/exposicao/12/22.jpg)

(http://www.vasconcelosversailles.com/images/exposicao/12/21.jpg)

Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating,
dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie
300 x 274 x 1265 cm


http://www.vasconcelosversailles.com

drop-dead gorgeous  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 29, 2012, 09:26:25 AM
Cool Copter!  8)
Lady Gaga or Pink will luv it to get from gig A to gig B!  ;D
Maybe a suggestion for the Request Forum?  ;)



Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 29, 2012, 09:29:49 AM
Let's go back in art history when it comes to flying.  ;)

(http://www.utexas.edu/courses/larrymyth/images/theseus/LE-Icarus-Breughel.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3062/2897858706_b15bfc6461_z.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on August 29, 2012, 04:22:33 PM
Manneken pis ;D I love those details in the old masters.
Took me some time to find Icarus in the first painting.

Lol!  ;D
It is not Manneke Pis but Ganymede (by Rembrandt)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_%28mythology%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede_%28mythology%29)

Yes, it is Icarus indeed in painting #1.
Has been painted a lot of times but this is the most original one by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

By the way, I remember that the Brazillian air company VARIG had their own magazine for customers called 'Icaro".
A bit odd I would say.
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 30, 2012, 06:51:00 AM
More weird quadrocopter art:
I might add the projects i add don't necessarily reflect my understanding of what is and what isn't art. Nevertheless I try to get a broad picture of works, works that I find interesting, funny, weird or disturbing. I'll stick to helicopters this week and will continue to focus on a different theme each every weak or so. The next topic will be early aviation and WW1, a period not only revolutionary for aviation but art, too.

You are invited to contribute, comment or just shake your head  :D

Bart Jansen

Proctorcopter, 2012

(http://bartjansen.tv/img/proctorcoptericoon.jpg) (http://bartjansen.tv/img/Proctorcopter2.jpg)

(http://bartjansen.tv/img/Proctorcopter1.jpg)


The Orvillecopter, 2012

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/04/article-2154283-136ED7F3000005DC-412_634x412.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/04/article-2154283-136EC5F7000005DC-624_634x454.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/04/article-2154283-136ED66C000005DC-143_634x430.jpg)
Taxidermy cat, polyester casing, quad-copter

The Orvillecopter, half cat, half machine. Named after the famous aviator Orville Wright. He was killed by a car. After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously. [...] Soon to be flying with the birds. Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight. For the catlovers: it is a tanned hide, just like the shoes you're wearing. For the RC lovers: it's a Lotus T580 (obviously not powerful enough, so new stuff has been ordered)

http://bartjansen.tv/index.php?page=3d
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154283/Cats-away-Artist-turns-dead-pet-flying-helicopter-killed-car.html
Title: Helicopter
Post by: purgatorio on August 31, 2012, 05:30:36 PM
Frank Wootton

Two 'Chieftain' Tanks and a 'Gazelle' Helicopter Bonding

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/maf/large/hmp_maf_8_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 62 x 90 cm


Land Rover in Desert Action, 1975

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bmiht/large/war_bmiht_11_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 74.5 cm


Land Rover in Jungle Action, c. 1975

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bmiht/large/war_bmiht_10_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 74.5 x 61.5 cm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/frank-wootton
Title: World War I
Post by: purgatorio on September 02, 2012, 10:36:24 AM
WORLD WAR I

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946), Part I
Part II LINK (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg299555.html#msg299555)

Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft, 1917

In 1917 the Ministry of Information commissioned nine artists to produce six lithographs each on different aspects of the war effort. This is an example of one of the 'Efforts'. A further twelve artists were commissioned to produce a single image representing the 'Ideals' for which the war was fought. All the lithographs were produced in editions of 200 and the subscription price for a complete set was 100 guineas. The prospectus published on January 1, 1919 described the series as 'a first attempt by a number of British artists, working in unison, to put on record some aspects of the activities called forth by the Great War, and Ideals by which those activities were inspired. The prints were published by the Fine Art Society and produced under the direction of Ernest Jackson, himself a contributor to the 'Ideals' series.
--

The Acetylene Welder, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/148/media-148456/large.jpg?action-d)
lithograph on paper
513 x 389 mm


Quote
two women are welding at work benches with vices. A cyclinder stands by the side of the bench. They are wearing scarves, goggles and aprons but their hands and arms are bare.


Making The Engine, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/270/media-270244/large.jpg?action-d)
lithograph on paper
513 x 388 mm


Quote
a factory interior with belt driven machinery. The composition is dominated by belts running from overhead drive wheels. A worker with overalls and flat cap is operating a lathe while another watches.


Assembling Parts, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P03/P03046_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nevinson-assembling-parts-p03046)
Lithograph on paper
402 x 302 mm


Quote
several workers are assembling a biplane in a factory. The basic structure of the biplane is complete. Further back another group of workers assembles another plane.

In the Air, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P03/P03050_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nevinson-in-the-air-p03050)
Lithograph on paper
405 x 302 mm



Banking at 4000 Feet, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P03/P03049_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nevinson-banking-at-4000-feet-p03049)
Lithograph on paper
403 x 316 mm


Sweeping Down on a Taube, 1917
From Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P03/P03048_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nevinson-sweeping-down-on-a-taube-p03048)
Lithograph on paper
400 x 299 mm


Quote
a British Royal Flying Corps biplane swoops down towards a German Taube aircraft. The British fighter is surrounded by an area of sunlight, diagonal beams of light creating a spectacular effect on the broken cloud in the sky


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Nevinson%2C%20C%20R%20W%20%28ARA%29%22&query=
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 02, 2012, 10:40:59 AM
Charles Pears
'Strafed' by a German Seaplane off Terschelling, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/149/media-149282/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas, 850 x 1117 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22PEARS%2C%20CHARLES%22&query=


Three Royal Navy warships sail across the composition from right to left shown port side on. They are under attack from a German seaplane, with splashes in the water and small clouds of black and white in the sky showing the effects of German gunfire and British anti-aircraft gunfire.
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 02, 2012, 11:00:42 AM
Richard C. Carline

A Crashed Fokker at Villers-Bretonneux, France, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/178/media-178766/standard.jpg)

Watercolour on paper
340 mm x 432 mm


Quote
the mangled remains of a crashed German Fokker aeroplane in a bomb-damaged landscape amongst several bare tree trunks. Another biplane is visible in the grey cloudy sky above.


Baghdad, 1919

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140434/standard.jpg)

oil on canvas
412 mm x 381 mm

Kemmel Hill Seen from an Aeroplane, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140429/standard.jpg)

oil on canvas
425 mm x 355 mm


Quote
An aerial view from an aircraft over Kemmel Hill and the surrounding Flanders landscape. The hill itself is in the middle ground, with the top of the hill under artillery bombardment. Before the hill is a small valley that is also under bombardment and has a more battle scarred appearance. Two roads run towards this valley. Aircraft, a balloon and black puffs of anti-aircraft fire are visible in the sky in the distance.


Self Portrait in Uniform, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140426/standard.jpg)

oil on canvas
457 mm x 349 mm


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Carline%2C%20Richard%20C%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 03, 2012, 11:52:14 AM
J. C. Leyendecker
American Aviator, 1917

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/4848369098_6d0e69413d_z.jpg)
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 04, 2012, 06:07:24 AM
Gino Severini (Italian, 1883–1966)
Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War", 1914

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/165/w500h420/CRI_151165.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 28 3/4" (92.7 x 73 cm)

Quote
In August 1914, as World War I broke out, the Futurists planned public demonstrations in support of Italian participation. The group’s aggression plays out in this work, one in Severini’s series of war paintings. Working in Paris (France and Italy were allies) and following the example of French Cubists, who integrated text into their paintings, Severini created an image rife with words and symbols evoking the trappings of modern warfare: the slogans "order of general mobilization" and "effort maximum" (in French) as well as canons, French flags, a propeller, smokestacks, and other signifiers of power. The Futurists were eager to break attachments to the past, and war, they felt, was an opportunity for a historical tabula rasa—a chance to wipe the slate clean then create a new world order.
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89538


Plastic Synthesis of the Idea of War, 1915

(http://www.memorial-caen.fr/10EVENT/EXPO1418/tableau/016seve.jpg)
oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 04, 2012, 06:43:29 AM
Kazimir Malevich (Russian, born Ukraine. 1878–1935)

Vil'gel'mova Karusel', 1914 with verse by Vladimir Mayakovsky.

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/023/w500h420/CRI_210023.jpg)

Lithographed poster
14 15/16 x 22 1/16" (38 x 56 cm)



Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying, 1915

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/163/w500h420/CRI_151163.jpg)

Oil on canvas
22 7/8 x 19" (58.1 x 48.3 cm).



Simultaneous Death in an Airplane and at the Railway, 1913

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/988/w500h420/CRI_207988.jpg)

Lithograph
Sheet 4 7/16 x 6 15/16" (11.2 x 17.7 cm)(irreg.)


http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3710
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 05, 2012, 03:17:29 AM
James C. Hare/Colliers Weekly (American, born England. 1856–1946)
Plane Landing Alongside U.S.S. Washington, c. 1912

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/333/w500h420/CRI_235333.jpg)
Gelatin silver print
4 5/8 x 6 3/4" (11.7 x 17.1 cm)
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=58602



Unknown Photographer
Untitled (Abstraction, airplane), c. 1920

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/495/w500h420/CRI_94495.jpg)
Gelatin silver print
2 3/8 x 4 1/8" (6 x 10.4 cm)
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=98147



Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)
The Aeroplane, 1910

(http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/526/w500h420/CRI_5526.jpg)
Photogravure
5 11/16 x 6 7/8" (14.5 x 15.5 cm)
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=51519
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 05, 2012, 03:19:48 AM
Otto Dix (German, 1891–1969)
Lens Being Bombed (Lens wird mit Bomben belegt) from The War (Der Krieg), 1924


(http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/IMAGES/LRG/128614.jpg)

Etching and drypoint from a portfolio of fifty etching, aquatint and drypoints
11 3/4 x 9 5/8" (29.8 x 24.5 cm)
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=63263
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 05, 2012, 03:38:10 AM
Stuart Reid

Lieutenant McNamara: Winning the VC in the Course of a Bombing Raid in the Wadi Hesi, 10 Miles East-North-East of Gaza, Palestine, 20 March 1917,  c.1918–1920

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3074_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas
71.1 x 91.4 cm



The Ridley Tragedy, c. 1918–1920

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3075_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas
68.5 x 91.4 cm



Bombing of the Wadi Fara, 20 September 1918, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3196_large.jpg)
Oil on panel
101.9 x 100.9 cm



The Bott Incident, c.1918–1920

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3197_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas
76.2 x 91.4 cm



Deraa: The Arab Welcome to the First Handley Page Machine to Arrive in Palestine, 22 September 1918, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3198_large.jpg)
Oil on panel
76.2 x 91.4 cm



The Seward Exploit: Second Lieutenant W. E. L. Seward, MC, at Ramleh, near Jaffa in Palestine, 24 March 1917, c.1918–1920

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3072_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas
68.5 x 91.4 cm



A Handley Page Aeroplane Bombing Nabulus by Night, c.1918–1920

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3073_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas
69.8 x 93.9 cm
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 07, 2012, 02:05:11 PM
G. Scaccia
Il Bombardiere “Aquila Romana”, 1916

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o5xYYsztwsk/TVbeSFotfuI/AAAAAAAAEGE/qj-_ybIyHiM/s1600/z.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 07, 2012, 02:05:47 PM
William Orpen
The Non-Commissioned Officer Pilot, Royal Flying Corps: Flight Sergeant W. G. Bennett, 1917

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iSf_ax-dZjY/TVbdJmtV-iI/AAAAAAAAEF4/eLD9GO6tuzA/s1600/z.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 91.4 x 81.2 cm

An Airman: Lieut R T C Hoidge

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yOmzrXUOAb0/T3cy8rm1gII/AAAAAAAAKhI/BbNyKeTqarE/s1600/William+Orpen+an+airman.jpg)


Lieutenant Arthur Percival Foley Rhys Davids (1897–1917), DSO, MC, 1917

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3004_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 91.4 x 76.2 cm


Major James Byford McCudden (1895–1918), VC, DSO, MC, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2979_large.jpg)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2979_large.jpg


The Return of a Patrol, 1917

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/178/media-178254/large.jpg?action-d)
Watercolour on paper
508 x 419 mm


Quote
three Royal Flying Corps pilots in leather flying-helmets, goggles and heavy gloves stand on a runway. Two look out towards the viewer, the third stands in profile. There are more figures and a biplane in the background. There is a dark rain cloud moving across the sky from the left of the composition.


German Planes Visiting Cassel, 1917

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2960_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5 cm


Le Sars. F.E. Crashed, 1917

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/178/media-178228/large.jpg?action-d)
Pencil, Watercolour on paper
419 x 571 mm


Quote
a crashed FE2 biplane of the Royal Flying Corps in an undulating landscape near Le Sars in northern France. The thin frame towards the rear is still intact, but the small cockpit is slumped forward in the ground, the wing completely broken.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/william-orpen
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Orpen%2C%20William%20%20%28Sir%29%20%28RA%29%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on September 07, 2012, 02:41:52 PM


Great artsy posts Purgatorio. Very nice!
I remember seeing those WW1 airplane paintings from a book I bought back in 1980, it was from a book
series from TIME-LIFE called "The Epic of Flight".

I still have this book...  http://www.ebay.com/itm/KNIGHTS-OF-THE-AIR-by-Ezra-Bowen-1980-History-of-Aviation-in-WWI-/310430654927?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item48471be1cf

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EPIC-FLIGHT-TIME-LIFE-BOOKS-21-VOL-SET-/280615324051
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 07, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
Edward Newling

Captain Albert Ball (1896–1917), VC, DSO, 1921

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/ncmg/large/not_ncmg_1922_48_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 111.8 x 86.4 cm


Second Lieutenant Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall (1894–1972), VC, MC, Royal Flying Corps and Later Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force, 1919

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2629_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 112.3 x 86.9 cm


Major James Byford McCudden (1895–1918), VC, SO, MC, RFC, 1919

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2627_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 112.3 x 86.9 cm


Contemplating on the portraits of airmen that look so gentle and peaceful, I find it quite difficult not to forget that most of them were not only highly decorated heroes but something else, too. Casualties.


Air Vice-Marshal Sir Sefton Brancker (1877–1930), KCB, AFC

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/maf/large/hmp_maf_1_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 125 x 100 cm


http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/edward-newling
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 07, 2012, 04:16:01 PM
Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946), Part II
Part I LINK (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg297918.html#msg297918)

A Taube, 1916

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/148/media-148445/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas
638 x766 mm


Quote
The body of a small French schoolboy lies on the pavement outside a house. The corpse is surrounded by broken cobblestones from a hole blown in the street during an air raid.

The Belgian child is the casualty of an attack made from a German aircraft. The Taube was primarily a reconnaissance plane but carried bombs that could be thrown from the cockpit. The casual violence of the scene marks the increasing vulnerability of the civilian population. In his autobiography, Paint and Prejudice, Nevinson described the scene he witnessed: 'There the small boy lay before me, a symbol of all that was to come.'

The Taube (Taube translates as ‘Dove’, taub as ‘death’) was a German reconnaisance plane but carried bombs that could be thrown from the cockpit. The casual violence of the scene marks the increasing vulnerability of the civilian population. Both the title and the evidence of an explosion imply that this was the cause of death of the child. The assailants are deliberately excluded from the painting frame, the point being that they are out of sight and far removed both physically and emotionally from the scene, unable to control their attack or witness its ends. At first sight, the artist appears to simply demand an emotional response to the death of the Belgian child. Spread-eagled on the pavement, he is completely unprotected and his death incidental to the attack and to the war. However, the title raises other questions. As war demanded the efforts of entire nations and as the technology of the First World War developed, almost any target could be hit and its legitimacy justified. Judgement is not specifically against the individual pilots but against the means and methods of war. In his autobiography, 'Paint and Prejudice', Nevinson describes the scene: 'Dunkirk was one of the first towns to suffer aerial bombardment, and I was one of the first men to see a child who had been killed by it. There the small boy lay before me, a symbol of all that was to come.'


Over the Lines, 1917

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/218/media-218361/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas
609 x 457 mm


Quote
An aerial view over a battle-scarred landscape, with a village, roads and the lines of trenches visible below. A British biplane is shown in flight with white puffs of anti-aircraft fire around it.


Swooping Down on a Hostile Plane, 1917

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/193/media-193911/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas
609 x 457 mm


Quote
A view of aerial combat with a British Sopwith Camel attacking a German Taube, which is just visible towards the bottom of the composition.

The painting is mentioned in correspondence in September 1917 as being re-worked prior to its presentation to the Imperial War Museum: it may possibly have been the painting 'Taube Pursued by Commander Samson' shown in March 1915.


The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/138/media-138902/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas
2540 x5486 mm


Quote
A scene of civilians, predominantly women and children, sheltering in Elephant and Castle tube station. Some civilians sit on the platform seating, whilst others sit or lie on the platform itself. On the wall behind are a few C R W Nevinson posters.


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Nevinson%2C%20C%20R%20W%20%28ARA%29%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 08, 2012, 10:05:03 AM
Max von Poosch, Austrian (1872–1968)

Kampfstaffel D3 über der Brenta-Gruppe (Fighter Squadron D3 over the Brenta Group), 1917

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/HGM_Poosch_BrentaGruppe_1917.jpg)


Abgeschossener feindlicher Flieger (Downed Enemy Plane), 1917

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/HGM_Poosch_Feindflieger.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on September 08, 2012, 03:16:26 PM


Great link to that art gallery Purgatorio  8) Thanks man.
Excellent art!

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 08, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
George Horace Davis (1881–1963)

Closing Up: A Bombing Formation of British Biplanes (DH9As) Closing Up to Beat off an Enemy Formation of 'Fokker' Triplanes, 1919

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_3071_large.jpg)
oil on canvas, 965 x 1524 mm

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An aerial view of planes battling in the sky. There is a formation of British biplanes to the left of the image, and several German triplanes behind them. The background is obscured by a dense blanket of cloud.

Horace Davis was a little-known landscape painter who served in the RAF. He had instituted the aerial manoeuvre diagrams used in training pilots in the fledgling service, and was commissioned by the Air Services sub-section of the Imperial War Museum to paint two of these manoeuvres. The difficulty inherent in painting an eye-witness account of an aerial battle, and the emphasis placed on technical details and accuracy by the Air Service sub-sections, (a common feature of IWM commissions), makes Davis' work more literal and illustrative than that of painters such as Sydney Carline or CRW Nevinson. It is not the thrill of flying or the view of the landscape from the air that interests Davis, but the heroics of the toy-like planes as they chase each other through the skies.


Putting Out His Eyes: Tactics in Aerial Warfare, 1919

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Oil on canvas, 98.4 x 65.4 cm

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An aerial warfare scene with a German biplane under attack from two RAF SE5 biplanes. The German aircraft is in the foreground flying on a downward trajectory with the two RAF biplanes above. Two other biplanes are visible in the background. All is set against a cloudy sky.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/george-horace-davis
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 08, 2012, 07:15:33 PM
I've always been fond of sketches and drawings, even more if they document the process of the creation of an artwork. Though sometimes rough, like the notebook of an writer they give insight in the ideas, inspiration and considerations of an artist. It's great luck if they survive as they were often disregarded and not considered worth collecting.

In S.W. Carline's case I actually prefer his delicate watercolours and sketches to some his oil paintings that IMHO are a bit crude. There's no accounting for taste :)


Sydney William Carline PART I

Carline joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914. Later he was moved to the Department of Camouflage and sent to the Near East to record the war against the Turks.

Forced Landing in the Desert of a British BE2E near Nasarije, Mesopotamia, September 1919

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Watercolour on paper, 272 x 367 mm

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Study

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a British BE2E biplane standing in the desert after a forced landing. Two men in RAF desert uniform and sola topees walk towards the viewer, each looking in the opposite direction. The featureless desert stretches into the distance and a plume of white smoke rises up from a spot on the horizon.


Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk, 1919

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Oil on canvas, 38 x 45 cm

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Watercolour on paper, 266 x 325 mm

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Sketch

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an aerial view from the rear cockpit of an RAF biplane showing the tail of the aircraft and three other planes following behind. The town of Kirkuk and the outlines of fields, including an airfield, are visible below, and in the distance there are rolling foothills leading up to high mountains.


Temporary Canvas Hangar for a Biplane, Italy, 1918

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Watercolour on paper, 208 x 275 mm

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a scene showing a temporary canvas hangar with two sides pulled up and RAF ground crew manoeuvering a biplane into position. There is a line of trees to the right and the foothills of the Italian Alps are silhouetted against the horizon.


Dog Fight on the Italian Front, 27 June 1918

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Watercolour, ink on paper, 150 x 215 mm

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a small sketch of a dogfight between four German and two British aircraft against a blue sky and stylised clouds, which includes handwritten notes below. text: 'I want to give an idea of the jumble, the limitless space & at the same time the graceful & always balanced movement'.

'The picture that I have got in mind to do first is of a dog fight in the air...The proportions and positions of the machines are everything, as you may imagine. I have got more of the space, speed and grace of the machines, which is what I want. When it is finished I will go on to the 'Archie-burst over the Alps', but just at present this other one claims all my thoughts.' Extract from a letter to Richard Carline, 27 June 1918.


Three Studies of Flying Aircraft, Italy, 1918

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Pencil, Watercolour on paper, 280 x 381 mm

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a cartoon of three studies of biplanes in flight seen from the ground. The study in the bottom right shows a Sopwith Camel flying low over an airfield, with a canvas hangar and bell tent below.

Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 11:43:52 AM
Sydney William Carline PART II

A British Pilot in a BE2c Approaching Hit along the Course of the River Euphrates, July 1919

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Oil on canvas, 40.2 x 47.8 cm

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Study

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Sketches


British 'Maurice Farman' Attacked by a German 'Fokker' While Dropping Sacks of Corn on Kut-el-Amara during the Siege of 1916, 1919

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Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 30.1 cm

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Study


Kut-el-Amara, 1919

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Watercolour on paper, 271 x 300 mm

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a view across a bomb damaged quarter of the city of Kut in Mesopotamia, seen from the roof of a house. Date palms grow between the houses, and the horizon is flat with only desert beyond the city boundary.


A Destroyed Turkish Aerodrome at Rayak, Lebanon 1919, 1920

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Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 106.6 cm

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The scene of a destroyed aerodrome. The remains of burnt-out aircraft, three nose-down in the earth, one on it's side with part of the fuselage still intact, litter the ground. There are piles of rubbish dotted around, and to the right a long pole, the remnants of a wind-sock, leaning towards the ground. The remains of two hangars can be seen to the left mid-ground. The lower half of the composition is in deep shadow, contrasting with the bright snow-capped mountains in the background.

'I went off to Rayak aerodrome by means of a Car going for rations. There I found the remains of the Turkish Aircraft Park, which had been badly bombed together with the large Ammunition Dump, adjoining it, close to the Railway junction. When the Turks left the place in a hurry they burnt all they could, and left behind them 30 gaunt carcases of aeroplanes, some standing on their noses and others in all kinds of positions, strewn amid rubbish on what had once been a delightful aerodrome in the plain between the Lebanon and Autilebenon [sic]. With their snow ridges making an attractive background to either side.' Sydney Carline in his diary entry for 18 March 1919 (from IWM Carline exhibition catalogue, 1973)

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Study

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Study

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Study

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Study

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Study


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Carline%2C%20Sydney%20W%22&query=
Title: WW1
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 12:08:16 PM
Sydney William Carline PART III

View of the Wing of a BE2C in Flight, July 1919

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Sketch


Aircraft Flying over Mountains, 1919

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Sketch

Preparing a Sopwith Camel for Take-off, Italy 1918

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Sketch


Ground Crew Working on an Aeroplane, Italy 1918

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Sketch


Sopwith Camel Being 'Started-up' for Flight, Italy, October 1918

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Sketch


Ground Crew Manoeuvering an Aeroplane, Italy 1918

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Sketch


View from a Hangar, Italy, 1918

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Sketch


Assisting an Injured British Pilot, Italy, October 1918

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Watercolour on paper, 164 x 180 mm

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Sketch

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Sketch

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Sketch



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Sketch
Title: Lighter-than-air
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 12:22:31 PM
LIGHTER THAN AIR
Gow, Andrew Carrick (RA)

The First Zeppelin Seen From Piccadilly Circus, 8th September 1915, 1915

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oil on canvas, 660 x 457 mm

A dark and gloomy evening scene in Piccadilly Circus with a German Zeppelin airship and barrage balloons visible in the night sky illuminated by the beam of a searchlight. In the foreground Piccadilly Circus is busy with civilians and traffic, including a red bus.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Gow%2C%20Andrew%20Carrick%20%28RA%29%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 12:54:08 PM
John Lavery

'The Silver Queen', Wormwood Scrubs: One of the Original 'Blimps', 1915

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Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5 cm


'Rigids' at Pulham: 'R 23' Type British Airships at Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5 cm


'Rigid 29' and 'NS 7' at East Fortune, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm


A Convoy, North Sea: From NS 7, Painted from an Airship off the Coast of Norway, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 172.7 x 198.1 cm


The Aerodrome, East Fortune, North Berwick: The Starting Point for British Airships of the North Sea Air Patrol, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm


Rosyth: The Principal Base of the Grand Fleet, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm


The Firth of Forth: Wind, 1917

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Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm


http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/john-lavery
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Lavery%2C%20John%20%28Sir%29%20%28RA%29%20%28RSA%29%22&query=chlight.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 01:17:11 PM
BBC News In pictures: Pulham St Mary WWI airship photos rediscovered

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About 60 rare images of World War I airships operating from RNAS Pulham in Norfolk have been rediscovered by the family of the photographer. They were taken on the base by Royal Naval Air Service's photographer George Hamilton Wakefield from 1916 onwards.

LINK (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17689509)
Title: LIGHTER THAN AIR
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 01:28:16 PM
Henri Rousseau

Quai d'Ivry, c. 1907

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46.1x55.0cm, Oil on canvas

In Ivry Quay (c1907), Rousseau depicts the airship La Patrie, which had only been launched in 1906. At the time, it was the most advanced military aircraft in the world and a source of national pride. Yet rather than gaze in wonder or flee in terror from this technological marvel, the strolling Parisians in Rousseau’s painting barely notice it as it hovers benignly in a peaceful summer sky.


View of the Bridge at Sevres and the Hills at Clamart St. Cloud and Bellevue, 1908

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oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm

http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/henri-rousseau
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 01:52:15 PM
Johannes Jensen
Luftschiff (airship), 2010

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1,5m x 4m x 3,5m

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 13, 2012, 02:16:30 PM
Odilon Redon
L'oeil comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini (The eye like a strange balloon goes to infinity), 1898

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http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/odilon-redon
Title: R34 - The Record Breaker
Post by: purgatorio on September 14, 2012, 09:14:40 AM
R34 - The Record Breaker
In 1919 His Majesty's Airship 'R34' flew from Britain to New York and back, achieving: the first east-west flight over the Atlantic; the first double air crossing; the first crossing by a dirigible (airship) and a world endurance record for the flight.'R34' had two stowaways, a young aircraftsman and a cat.


Alfred Egerton Cooper

R34, East Fortune, Scotland, 1919

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Oil on canvas, 56 x 66 cm

R.34 and R.29 in the Shed at East Fortune, 1919

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Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.4 cm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/alfred-egerton-cooper


R. Kempston
HM Airship 'R34'

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Mixed media on hardboard, 47 x 94 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/r-kempston



Jonathan Easthope
R34 Airship over New York Harbour 4 July 1919, 1920

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Oil on cardboard, 40 x 30 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/jonathan-easthope



Lynn Chadwick
Maquette for R34 Memorial 1957, cast 2003

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Bronze, 345 x 390 x 110 mm
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/chadwick-maquette-for-r34-memorial-t12023


Chadwick was commissioned to produce a memorial to commemorate the first double crossing of the Atlantic by the airship R34 in July 1919. It was intended for London (Heathrow) Airport but the commission was cancelled as some people didn't like his proposal. This is a bronze cast of the model; the full-size work was made as Stranger III  (displayed on the floor to your left). Here, a winged figure seems an appropriate subject to commemorate a feat of manned flight, while the two heads probably refer to the two-way crossing made by the R34


READ MORE airshipsonline.com: R34 - The Record Breaker (http://www.airshipsonline.com/airships/r34/) | wikipedia.org: R34 (R33 class airship) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R34_(airship)#R34)

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Peppino Mangravite
Post Office mural, 1937

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These murals were done during the roosevelt administration by peppino mangravite. this is the arrival of the british dirigible r.34 with the first air mail 1919.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 14, 2012, 09:43:27 AM
Alfred Egerton Cooper

View from an Airship, 1917

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Oil on canvas, 107.9 x 152.4 cm


Airship 9, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.4 cm


Airship 23, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.4 cm


'Rigid 26', 1918

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Oil on canvas, 91.1 x 60.6 cm


The First Snow, from the NS8 Airship over the Lammermuirs, 1918

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Oil on canvas, 123 x 182 cm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/alfred-egerton-cooper
Title: Montgolfière
Post by: purgatorio on September 14, 2012, 10:42:19 AM
Montgolfière
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 – 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 – 1799) were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. Later, in December 1783, in recognition of their achievement, their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility and the hereditary appellation of de Montgolfier by King Louis XVI of France.

READ MORE centennialofflight.gov: Early Balloon Flight in Europe (http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Lighter_than_air/Early_Balloon_Flight_in_Europe/LTA1.htm) | wikipedia.org: Montgolfier brothers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgolfier_brothers)


The first balloon flight with passengers - a cock, a duck, and a sheep - on September 19, 1783.

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http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Lighter_than_air/Early_Balloon_Flight_in_Europe/LTA1G4.htm


Description of the historic Montgolfier Brothers' 1783 balloon flight, 1786

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1783_balloonj.jpg

Translation:
Figure and exact proportions of the "Aerostatic Globe", which was the first to first carry men through the air.

Height of the Globe: 70 pieds (22.7 m, about 75 ft)
Weight of the Globe: 1600 Livres (780 kg, 1700 lb)
Diameter: 46 pied (14.9 m, 49 ft)
Lifting capacity: between 1600 and 1700 livres (~ 780-830 kg, 1700-1800 lb)
Volume: 60000 pieds cubes (~ 2000 cubic metres, 2,000,000 Litres, 73000 cubic ft.
Gallery: 3 pieds wide (1 m, 3 ft)

The top portion was surrounded by fleurs-de-lys, with the twelve zodiac signs below. In the middle portion were images of the king's face, each surrounded by a sun. The bottom section was filled with mascarons and garlands; Several eagle's wings appear to support this powerful machine in the air. All of this ornamentation was gold on a beautiful blue background, so that that this superb globe appeared to be gold and azure. The circular gallery, in which we see the Marquis D'Arlandes and Mr. Pilatre de Rozier, was covered in crimson draperies with gold fringes.



Model of Montgolfier balloon, 1783

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http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/images/I006/10219021.aspx


Claude-Louis Desrais (1746-1816)
Ascension captive d'une montgolfière (Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier) dans les jardins de la papèterie Réveillon, le 19 octobre 1783
 
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Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (30 March 1754 – 15 June 1785) was a French chemistry and physics teacher, and one of the first pioneers of aviation. He and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first manned free balloon flight on 21 November 1783, in a Montgolfier balloon. He later died when his balloon crashed near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais during an attempt to fly across the English Channel. He and his companion, Pierre Romain, became the first known fatalities in an air crash.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Pil%C3%A2tre_de_Rozier


Commémoration du premier vol humain, Place de Colombie, Paris 16e

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Photo taken by Remi Jouan, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Premier_vol_mongolfiere.JPG

Texte de la plaque :
Le 21 novembre 1783, de cet emplacement dans le parc de l'ancien château de La Muette partit la montgolfière conduite par Pilâtre de Rozier et le marquis d'Arlandes. Elle devait se poser 26 minutes plus tard à la Butte aux Cailles, achevant ainsi le premier vol humain de l'histoire.


Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 14, 2012, 12:49:57 PM
Charles Pears

The Action of 11th August 1918, Island of Borkum. Zeppelin Falling : the Flagship is flying the signal:- 'See Hymn 224. Verse 7', 1918

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oil on canvas, 850 x 1104 mm

A German Zeppelin falls from the sky after being shot down by a British fighter plane. Several Royal Navy warships are at sail in the sea below.

On 11 August 1918 Lt S D Culley took off, in his Sopwith Camel N6812 aircraft, from a lighter being towed behind a destroyer. This was part of a large fleet of ships under the command of Admiral Tyrwhitt intent on bringing German seaplanes into action. After a fight with some seaplanes, Zeppelin L53 was spotted and Culley duly took off and succeeded in bringing it down. Culley's Camel is in the museum's collection, and hangs in the atrium. A title note to The Action of 11th August, 1918 (written by the artist) refers the viewer to the signal shown on the flagship, which reads “See Hymn 224. Verse 7” The verse reads thus; “Oh, happy band of pilgrims Look upward to the skies, Where such a light affliction Shall win so great a prize.” Strictly speaking the action took place nearer to the island of Ameland, rather than Borkum. Borkum is one of a chain of sandy islands including Juist, Norderney and Sharnhörn which run up the North Sea coast of north Holland and Germany to southern Denmark. The whole of this area is a maze of shallow channels running through treacherous and constantly shifting sandbanks deposited by three major rivers - the Ems, the Weser and the Elbe. The strategic importance of these sandy outposts to Germany is graphically described in Erskine Childers' book 'The Riddle of the Sands', published in 1903. A later action against the German seaplane base on Borkum on the 21st October 1918 involved the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. Unable to reach the area from airfields in France and England due to the aircraft’s restricted range, and unable to get near the coast due to the shifting sandbanks, the Royal Navy towed the British planes on lighters as near as they could to Borkum, the idea being that the aircraft would take off from the lighters and attempt a raid on the base. The attack was aborted when most of the planes crashed into the sea on take-off. The artist produced four other paintings as a result of his sojourn in the North Sea with Admiral Tyrwhitt’s fleet, including one showing a kite balloon attached to HMS Concord and “in the distance destroyers are seen towing a raft with the Camel Scout aeroplane which brought down the Zeppelin off Borkum Island” (Charles Pears, title note).



A Convoy, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/149/media-149259/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas, 762 x 1295 mm

A merchant convoy at sea, with a ship that appears to be in the process of sinking in the right foreground. An airship is in the sky above.


The North Sea: The Night of 10 August 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/slide/iwm_iwm_1363_slide.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 129.5 cm

A night scene showing a kite balloon attached to HMS Concord. In the distance a destroyer tows a raft holding an aeroplane. In the foreground there is the railing of the ship from which this scene is witnessed, and above a starlit sky.


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22PEARS%2C%20CHARLES%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 03:15:44 PM
Felix Schwormstädt

Maschinengondel eines Zeppelin-Luftschiffes, 1917

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2512/4235666335_8cd82e9f0a_b.jpg)


Das Eingreifen des Militärluftschiffes "ZVI" in den Kampf um die belgische Festung Lüttich am 6. August 1914

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Felix_Schwormstadt_-_Illustrierte_Weltkriegskronik_-_Schwormstadt_004.jpg)


Abwehr eines Fliegerangriffs auf der oberen Plattform eines Zeppelin-Luftschiffes, 1917

(http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15631&d=1309227221)


Zeppelin bridge, 1917

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/4236440976_d8d7679a13_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 03:19:35 PM
Soviet Propaganda

You might wonder why I include pictures of obvious political material in this topic on "fine art". The thing is art always had and has strong connections to propaganda in the widest sense. Aviation in all it's glory was destined to enforce technical superiority, efficiency, modernity, braveness, the exotic travel ....
In the early 20th century the iconic qualities of the airship met the interests of artists and illustrators who were about to explore the new possibilities of the cheap mass reproduction of colour prints.
Today these graphics have found their way into international art collections, especially those that show influences of last century's avant garde movements. Exploring the means of typography, visual arts, composition, photography ... they can be considered the ancestors of our today's graphic design.


The Air War, 1914

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/RlsOh94TKiI/AAAAAAAADKw/mNXYBCvZz7I/s1600/Russian%2Bairship%2Bfight.jpg)


Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka

Construct a powerful Soviet Airship "Klim Voroshilov", 1931

(http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/posters/m/2807.png)


Georgij Kibardin
WE WILL BUILD LENIN'S ESCADRON OF AIRSHIPS, 1931

(http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/posters/m/2217.png)


Nikolai Dolgorukov
"Soviet airships must fly and will fly over the Soviet country! Let us create a powerful airship-building industry"., 1932

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6841402916_7451fca117_b.jpg)


Vasilii Elkin
Long Live the Red Army, 1932

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/6877120290_f55a6164e2_b.jpg)

http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/site/page/resultado/10/12
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 03:24:12 PM
Scientific American, 1925

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2502/4236440304_535b6d18eb_b.jpg)


Herbert Paus
The Zeppelin Grows Up, Popular Science Cover, 1929

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5287/5340043520_0ac84fb230_b.jpg)


Solar-Powered Aerial Landing Field, 1934

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5397404914_927ee7d9a0_b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5174/5397404226_0e5b5bf78f_b.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/with/5397404226/v
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 03:33:51 PM
Atoms-For-Peace Dirigible, 1956

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5135/5534000964_0c260ed914_b.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/5534000964/sizes/l/in/pool-38952224@N00/
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 04:08:21 PM
Book cover

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2522/3974161217_55667493a6_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3974161217/in/pool-airship/


ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES IN THE AIR, 1925

(http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/posters/m/5194.png)

Title: Lighter Than Air
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 04:59:11 PM
The First Blitz - Great Britain

A Zeppelin is caught in searchlights over London

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02171/searchlights-londo_2171590k.jpg)

Zeppelin in flames over London

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02171/shot-down-london_2171575k.jpg)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/9153063/The-worlds-biggest-collection-of-airship-memorabilia-goes-on-sale.html?frame=2171590

German airship brought down outside London, 1917

(http://www.gwpda.org/photos/coppermine/albums/uploads/aviation/01128.jpg)


London home destroyed by German aerial attack

(http://www.gwpda.org/photos/coppermine/albums/uploads/destruction/00740.jpg)
http://www.gwpda.org/photos/coppermine/index.php


A Zeppelin Raider

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5245/5263669556_c325c426a5_b.jpg)


British WW I poster,   1915

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/It_is_far_better_to_face_the_bullets.jpg)


British propaganda postcard: "The End of the 'Baby-Killer'", 1916

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/The_End_of_the_%27Baby-Killer%27.png)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 05:32:43 PM
The First Blitz - Germany

Wir kommen England!

(http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/images/zeppattengland4h.JPG)

Ein Deutsche Luftschiff-Geschwader auf dem Wege nach England, 1915

(http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/images/zeppattengland1h.JPG)


Die Angst der Londoner vor den Zeppelinen

(http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/images/zeppattlondon1h.JPG)


In's Herz von England.

(http://www.canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/German-Zeppelin-over-London-Thames-River-Postcard-1915a.jpg)


Zeppeline über London

(http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Deutsch/Volkerkrieges%202%20-%20Zeppelin%20London%20001.jpg)(http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Deutsch/Luftwaffe%201917%20-%20Zeppelin%20001.jpg)

Willy Stöwer
Marine-Luftschiffe über England (London wird mit Bomben belegt)

(http://www.billerantik.de/gallery2/main.php/d/14948-1/05_London_Zeppelin_LW.jpg)

Strategic bombing during World War I from Wikipedia

The first strategic bombing in history was also the first instance of bombs being dropped on a city from the air. On 6 August 1914 a German Zeppelin, a type of rigid airship, bombed the Belgian city of Liège. In Britain, fear of the Zeppelin as a weapon of war preceded its actual use as one, as even before the World War the British public was gripped by "zeppelinitis". Within months of the war' start, Germany had formed the Ostend Carrier Pigeon Detachment, in fact an airship unit intended for the bombing of English port cities. Flying out of ports in northern France or Belgium, the Germans had tailwinds going to Britain and having dispensed their payload were lighter coming back.
[...]
The first extended campaigns of strategic bombing were undertaken against England by the German Empire's fleet of Zeppelins, which were the only aircraft capable of such sustained activities so far from their bases. These bombings were approved on 7 January 1915 by Kaiser Wilhelm II, who forbade attacks on London, fearing that his relatives in the British royal family might be injured. (These restrictions were lifted in May, after British attacks on German cities.) The first attacks on England came on 9 January around Yarmouth and King's Lynn. The Zeppelin proved too costly compared to airplanes, too large and slow a target, too cumbersome, its hydrogen gas too flammable, and too susceptible to bad weather, anti-aircraft fire (below 5,000 feet) and interceptors armed with incendiary bullets (up to 10,000 feet) for the Imperial German Army (Reichsheer), which abandoned its use in 1916. The Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) continued to use the Zeppelin through the war. In all, fifty-one raids on Great Britain were committed, the last by the Navy in May 1918. The "year of greatest intensity" of the strategic bombing of England was 1916. Germany employed 125 airships during the war, lost more than half and sustained a 40% attrition rate of their crews, the highest of any unit.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_I
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 05:45:13 PM
Michael Zeno Diemer
Zeppelins Landung in München. Erste Zielfahrt am 2. April 1909, 1910

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/6/60/Michael_Zeno_Diemer_%281867-1939%29%2C_Zeppelins_Landung_in_M%C3%BCnchen._Erste_Zielfahrt_am_2._April_1909%2C_entstanden_1910.JPG)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 05:46:30 PM
Theodor Pixis (1831-1907)
Tausend Meter über München, 1890

(http://www.deutsches-museum.de/uploads/pics/Pixis_Muenchen.JPG)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 06:03:42 PM
Vassily Kuptsov
Dirigible, 1933

(http://dieselpunksencyclopedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/kuptsov-dirigible.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 06:25:29 PM
Led Zeppelin Album Cover, 1969

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZW45KtVwpbg/Tf6i-Y8V1fI/AAAAAAAAFw8/R1JtL20cOMw/s1600/led-zeppelini.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 06:33:34 PM
Horst Naumann
Weimar, 1928

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6516988725_e071d40d91_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
Learn-Earn

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2569/4103902632_5c99f5c202_b.jpg)


WILLIAM HEASLIP
ILLUSTRATION OF THE USS AKRON, 1931

(http://i.imgur.com/Q3J4q.jpg)
http://dieselpunks.blogspot.co.at/2011/10/lighter-than-air.html

Boys' Life August 1931 on Google Books (http://books.google.at/books?id=FQIOrq5BQX4C&lpg=PA6&ots=0FJjpCIMwh&dq=Commander+C.+N.+Rosendahl&pg=PA6&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on September 22, 2012, 07:13:51 PM

Beautiful art!  Love the little details.
Hey, how about posting band album covers featuring airplanes?

I know I have seen some excellent ones with Me-262s and all sorts of great aircraft.
Led Zeppelin is excellent. I painted the same LP cover in a painting when I was about 11 and later on in
the back of a denim jacket for a friend in high school  8)

here are some of the gallery...

http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/files/single_iron_maiden_aces_high.jpg

http://www.vinylrecords.ch/I/IR/Iron_Maiden/Aces-High/iron-maiden-aces-high-1227.jpg

http://www.walltor.com/images/wallpaper/heavy-metal-and-gothic-art--iron-maiden--album-cover-art--wallpapers-gothic-and-heavy-metal-artwork--iron-maiden-aces-high-skull-pilot-artwork-76980.jpg

http://www.pulse-jets.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4999

http://www.megamusiclyrics.com/album_covers/blue_oyster_cult_secret_treaties_album_cover.jpg

http://www.fathead.com/entertainment/jefferson-airplane/jefferson-airplane-after-bathing-at-baxters-album-cover/

http://underdesign.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/come-fly-with-who-check-out-this-knockoff-album-cover/

http://www.modernmultiplesinc.com/shepard-fairey-album-cover-large-format-prints/

http://this-is-indie.blogspot.pt/2012/05/adam-yauch-rest-in-peace-beastie-boys.html

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/20/12/2012470954-1.jpg
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 22, 2012, 07:56:04 PM
Gustaf Oscar Dalström (1893 - 1971)
Night, Chicago World's Fair, 1933

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/6465461503_c3eee748f5_b.jpg)
etching on paper plate: 6 x 7 7/8 in (15.1 x 20.1 cm)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 11:30:48 AM
Parkes, Oscar (OBE)
'The Pride of the German Fleet' : The battleship "Bayern", the first German ship to carry 15-inch guns, surrenders, never having fired her guns in action, 1918

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/178/media-178276/standard.jpg)
wash on paper, 431 x 368 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Parkes%2C%20Oscar%20%28OBE%29%22&query=


View over the bow of a warship, of a large capital warship under way, from the stern port quarter. Another warship is line ahead and an airship is above.


Crosby, F Gordon
Lieutenant Warneford's Great Exploit: The first Zeppelin to be brought down by Allied aircraft, 7th June 1915. The VC was conferred at once on Lieutenant Warneford., 1919

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/141/media-141186/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas
1828 x 1219 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5758


An aerial view of a British aircraft attacking a Zeppelin. The plane swoops down from above, and the Zeppelin plummets towards the ground in flames, trailing a thick cloud of smoke. Patches of fields and areas of woodland can be seen below.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 11:40:11 AM
British R 100 Airships, after 1927

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/SxklcCTvq0I/AAAAAAAADZQ/3QyWKswT-EY/s1600/r-100-t.jpg)

http://dieselpunks.blogspot.co.at/2009/12/in-shed.html
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 11:44:35 AM
Nancy Exposition, 1909

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/6874114788_4a2f2444f6_b.jpg)


Ernest Montaut

FIRST INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, 1909

(http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/posters/m/3878.png)


CLEMENT-BAYARD, 1915

(http://webposters.adm.ntu.edu.sg/posters/m/4746.png)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 01:06:56 PM
The Golden Age - Giants of the Air

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
Excerpts from airships.net - LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin (http://www.airships.net/lz127-graf-zeppelin)

Graf Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight “Weltfahrt” - In 1929, Graf Zeppelin made perhaps its most famous flight; a round-the-world voyage covering 21,2500 miles in five legs from Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen to Tokyo, Tokyo to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Lakehurst, and then Lakehurt to Friedrichshafen again.

Graf Zeppelin Polar Flight - In July, 1931, Graf Zeppelin carried a team of scientists from Germany, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Sweden on an exploration of the Arctic, making meteorological observations, measuring variations in the earth’s magnetic field in the latitudes near the North Pole, and making a photographic survey of unmapped regions using a panoramic camera that automatically took several pictures per minute.  The size, payload, and stability of the zeppelin allowed heavy scientific instruments to be carried and used with an accuracy that would not have been possible with the airplanes of the day.

The Century of Progress Flight to Chicago World’s Fair (1933) - While Graf Zeppelin’s appearance was one of the highlights of the Chicago Fair, the swastika-emblazoned ship, which was viewed as a symbol of the new government in Berlin, triggered strong political responses from both supporters and opponents of Hitler’s regime, especially among German-Americans.  The political controversy muted the enthusiasm that Americans had previously displayed toward the German ship during its earlier visits, and when Eckener took Graf Zeppelin on a aerial circuit around Chicago to show his ship to the residents of the city, he was careful to to fly a clockwise pattern so that Chicagoans would see only the tricolor German flag on the starboard fin, and not the swastika flag painted on the port fin under the new regulations issued by the German Air Ministry.

South American Service - By the summer of 1931, after many pioneering flights which demonstrated the airship’s impressive capabilities and captured the enthusiasm of the world, Graf Zeppelin began regularly scheduled commercial service on the route between Germany and South America.

Graf Zeppelin’s Last Flight - Graf Zeppelin was over the Canary Islands on the last day of a South American flight from Brazil to Germany when it received news of the Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Captain Hans von Schiller withheld the news from his passengers, and told them of the disaster only after the ship’s safe landing in Germany.

Graf Zeppelin landed in Friedrichshafen on May 8, 1937, and never carried a paying passenger again. The ship made only one additional flight, on June 18, 1937, from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt, where she remained on display — all her hydrogen removed — until she was broken up on the orders of Hermann Goering’s Luftwaffe in March, 1940.


Graf Zeppelin on YouTube (http://youtu.be/oVP2pZX2yGo)


Alexander Kircher
"LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin" mit dem russischen Eisbreicher "Malygin", 1931

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/7/70/Alexander_Kircher_LZ_127.jpg)


LZ-127 and boat from the Soviet icebreaker Malygin at Franz-Josef Land, 1931

(http://www.null-entropy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/tumblr_lo0m2ilI8o1qkkcodo1_1280-1024x671.jpg)


South America Service

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2530/3842800521_3f828aa499_o.jpg)


LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin port engine car

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/53/LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin_port_engine_car_-_Zeppelin_Museum_Friedrichshafen_-_DSC06812.jpg/640px-LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin_port_engine_car_-_Zeppelin_Museum_Friedrichshafen_-_DSC06812.jpg)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin_port_engine_car_-_Zeppelin_Museum_Friedrichshafen_-_DSC06812.jpg

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 01:45:49 PM
Ottomar Anton
In 2 days across the Atlantic, 1936

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6966237235_ef258753e4_b.jpg)


Jupp Wiertz

A Pleasant Trip to Germany, 1936
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6966392575_cea1e7b193_b.jpg)


In Three Days to South America, 1936

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6966238503_4cbc933e67_b.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 03:03:04 PM
The American Zeppelins

The US Navy operated the 4 rigid airships.

USS Macon ZRS-5

USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. She served as a "flying aircraft carrier". In service for less than two years, in 1935 Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off California's Big Sur coast, though most of her crew were saved. The wreckage is listed as USS Macon Airship Remains on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Macon_(ZRS-5)


The USS Macon under construction, 1932

(http://c300221.r21.cf1.rackcdn.com/uss-macon-airship-under-construction-1932-1341803914_b.jpg)


The USS Macon inside Hangar One at Moffett Field on October 15, 1933

(http://www.blimpinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/27-of-33.jpg)


USS Macon docked inside Hangar One at Moffett Field.

(http://thiscircularparade.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/296462main_macon_14_full.jpg)


USS Macon over New York City, 1933

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/USS_Macon_over_Manhattan.jpg/990px-USS_Macon_over_Manhattan.jpg)


Image from expedition to the wreck of the USS Macon, 2006

(http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2006/macon-postcruise-images/Macon_FieldA_Montage-Raw.jpg)
Image credit: (c) 2006 NOAA/MBARI

This rough photomontage was compiled from several thousand overlapping frames from high-definition video collected during the expedition to the USS Macon. The most visible objects are the wings of four sparrowhawk biplanes that were carried aboard the Macon. This montage was created by "flying" the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Tiburon over the seafloor in the grid pattern, using special control software developed by professor Steve Rock at Stanford University. Over the next few months, these rough images will be combined and color corrected by a computer to create an exquisitely detailed map of the wreck of the Macon.


High-resolution images from the 2006 expedition to the wreck of the USS Macon (http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2006/macon-images-postcruise.html)
Title: LZ-129 Hindenburg
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 04:26:41 PM
End of the Era

LZ-129 “Hindenburg” and LZ-127 “Graf Zeppelin”, 1935

(http://blogs.ethz.ch/digital-collections/files/2012/04/Ans_05469-025-AL.jpg)
http://blogs.ethz.ch/digital-collections/2012/04/20/5294/


Hindenburg Interior Design

Though official Nazi-Germany denounced modern art and design as un-German and degenerated and closed down avant-garde schools like the Bauhaus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus) it was quite willing to embrace modern style when it suited them. The interior off the Hindenburg is a famous example of this opportunistic approach.
The famous Marcel Breuer Chair is just one example for a "degenerated" design:

Marcel Breuer
(1902 Hungary – 1981 New York City, architect and designer of Jewish descent, emigrated 1930 and became a Harvard teacher later on)
Cesca Chair S32, 1928

(http://www.marcel-breuer-furniture.com/picture_viewer/images/photo/marcel_breuer_cesca_S32_chair_modern_classic_bauhaus_design_furniture.jpg)


Otto Arpke
Hindenburg Interior

(http://www.airships.net/wp-content/uploads/lz129-lounge2web.jpg)

(http://www.airships.net/wp-content/uploads/lz129-writing-room.jpg)

(http://www.airships.net/wp-content/uploads/arpke-murals-3.jpg)

http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/interiors


Hindenburg floats past the Empire State Building, 1936

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W60hH2II2Kw/UETSbEKngtI/AAAAAAAAy7I/rKKrSUn7mCw/s1600/w27_60808075.jpeg)


Hindenburg over Manhattan Island, 1937

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vRfjfCSugP8/UETSX718kpI/AAAAAAAAy7A/OR6-TPHskXo/s1600/s_h17_05060162.jpeg)


7:25 p.m. local time, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-twiiCEb4yVc/UETZ1dio8mI/AAAAAAAAy_I/5m7SiqV__Mk/s1600/s_h21_82817367.jpeg)


Survivor of the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a3Ur1rX9PAg/UETbYBGqSUI/AAAAAAAAy_o/V9OPJvapEwY/s1600/s_h25_70507078.jpeg)
AP Photo


Funeral services New York City, 1937

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L46aVjE1UHU/UETbsyOQXbI/AAAAAAAAzAY/irfTn-OthaE/s640/s_h31_70511018.jpeg)
AP Photo/Anthony Camerano

New York City, funeral services for the 28 Germans who lost their lives in the Hindenburg disaster are held on the Hamburg-American pier, on May 11, 1937. About 10,000 members of German organizations lined the pier.


Wreckage of the Hindenburg, May 7, 1937

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HDvP2w5zNwg/UETb5e9JJoI/AAAAAAAAzAw/45xy9qHMLLE/s1600/s_h34_70507023.jpeg)


anthony luke's Blog: Eyewitness Photographer Recalls Fiery Hindenburg Zeppelin Crash (http://anthonylukephotography.blogspot.co.at/2012/09/eyewitness-photographer-recalls-fiery.html)
Airships.net: LZ-129 Hindenburg (http://www.airships.net/hindenburg)

Title: Next-generation airships
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 04:47:29 PM
Next-generation airships

Worldwide Aeros Corp
Aeroscraft, 2012

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-503bde6d/turbine/lat-bcpix_m987yipd20120827135604/600)

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-503ff6f6/turbine/lat-bcpix_m987wrpd20120827135605/600)

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-503bde6d/turbine/lat-bcpix_m987zkpd20120827135603/600)

Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times: New high-tech airships are rising in Southern California (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0902-cover-nextgen-airship-20120902,0,3647034.story)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 04:54:54 PM
ALEXANDER LABAS (1900 – 1983)

Zeppelin, 1931

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/DB40BxhfPky9mrx5turLEejBo1_500.jpg)
http://touba.tumblr.com/page/95


An airship and an orphanage

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/TJ386tDwaII/AAAAAAAAEXg/U2hcOE0Jt_k/s1600/Labas_dirizhabl-i-detdom.jpg)


Soviet Airship, 1931

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/THPLSOGghCI/AAAAAAAAETU/fn68Q0nBZvQ/s1600/Alexandre+Labas+1931+small.jpg)

http://dieselpunks.blogspot.co.at
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 05:12:30 PM
Robert LaDuke

eastwestbankcom

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/4680550512_12e91d27ca_b.jpg)


Diner

(http://www.bonnerdavid.com/Art_Images/Medium/LAD211.JPG)
12.5' x 26", acrylic on birch panel

flickr.com: Robert LaDuke paintings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14394050@N02/sets/72157602985710338/)
Bonner David Galleries: Robert LaDuke (http://www.bonnerdavid.com/Artview1.asp?At=RobertLaDuke)

Zep Diner, Los Angeles

The Zep Diner in Los Angeles, California was part of the airship craze of the 1920?s and 1930?s. The Graf Zeppelin visited Los Angeles during its 1929 Round-the-World flight, and the most famous American dirigible was the U.S.S. Los Angeles.

The Zep Diner was located at 515 W. Florence Avenue in Los Angeles, near the intersection with S. Figueroa.  The location is now the parking lot of a McDonald’s.


(http://www.airships.net/wp-content/uploads/zep-diner1.jpg)

(http://www.airships.net/wp-content/uploads/zep-diner2.jpg)

Airships.net: Zep Diner (http://www.airships.net/blog/zep-diner)
Title: Lighter Than Air
Post by: purgatorio on September 24, 2012, 07:32:07 PM
HÉCTOR ZAMORA

Sciame di Dirigibili (Zeppelin Swarm), 3 International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennial 2009

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-stuck-dirigible-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-stuck-dirigible-front-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-fm-web2.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-postcard-stand-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-water-color-stand-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-model-web2.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/sciame-model-web1.jpg)

Youtube: dirigibili che volano sopra Venezia 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGI3gITumOg&feature=player_embedded)

Dimensions: Variable, Technique: Stuck zeppelin – publicity campaign – photomontage – souvenirs – street artists – printed and digital media – indoor exhibition


Zeppelin Schwärme - Sciame di Dirigibili, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen 2011

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/DSC01029-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/DSC00968-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/DSC01000-web.jpg)

(http://www.lsd.com.mx/files/DSC01008-web.jpg)

Dimensions: Variable, Technique: Stuck zeppelin – publicity campaign – photomontage – souvenirs – street artists – printed and digital media – indoor exhibition


lsd.com.mx HÉCTOR ZAMORA (http://www.lsd.com.mx/index)


Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on September 24, 2012, 07:52:58 PM


Fabulous great post man!!  8)
Thank you!




Title: The Jet Age
Post by: purgatorio on September 25, 2012, 06:24:21 AM
THE JET AGE


Cowboy Meets the Convair - Andrews AFB, 1953

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamqlk6shR1r9qhhio1_1280.jpg)
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamqlk6shR1r9qhhio1_1280.jpg


Roy Lichtenstein

Reflections

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HJW1mwBVzOU/TDiwccJ1JeI/AAAAAAAAD9g/xae4DJ1DJjk/s1600/dd-fisher20_PH1_0501801563.jpg)


Jet Pilot, 1962

(http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/images/3163.jpg)
Graphite on paper
15 x 17 inches; 38.1 x 43.2 cm



Whaam!, 1963

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T00/T00897_10.jpg)

Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/lichtenstein-whaam-t00897)
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 1727 x 4064 mm


'Whaam!' is based on an image from 'All American Men of War' published by DC comics in 1962. Throughout the 1960s, Lichtenstein frequently drew on commercial art sources such as comic images or advertisements, attracted by the way highly emotional subject matter could be depicted using detached techniques. Transferring this to a painting context, Lichtenstein could present powerfully charged scenes in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher meanings for themselves. Although he was careful to retain the character of his source, Lichtenstein also explored the formal qualities of commercial imagery and techniques. In these works as in 'Whaam!', he adapted and developed the original composition to produce an intensely stylised painting.


(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01131_10.jpg)

Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/lichtenstein-drawing-for-whaam-t01131)
Drawing on paper, 149 x 305 mm


The artist wrote that this was his first visualisation of 'Whaam!' and that it was executed just before he started the painting. His original idea had been for a single canvas, but the diptych concept (embodied in T00897) developed as he worked on this drawing. As with other paintings, he made certain changes to the design as work on the painting progressed. The principal of these are the enlargement of the aeroplane on the left and the burst of flames on the right, to fill more of their respective canvases and bring them closer together. The caption in the left-hand panel of the painting is omitted in the drawing, and certain of the colour-indications in the drawing are not followed in the painting (in particular the letters 'WHAAM!', indicated as white, were painted in yellow).
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Moggy Cattermole on September 25, 2012, 07:38:58 AM
I wonder what Freud would have to say about your apparent love of zeppelins and airships, purgatorio..? xD
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 01, 2012, 07:09:10 AM
Jeffrey Milstein

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Lockheed%20Martin%20F-22A%20Raptor.jpg)


Harrier Jump Jet

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Harrier%20Jump%20Jet.jpg)


USAF Learjet C-21A

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/USAF%20Learjet%20C-21A%20.jpg)


ARTIST STATEMENT Flying an airplane was one of my earliest dreams. Building and flying all the model planes I could afford, I became intimately familiar with aircraft design, and at the age of 17, I received my pilot’s license.
Heavy metal, as the wide body jets are known, is the ultimate achievement in engineering and design. While aircraft evoke many different feelings, since 9/11, no one can ever again look at a large airliner without the distant but ominous memory of how easily they were turned into weapons by a small band of terrorists. They are a symbol of how vulnerable our highly technological society has become.
In this portfolio I explore a typology of the varied cruciform shapes of jet aircraft flying precisely overhead as if frozen in space. I have decontextualized these highly detailed photographs to express the complexity and beauty of form. That these giant conglomerations of aluminum, can gracefully lift from earth is amazing. That they can return safely some hours later on another part of the globe is even more amazing. My aircraft photographs are an attempt to capture that sense of beauty and wonder but also the vulnerability that we all feel in today’s world.


http://www.kopeikingallery.com/artists/view/jeffrey-milstein
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 01, 2012, 07:17:50 AM
Fiona Banner

http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797401492.-Fiona-Banner-Press-01_sml_15.jpg
http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797498931.-Fiona-Banner-Press-10_sml_15.jpg

Fiona Banner

A-Z (Index), 2006

(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/azindex/image01.jpg)(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/azindex/image27.jpg)
(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/azindex/image02.jpg)
(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/azindex/image03.jpg) more... (http://www.fionabanner.com/works/azindex/index.htm?i30)
26 drawings, graphite on paper, aluminium frames, Dimensions variable


Harrier and Jaguar, 2010

(http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797401492.-Fiona-Banner-Press-01_sml_15.jpg)
(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/harrierandjaguar/image09.jpg)
polished Sepecat Jaguar aircraft, 8.69 x 4.92 x 16.83 m


(http://www.art-agenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-12797498931.-Fiona-Banner-Press-10_sml_15.jpg)
(http://www.fionabanner.com/works/harrierandjaguar/image02.jpg)
BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, paint, 7.6 m x 14.2 m x 3.71 m

www.fionabanner.com (http://www.fionabanner.com)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on October 01, 2012, 01:31:29 PM


I really like that Harrier upside-down.
I want to install one in my living room  ;D

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Moggy Cattermole on October 01, 2012, 02:45:13 PM
I tell you what, I hate the way you try to read the text and every time another image loads the screen jumps. They should leave the screen where you're looking and push everything else up or down. It's really bloody annoying.

IT'S STILL DOING IT. SOD OFF!
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 04:35:50 AM
James Rosenquist
F-111, 1964-65

(http://www.greynotgrey.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/James_Rosenquist_f-11.jpg)
Oil on canvas with aluminum, twenty-three sections, 10 x 86' (304.8 x 2621.3 cm)

(http://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/01/29/54ca8da6674871890b55cee0_image.jpg)

INTERACTIVE IMAGE (http://www.moma.org/explore/f111)

Artist, James Rosenquist: F-111, in 1965, was the latest American fighter-bomber in the planning stage. Its mission seemed obsolete before it was finished. It seemed the prime force of this war machine was to economically keep people employed in Texas and Long Island.

At the time, I thought people involved in its making were heading for something, but I didn't know what, like bugs going towards a blinding light. By doing this they could achieve two-and-a-half children, three-and-a-half cars, and a house in the suburbs.

In the painting I incorporated orange spaghetti, cake, light bulbs, flowers, and many other things. It felt to me like a plane flying through the flak of an economy. The little girl was the pilot under a hair-dryer. The town and country industrial auto tire resembles a crown. The umbrella and the Italian flowered wallpaper roller image had to do with atomic fallout. The swimmer gulping air was like searching for air during an atomic holocaust [...].

In 1964, the painting was originally designed to surround all the walls of the Leo Castelli Gallery on East 77th Street. The reason was I was concerned with peripheral vision. I wanted to specify that whatever one looked at would exist because of the peripheral vision that extends from the corner of the eye. Thus one would question one's own self-consciousness [...]. In the 1960s, the painting was critically taken as an anti-war protest, but there were a multiplicity of ideas that caused its existence.


http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79805
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 04:54:07 AM
Nancy Rubins

Airplane Parts & Hills, 2003

(http://www.museum-joanneum.at/upload/file/Rubins_Nancy.jpg)
Foto: Michael Schuster


Chas' Stainless Steel, Mark Thompson's Airplane Parts, About 1,000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire, and Gagosian's Beverly Hills Space, 2001

(http://gagosian.cdn.crvncms.com/__data/423f06faf859bb1f878821dfd69de70a.jpg)
Stainless steel and airplane parts, 25 x 54 x 33 feet (7.6 x 16.5 x 10 m)
Photo by Erich Ansel Koyama


(http://gagosian.cdn.crvncms.com/__data/b2b9e4ec23f6b3d87ba239a78584baec.jpg)
Photo © Douglas M. Parker Studio

(http://gagosian.cdn.crvncms.com/__data/06b34849952d587e02c8751bfb88ad4c.jpg)
Photo © Douglas M. Parker Studio

The piece brings together all these disparate elements to create a sprawling, monumental work that fills the volume of the entire gallery space.

Like an ancient massive tree, the sculpture is rooted to the gallery floor and grows organically from a single trunk. The sculpture rises to spread and cantilever out in multiple and unpredictable directions. The viewer, upon entering the gallery space, becomes engulfed by this huge, improbable structure and cannot obtain a clear sense of its boundaries.

The sculpture, made from used airplane parts, will reach 25 feet at its highest point and extend almost 65 feet diagonally. With this work, Rubins continues to investigate the energy of mass and how obdurate materials can be manipulated into buoyant and a seemingly precarious state.


http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/september-13-2001--nancy-rubins
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 05:14:55 AM
Anselm Kiefer
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HJW1mwBVzOU/TGGE2pHbDvI/AAAAAAAAEEg/mg3KhvWtY-4/s1600/sfmoma_Fisher_15_Kiefer_Melancholia.jpg

Anselm Kiefer
Melancholia,1990-91

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HJW1mwBVzOU/TGGE2pHbDvI/AAAAAAAAEEg/mg3KhvWtY-4/s1600/sfmoma_Fisher_15_Kiefer_Melancholia.jpg)
lead airplane with crystal tetrahy, 126 in. x 174 in. x 65 3/4 in. (320 cm x 442 cm x 167 cm)
photo: Ian Reeves


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4741073146_025ed1e238_b.jpg)

Melancholia" (1990-91), a 14-foot-long lead sculpture of a jet bomber by Anselm Kiefer, is a gift of museum trustee Donald Fisher and his wife, Doris. The work refers to a 16th century print of the same title by Albrecht Durer and to the devastation that -- Germany brought on itself in World War II.
http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/SFMOMA-Buys-Second-Mondrian-Anselm-Kiefer-2993641.php#ixzz28QEPblW4



Mohn und Gedächtnis (Poppy Seeds and Remembrance)

(http://fototype.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_0335_r1.jpg?w=600&h=800)

(http://fototype.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_0334s.jpg?w=600&h=450)

(http://fototype.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_0336.jpg?w=600&h=800)

(http://fototype.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_0337.jpg?w=600&h=800)

In reference to a poem by Paul Celan, this work is titled “Mohn und Gedächtnis”, which means “Poppy Seeds and Remembrance”, and as is the theme of Kiefer’s work, deals with recent German history (apparently there are poppy seeds inside the plane).
http://fototype.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/art-anselm-kiefers-lead-plane-at-hamburger-bahnhof-museum/


TheGuardian - A life in art: Anselm Kiefer (http://gu.com/p/2nnkv)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 05:51:46 PM
COMMENT:
The following artworks were considered offensive when they were first presented and might still be seen that way today. Nevertheless the artist's intention was not to diminish religious feelings but to comment on the relation between religious institutions and power. In the case of Christianity the New Testament always was about a message of peace. Still for centuries we went to attack carrying the words 'God with Us' in our minds and on our armours, uniforms and weapons? Justifiable or not, it's at least an interesting thought.

Please consider the following pictures in this context. Views of the artist don't necessarily represent my opinion ;)


León Ferrari

La civilización occidental y cristiana, 1965

(http://leonferrari.com.ar/files/la-civilizacion-occidental-y-cristiana-1965-plastico-oleo-y-yeso-200-x-120-x-60cm.jpg)
200 x 120 x 60cm


[...] In the field of the visual arts, the Argentine artist León Ferrari, through the different stages of his career, has time and again used archival materials to create pieces that deal with the abuses of power, social injustice, and the violation of human rights.

"I ignore the formal value of those pieces. The only thing I ask of art is that it helps me express what I think as clearly as possible, to invent visual and critical signs that let me condemn more efficiently the barbarism of the West. Someone could possibly prove to me that this is not art. I would have no problem with it, I would not change paths, I would simply change its name, crossing out art and calling it politics, corrosive criticism, anything at all really."

With these words, Ferrari concluded his long response to an art critic at the Argentine newspaper La Prensa who had been appalled by the fact that a “serious” institution like the Torcuato di Tella Institute would accept Ferrari’s work. The criticism itself was a response to the 1965 Di Tella National Prize exhibit, to which Ferrari had been invited. At the time, Ferrari had been shocked by an image of the Vietnam War he had seen in a newspaper and this inspired the piece “Western, Christian Civilization”: a US FH-107 war plane attached to a Santeria Christ, which, together with three other small-format works, addresses the relationship between religion and violence. [...]

E-MISFÉRICA - LEÓN FERRARI: ART, ARCHIVE, AND MEMORY by Andrea Wain (http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e91-ferrari-intro)


Series Relecturas de la Biblia (Rereadings of the Bible), 1986-87

(http://asset2.artabase.net/uploads/exhibition_images/004/450/max500_PAIR8FerrariUntitledcollage_small.png?1239105098)
Cut-and-pasted printed paper on printed paper 7 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches

(http://www.leonferrari.com.ar/files/gimgs/19_9.jpg)

(http://www.sinmordaza.info/images/noticias/grandes/5924_cultura.jpg)
collage sobre papel


Object

(http://www.leonferrari.com.ar/files/gimgs/7_5.jpg)

leonferrari.com.ar (http://www.leonferrari.com.ar/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 06:11:02 PM
John Armstrong
Jet Plane Graveyard, 1940s

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/rafm/large/lne_rafm_fa00005_large.jpg)
Tempera on canvas, 48.3 x 71.1 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/john-armstrong

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 06:36:40 PM
Kennard, Peter
Aircraft Carrier UKA, Target London 4, A Set of Photomontage Posters on Civil Defence in London, 1985

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/183/media-183657/standard.jpg)
photolithograph on paper, 297 x 420 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Kennard%2C%20Peter%22&query=

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 05, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
Kalkhof, Peter
Stealth, 1995

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/145/media-145780/standard.jpg)
acrylic, foil on canvas, 1460 mm x 1800 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Kalkhof%2C%20Peter%22&query=


A stealth bomber flies over a desert landscape. Behind the bomber the landscape is covered by a grid, ahead of the bomber the space is full of small shining particles. The body of the bomber is semi-transparent; small broken up black and grey shapes are visible within its outline, but otherwise the desert below can be seen through it.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 07, 2012, 04:38:32 PM
Gerhard Richter

Düsenjäger (Jet Fighter), 1963

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/2438.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 130 cm x 200 cm


Schärzler, 1964

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/2443.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 100 cm x 130 cm


XL 513, 1964

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/2446.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 100 cm x 130 cm



Phantom Abfangjäger (Phantom Interceptors), 1964

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/2493.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 140 cm x 190 cm


Flugzeug I (Airplane I), 1966

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/5218.jpg)
60 cm x 80 cm, Screenprint on lightweight card


Flugzeug II (Airplane II), 1966

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/5219.jpg)
51.6 cm x 80.7 cm, Screenprint on lightweight card

gerhard-richter.com (http://www.gerhard-richter.com)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 07, 2012, 04:46:38 PM
Paola Pivi

Untitled (Airplane), 1999

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-paola-pivi-untitled-fiat-01.jpg)

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-paola-pivi-untitled-fiat-03.jpg)

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-paola-pivi-untitled-fiat-021.jpg)
Fiat G-91, 118 x 338,6 x 464,6 inches / 300 x 860 x 1180 cm
http://www.perrotin.com/artiste-Paola_Pivi-10.html

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 07, 2012, 04:55:56 PM
Andy Warhol
“129 Die in Jet,”  1962

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx8okt8s7O1qdr6jto1_1280.jpg)

Warhol had a lifelong obsession with the sensational side of contemporary news media [...]. A major, yet previously unexplored theme that ran through Warhol's entire career, the headline encompasses many of his key subjects, including celebrity, death, disaster, and current events.
http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/warholinfo.shtm
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 07, 2012, 05:43:47 PM
phlegm
sukhoi su17 jet + phlegm, 2011

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E2Rra1i3BLk/TV1KAlTTIqI/AAAAAAAABLA/1Ieh5-aO5sA/s1600/P2160639a.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FDUTHbnA7cU/TV1LW6Aq4eI/AAAAAAAABLg/tsggj2iNCLg/s1600/P2160705a.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vXa7kzeQaAs/TV1KAZKmJQI/AAAAAAAABK4/aKheCTe9nDU/s1600/P2160638a.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-59FiUS4OVSQ/TV1MUG-HG4I/AAAAAAAABLo/R7txVhF5MfA/s1600/P2160669z.JPG)

phlegmcomicnews.blogspot.co.at (http://phlegmcomicnews.blogspot.co.at/2011/02/sukhoi-su17-jet.html)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 07, 2012, 06:36:38 PM
LÊ QUÝ TÔNG (born 1977, Vietnam)
Aircraft No.1, 2008

(http://www.postvidai.com/UserFiles/artwork/big/artwork_142.jpg)
130 x 200cm, Oil on canvas

‘While examining memory, trauma and psychology, Le Quy Tong delves into the lives of his subjects to explore what hidden truths may be repressed. His past works are varied, depicting countryside life in dour tones, as well as very energetic scenes of a modernizing Vietnam. Expressing that he aims to ‘go straight to society’s problems’ and bring these social ills to the public’s attention, the highly activist stance Le takes makes his poignant landscapes and portraitures less surprising. Notwithstanding this case, it does not detract from the emotive impact of such expressions…’
http://www.postvidai.com/artist.php?id=9
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 09:25:45 AM
Malcolm Morley
Rules of Engagement, 2011

(http://www.speronewestwater.com/images/cached/SW_WORKS.image.3282.w625.JPG)
oil on linen, 45 1/2 x 58 inches, 115,6 x 147,3 cm
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists/related.html?record=8&info=works



Red Arrows, 2000

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Morley%2C_Red_Arrows.jpg)
Lithograph and screenprint on paper, 1028 x 733 mm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Morley,_Red_Arrows.jpg



(http://www.artnet.com/Images/magazine/reviews/robinson/robinson4-1-11-5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 10:36:44 AM
Alighiero Boetti

Aerei (Aeroplanes), 1989

(http://www.aqnb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Aerei-1989.png)



In his Aerei (1977), or Airplanes series, Alighiero e Boetti left as negative space line drawings of modern and historical airplanes. Originally culled from popular magazine sources, these often mural-size images construct an illusionary space of action and movement.[19] Following an invitation by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artist published six of his watercolour drawings in Austrian Airlines' in flight magazine ‘Sky Lines’. To accompany this publication, jigsaws of the images were produced, and were available to passengers on the flights at this time.


Aerei (Aeroplanes), 1978

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6790174536_65a3b048ec_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6790191184_4d2c23d38e_o.jpg)
Pallpoint pen on paper applied on canvas


Jigsaw from a series produced for Austrian Airlines, 1994

(http://images.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/grid-normal-8-cols/public/images/node/246709.jpg)
Jigsaw based on one of Boetti’s works, Cieli ad alta quota (High skies) 1993

"Boetti told me he was bored by the art world, because he was always being invited to do the same kind of project. The narrow boundaries made him feel claustrophobic. He had a long list of unrealised projects, and said it would be interesting to look at these and make them happen. What was his favourite unrealised project? He wanted to do an exhibition of jigsaw puzzles of all the aeroplanes of the world – a truly planetary exhibition. It took us five years, but by 1991, with the Museum in Progress, we started to do these small jigsaw puzzles to be distributed all over the world on Austrian Airlines planes." Hans Ulrich Obrist

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/one-most-important-days-my-life
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 10:55:37 AM
Lawrence Gipe

”No. 9 from 1962 (Fighter)”, 2010

(http://lawrencegipe.com/wp-content/main/2010_03/1962_fighter_final.jpg)
oil on canvas, 24” x 50”

“1962: New Paintings and Drawings”

Lawrence Gipe’s latest paintings and drawings are derived from photographic images published in 1962 by the Soviet Union. Many of the source photos originally came from U.S.S.R. propaganda tracts written in German aimed at Eastern Bloc audiences to promote and celebrate its achievements and influence. In 1962, the Soviet Union reached its greatest extension of territorial control and morale of its people was high, having just sent the first man into space the previous year.

What interests Gipe in “1962” is how a totalitarian power decided to portray itself through a self-generated photographic record. Choosing a variety of genres (bucolic and industrial landscapes, portraiture and magazine journalism), Gipe re-presents them as paintings and drawings – creating a new, critical context for the images.


lawrencegipe.com (http://lawrencegipe.com)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 11:26:48 AM
David Bent - Part I

JSF Lightning Mosaic

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/jsf_lightning_800.jpg)
460mm x 460mm, Photocollage


Stealth Headland

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/stealth_headland800.jpg)
1200mm x 1200mm, Acrylic on canvas


Pink Spirit

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/pink_spirit800-01.jpg)
1200mm x 1200mm, Acrylic on canvas


Night Vision Stealth

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/stealth/night_stealth_out_800.jpg)
410mm x 345mm, Photo collage


B1B Sunset

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/stealth/b1b_sunset_800.jpg)
410mm x 345mm, Photo collage
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 11:47:26 AM
David Bent - Part II

Jubilee Diamond

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/jubilee_diamond_800.jpg)
460mm x 460mm, Photocollage


Flight of the Red Arrow Along Sheikh Zayed Road

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/exhibit_images/red_ASZ_280.jpg)
1117mm x 280mm, Photocollage


Cold War Warriors

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/cold_war_warrior_800.jpg)
1830mm x 1220mm, Acrylic on canva


Harrier

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/harrier_revised_800.jpg)
610mm x 610mm, Acrylic on canvas


Mirror City One

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/Mirror_city_1_800.jpg)
300mm x 225mm, Photocollage


Hawk Tessellation

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/hawk%20tessellation_blue_800.jpg)
500mm x 500mm, Photocollage


Dancing Sea Harriers

(http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/images/magnified/aero/dancing_sea_harriers_800.jpg)
250mm x 210mm, Photocollage

and a lot more on bentartgallery.co.uk (http://www.bentartgallery.co.uk/index.html) ...
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 01:52:08 PM
COMMENT: A discussion about Roger Hiorns artwork in different thread (Artist to Bury an Airbus Underground) (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27995.0.html) inspired this whole topic in the first place. The question arose, if such a project really was art or not.

I'm not a big fan of Roger Hiorns but what startled me about the following project were the totally different explanations given for the same project.
The same artwork, two different ideas depending on location and/or sponsor? What is an artwork worth that is open to interpretation as it fits the presenter as Conceptual art is about ideas in the first place?

"In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” - Sol LeWitt

Well, let's enjoy some nice photographs  :D


Roger Hiorns

1. Untitled (Alliance), 2010 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

(http://www.thisistomorrow.info/Uploads/66930099-3007-4052-a908-eb4df1e2ca34--00000--05.roger-hiorns.jpg)

London-based artist Roger Hiorns’s captivating sculptural objects, installations, and performances exploit unusual materials to disquieting ends. Among the artist’s principal preoccupations is the form of the engine—extracted from both automobiles and airplanes. In the most general terms, the engine is, for Hiorns, a metaphor for networks both inert and, potentially, threateningly alive.

For the artist, the project is a representation of a dominant 20th-century object within the context of art and the art museum. The engine apparatus, Hiorns argues, is no less culturally important than the other artworks displayed with it; many works in the Modern Wing were, in fact, created under the shadow of the security the engine assembly once and still provides.

Major funding is generously provided by BOEING

http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/Hiorns


2. Untitled (Alliance), 2010 National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

(http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media/5/artworks_other/rogerhiorns.jpg)
EC-135c aircraft engines, Effexor, Citalopram and Mannitol

Sculpture is displayed throughout the grounds of Modern One and Two. Roger Hiorns’ Untitled (2010) has been installed in the grounds of Modern One especially for this exhibition. In Untitled, two decommissioned aircraft engines from a military surveillance plane which saw service over Afghanistan, are shown side by side. Concealed inside the engines is a prescription of crushed pharmaceuticals used to treat depression. The work makes reference to the creation and alleviation of anxiety on both a global and individual level.

Untitled was originally commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago and this is the first showing of the work in the UK. We are very grateful to the Arts Council Collection for their generosity in supporting this display.

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/368/the-sculpture-show/roger-hiorns#.UHMfJk0xpuI


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4587140083_76b3feef6f_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/4587139283_e3693fdcc3_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4046/4587137201_709baf1380_b.jpg)

Chicago Critical - Review: Roger Hiorns @ Art Institute of Chicago (http://paulgermanos.blogspot.co.at/2010/08/review-roger-hiorns-art-institute-of.html)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 02:55:53 PM
Ralph Helmick, Stuart Schechter

Rabble, 2003

(http://artnc.org/sites/default/files/Helmick%20and%20Schecter%2C%20Rabble%2C%202005_13%2C%20view4_0.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/rabble/gallery/album1/large/02_Rabble.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/rabble/gallery/album1/large/03_Rabble.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/rabble/gallery/album1/large/04_Rabble.jpg)
10’ h x 15’ w x 44’ l, Mylar butterflies/silk flowers/cast metal/electronics/stainless cable

The new work is comprised of nearly 1200 slowly moving component elements depicting over a dozen species of butterflies that collectively form an image of an F-35 joint strike jet fighter.

Some experts in the field of aviation believe the F-35 will be the last generation of manned fighter. Rabble therefore serves as a bookend for the Wright brothers’ achievement, but also marks another step in the literal de-humanization of warfare.

The steeply banking plane is caught in mid-flight, frozen in time yet filled with the fluttering movement of individual butterflies. Floating behind the plane are contrails of brightly colored silk flowers.

On close inspection, viewers may detect portraits on the wings of some of the butterflies. For example, a likeness of Leonardo da Vinci is found in the black-on-orange tracery of the Monarch. In all, an international group of over fifty individuals pertinent to the scientific, political and cultural history of flight is embedded in the flock.

In Rabble an immensely heavy, metallic, industrially manufactured machine is transformed into a visually porous, ephemeral, animated construction of flickering, delicate, vibrantly hued natural forms.

A hallucinatory synthesis of manmade and natural flight, the sculpture embodies the fact that the evolution of flight has always been a double-edge sword. In the artists’ words, Rabble is “a conversation between two kinds of rapture--natural and technological--with all the beauty and terror inherent in each”.



RARA AVIS, 2001

(http://helmicksculpture.com/ravis/gallery/album1/large/01_RAvis.jpg) (http://helmicksculpture.com/ravis/gallery/album1/large/02_RAvis.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/ravis/gallery/album1/large/03_RAvis.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/ravis/gallery/album1/large/04_RAvis.jpg)

(http://helmicksculpture.com/ravis/gallery/album1/large/05_RAvis.jpg)
28’h x 15’w x 15’d, cast metal/stainless cable

Rara Avis is an epic suspended sculpture poetically linking natural and manmade aviation.

Comprised of thousands of precisely suspended pewter elements, the artwork employs a three-dimensional Pointillism wherein numerous small sculptures coalesce into a large evanescent composite form.

Travelers approaching the center of Midway Airport’s new passenger terminal will perceive a monumental image of a cardinal. Upon closer examination a perceptual shift occurs as the large avian form reveals itself to be composed of over 1800 small aircraft.

A wide spectrum of these component elements is rendered, ranging from Leonardo-inspired designs to 19th century balloons to classic passenger airliners to 21st century spacecraft.

Over fifty different aircraft are represented, all distinct, and all coming together to render a macrocosmic image of the Illinois state bird.


http://www.sandcartstudio.com
http://www.helmicksculpture.com
Title: AIRLINER
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 04:04:41 PM
AIRLINER

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/5/7/1789756.jpg)
Airliners.Net: Pictures of the DC-9 carrying Flight 870 (http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45724/22&distinct_entry=true)

Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870

Twenty-six years ago, Itavia Airlines flight 870 took off from Bologna bound for Palermo with 81 passengers and crew aboard. An hour into the flight, it disappeared from the radar screens. The last message received from the pilot was a routine call to ground control, informing them that he was about to start his descent, followed by an exclamation of surprise that was abruptly cut short.
A few hours later, wreckage from the DC-9 was spotted in the Tyrhennian Sea off the island of Ustica, near Sicily. There were no survivors.

The cause of the tragedy remains one of the Italy's most enduring mysteries and there was a painful reminder recently that the case has still to be resolved when the stricken plane made its final journey back home to Bologna. [...]

The wreckage was received by families of the victims, still mourning the loss of their loved ones. Elena de Domincis, whose sister Rosa was a stewardess aboard the fated flight, touched the fuselage as if it was a sacred relic and said:" Finally, I have a place where I can imagine Rosa ... before there was only the sea." The plane is to go on display next year in Bologna's Museum of Memory.
  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/jul/21/worlddispatch.italy

Read more on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerolinee_Itavia_Flight_870)


Christian Boltanski

Memorial Museo della Memoria di Ustica (Museum for the Memory of Ustica), 2007

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-ustica-boltanski-01-800x355.jpg)

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-ustica-boltanski-02-800x360.jpg)

museomemoriaustica.it (http://www.museomemoriaustica.it) | VIRTUAL TOUR (http://www.museomemoriaustica.it/video/virtual/tour.html)

In Bologna on June 27, 2007 the Museum for the Memory of Ustica was opened. The museum is in possession of parts of the plane, which are assembled and on display. Almost all of the external fuselage of the plane was reconstructed. In the museum there are also objects belonging to those on board that were found in the sea near the plane. Christian Boltanski was commissioned to produce a site specific installation. The installation consists of:

- 81 pulsing lamps hanging over the plane
- 81 black mirrors
- 81 loudspeakers (behind the mirrors)

Each loudspeaker describes a simple thought/worry (e.g. "when I arrive I will go to the sea") All the objects found are contained in a wooden box covered with a black plastic skin. A small book with the photos of all objects and various information is available to the visitor upon request.


(http://www.museomemoriaustica.it/images/gallery/foto17.jpg)

(http://www.museomemoriaustica.it/images/gallery/foto23.jpg)

(http://www.museomemoriaustica.it/images/gallery/foto28.jpg)

Association of the Relatives of the Victims of the Accident (http://www.comune.bologna.it/iperbole/ustica/index.html)
Historic Wings Magazine Feature Story - Italy's Darkest Night (http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/06/italys-darkest-night/)
AirDisaster.Com - Accident Synopsis of Flight 870 (http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/view_details.cgi?date=06271980&reg=I-TIGI&airline=Itavia)
Title: AIRLINERS
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 04:27:25 PM
Art and Advertising on Commercial Aircraft, Exhibition Flugwerft Schleißheim, 2011/12

Pocketmonsters, ANA All Nippon Airways

(http://i49.tinypic.com/34pxs06.jpg)
Foto: NARA-Verlag/Josef Krauthäuser, Boeing 747, 767


pulling together, Alaska Airlines

(http://i46.tinypic.com/34q1b7t.jpg)
Foto: NARA-Verlag/Josef Krauthäuser, Boeing 737


Wunala Dreaming, Quantas

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2ce22h1.jpg)
Foto: NARA-Verlag/Josef Krauthäuser, Boeing 747


Willi, Condor

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2mqt5pj.jpg)
Foto: NARA-Verlag/Josef Krauthäuser, Boeing 757

deutsches-museum.de - Kunst am Flugzeug DE (http://www.deutsches-museum.de/presse/presse-2011/kunst-am-flugzeug/) | EN [Google Translator] (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deutsches-museum.de%2Fpresse%2Fpresse-2011%2Fkunst-am-flugzeug%2F&act=url)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 04:44:06 PM
Strange, in the rear view the following artworks look like bad omen ...  :-X

Heide Fasnacht

Exploding Plane, 2000

(http://www.onlineathens.com/images/111603/defyinggravity.jpg)

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/templates_exhibit-e_com/07_fasnacht_Exploding_Plane_20000.jpg)


Graphite Acrylic over Neoprene, approx 20' sq


Demo, 2000

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/templates_exhibit-e_com/06_fasnacht_Demo_20002.jpg)
Polychromed Neoprene, styrofoam, 112 x 125 x 120 in

Our visible world, full of animate things in continuous motion is the focus of Fasnacht's installations, sculpture and drawings. Frequently discovered from photographs found in dated science textbooks and magazines, she depicts volcanoes, geysers, sneezes, bomb blasts, and water occurrences. The foundation of her drawing skills has expanded to include architectural interventions providing commentary on the architectural transformation of our environment.

I am trying to preserve a moment that I can not comprehend. …I am making myself paying attention to something in this movement which is so swift, so momentous and so awesome.” - Heide Fasnacht

kentfineart.net - Heide Fasnacht (http://kentfineart.net/artists/heide-fasnacht/)
Title: AIRLINER
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 04:50:10 PM
Jeffrey Milstein

Airliners

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/United%20Airlines%20Boeing%20757-200_2.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Horizon%20Air%20Dash-8.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Aero_Mexico_Boeing_737-800.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Alaska%20Airlines%20McDonnell%20Douglas%20MD-83.jpg)

Flying an airplane was one of my earliest dreams. Building and flying all the model planes I could afford, I became intimately familiar with aircraft design, and at the age of 17, I received my pilot’s license.
Heavy metal, as the wide body jets are known, is the ultimate achievement in engineering and design. While aircraft evoke many different feelings, since 9/11, no one can ever again look at a large airliner without the distant but ominous memory of how easily they were turned into weapons by a small band of terrorists. They are a symbol of how vulnerable our highly technological society has become.
In this portfolio I explore a typology of the varied cruciform shapes of jet aircraft flying precisely overhead as if frozen in space. I have decontextualized these highly detailed photographs to express the complexity and beauty of form. That these giant conglomerations of aluminum, can gracefully lift from earth is amazing. That they can return safely some hours later on another part of the globe is even more amazing. My aircraft photographs are an attempt to capture that sense of beauty and wonder but also the vulnerability that we all feel in today’s world.


Grids

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Final-49--249-for-epson-and-canon.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/first-side-180-for-epson.jpg)
 

Other Views

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/American%20Airlines%20Boeing%20777-200_2.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/China%20Airlines%20Boeing%20747-400.jpg)

(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/American%20Boeing%20777%20-200%20.jpg)
(http://www.kopeikingallery.com/media/gallery/Frontier%20Airlines%20Airbus%20A319.jpg)


Black Boxes

(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/Damaged%20A100%20CVR/Damaged%20A100%20CVR.jpg?disposition=download)(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/Fairchild%20F1000%20FDR/Fairchild%20F1000%20FDR.jpg?disposition=download)
(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/Fairchild%205424-501%20FDR/Fairchild%205424-501%20FDR.jpg?disposition=download)(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/Fairchild%20F100%20FDR/Fairchild%20F100%20FDR.jpg?disposition=download)
(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/blackbox01/blackbox01.jpg?disposition=download)(http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/black_boxes_files/Media/blackbox06/blackbox06.jpg?disposition=download)

jeffreymilstein.com (http://www.jeffreymilstein.com/index/home.htm)
kopeikingallery.com Jeffrey Milstein (http://www.kopeikingallery.com/artists/view/jeffrey-milstein)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 05:35:57 PM
Vera Lutter

Cargo Field, Frankfurt Airport VIII: April 28, 2001

(http://www.maxhetzler.com/uploads/tx_hetzlergallery/2001_Frankfurt_AirpoVIII_690.jpg)
unique silver gelatin print, 218 x 142 cm

According to most accounts, the camera obscura was developed in Europe during the 13th- and 14th-centuries, although versions of the device may have been used even earlier in China and the Arab world. It consisted of a large boxlike space within which an image of the world outside was projected onto a wall by means of a carefully placed aperture that admitted light. The image’s scale depended on its distance from the aperture. [...]

Vera Lutter has revived and modified the camera obscura in unusual and intriguing ways. At the time of the Renaissance a typical camera obscura was room size. In the eighteenth century it was the size of a sedan chair, while in the nineteenth century it shrank to the size of a packing box. In sharp contrast, Lutter’s camera obscura of choice is the size of a shipping container. (In fact, it often is a shipping container.) Her work is also differentiated from her predecessors’ in that she prints extremely large, sometimes wall-size images as the end product. The photographic images are exposed over several hours or even months, capturing traces of movement and creating a ghostly sense of temporality. Vera Lutter’s work has not only revived the camera obscura but also reinvented photography itself, creating a new sensitivity to both time and space.
http://bombsite.com/issues/85/articles/2584

Cargo Field, Frankfurt Airport, XI, May 1, 2001

(http://www.maxhetzler.com/uploads/tx_hetzlergallery/2001_Frankfurt_Airport_XI_690.jpg)
unique silver gelatin print, 218 x 142 cm


Frankfurt Airport, VII: April 24, 2001

(http://www.maxhetzler.com/uploads/tx_hetzlergallery/2001_Frankfurt_Airport_VII_690.jpg)
unique silver gelatin print, 3 panels, framed, 218 x 427 cm


Cargo Field, Frankfurt Airport, XVII: May 18, 2001

(http://www.maxhetzler.com/uploads/tx_hetzlergallery/2001_Frankfurt_Airpo_XVII_690.jpg)
unique silver gelatin print, 2 panels, framed, 218 x 285 cm


Hangar 5, Frankfurt Airport, XV: May 7-12, 2001

(http://www.maxhetzler.com/uploads/tx_hetzlergallery/2001_Frankfurt_Airport_XV_690.jpg)
unique silver gelatin print, 2 panels, framed, 218 x 285 cm

maxhetzler.com Vera Lutter (http://www.maxhetzler.com/index.php?id=1035&tx_hetzlergallery_artistlist%5Bartist%5D=15&tx_hetzlergallery_artistlist%5Baction%5D=overview&tx_hetzlergallery_artistlist%5Bcontroller%5D=Artist&cHash=6924d50bfadc216866c3b04b1164bd15)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2012, 06:15:19 PM
Ron van der Ende
727, 2008

(http://westcollection.org/images/rvanderende2927.jpg)
Bas-relief in reclaimed timbers, 310 x 140 x 16cm
http://westcollection.org/index.php/artist/index/5036/


Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. Van der Ende uses his method to conjure up dark industrial and space age imagery.

 diskursdisko.de - interview (http://www.diskursdisko.de/2009/05/interview-ron-van-der-ende/)

ronvanderende.nl (http://ronvanderende.nl)
very cool other works!
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 10, 2012, 05:36:46 AM
Thomas Bayrle

Flugzeug (Airplane), 1982-83

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wbtJ-ZFaKfo/UA20MUlBvqI/AAAAAAAAEng/cWNocWXEud0/s1600/DSC_0172+copy.jpg)
Photo montage, 60 parts, 8.0x13.4m

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7699489926_74c57fad65_h.jpg)

(http://www.rollmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/5-Thomas-Bayrle-Airplane2-1982-83-Photo-Anders-Sune-Berg..jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7259/7699488766_abbfcb4c6c_h.jpg)

In the Documenta Halle, German artist Thomas Bayrle has also fabricated a large-scale installation, this time in the form of Airplane (1982–83). With a wingspan that stretches across an entire wall, this aircraft is formed of a collage of thousands of photographs that encapsulate the dream of flying, which enables one to cover the corners of the globe in just one lifetime. http://www.studiointernational.com/reports/documenta-2-2012.asp


Motoren (Engines)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oGsKJ7DrNYQ/UAsTbgpivmI/AAAAAAAAEmk/HhoR7wcp1Lg/s1600/DSC_0175+copy.jpg)

CLICK FOR VIDEO (http://vimeo.com/46631200)

(http://www.3sat.de/imperia/md/images/partnersender/ard/2012/museums-check/08_august/190812maschinen3.jpg)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 10, 2012, 06:37:07 AM
the other 'buried aircraft (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27995.0.html)' artist: :)

Christoph Büchel

LAST MAN OUT TURN OFF LIGHTS, 2010

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/0CPYyaiUATWQ9ghov25p55N722iLfM7u6ai6FuN2C84sZdGHAc/large/tramway-1-o0o45i.jpg)
Installation, Dimensions variable

In the redoubtable main gallery space of Tramway 2, Swiss artist Christoph Büchel will create a fictitious yet highly believable environment constructed inside a series of shipping containers. Büchel focuses on elaborately realistic detail in order to create psychologically unsettling environments which are often explicit political commentaries or investigations into an era mediated war. Viewers will be challenged to explore sometimes claustrophobic spaces via a network of shipping containers, often taking on the role of victim and viewer simultaneously. The focus of Büchel’s installation at Tramway will explore the reconstruction of collective memory and the influence of new forms of media and propaganda on our collective imagination. http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=326

LISTEN - GI 2010 Christoph Büchel by Tramway (http://soundcloud.com/tramway/episode-5-gi-2010-christoph-buchel)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/0CPYyaiUATWQ9ghov25p55N722iLfM7u6ai6FuN2C84sZdGHAc/large/afp-0410-0323_lr-13rYz7.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/0CPYyaiUATWQ9ghov25p55N722iLfM7u6ai6FuN2C84sZdGHAc/large/modernpainters_cb_page31-8yAe8b.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/0CPYyaiUATWQ9ghov25p55N722iLfM7u6ai6FuN2C84sZdGHAc/large/modernpainters_cb_p21-yM5OTV.jpg)

http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/3/christoph-buchel/images-clips/
Title: AIRLINERS - Buried Aircrafts
Post by: purgatorio on October 10, 2012, 07:56:20 AM
The discussion that inspired me to explore 'The Art of Flight':

Some people call this "art".
This is as crazy as putting cows in a formaldehyde aquarium. (http://serve.mysmiley.net/rolleye/rolleye0018.gif) (http://www.footballerpictures.co.uk)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3672425/Damien-Hirsts-cow-art-in-a-pickle.html

Artist Roger Hiorns to bury Airbus under the UK
http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2011/december/07/roger-hiorns-to-bury-airbus-under-the-uk/

Artist to Bury an Airplane Underground and Call It Art
http://hyperallergic.com/46454/christoph-buchel-terminal/

Take a Look at Artist's Proposal to Bury a 727 in Kern County
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/take_a_look_at_artists_proposal_to_bury_a_727_in_kern_county.php

so here are these projects, too:  :D

Buried Aircrafts


Roger Hiorns

Untitled (Buried passenger aircraft), 1999-2011

(http://www.phaidon.com/resource/cvr-buried-jet-image-2.jpg)
photo collage

“The piece itself will be a very immaterial one. You won’t actually see it from the surface of the world. It all belongs under the ground and the access to the aircraft will be through a stairwell down into it. I’m taking something that has a sense of the world – a symbol of globalisation and rendering it completely immobile.”

“The idea is that people can find themselves buried 50 metres underground in this rather uncanny scenario. The plane itself will become almost like a long barrow (Neolithic tomb). It would be a technological reflection of the west Kennet or the Solsbury Hill earthworks. So in a way it has a connection with this country in terms of space that already exists.”

“I think part of my work is always interested in trying to understand how people are supposed to behave in the world. I think it’s interesting to change people’s environments to such a degree that the behaviour of people changes. To break those senses of direction is part of the choreography of life somehow. You can actually suggest a different route, a different passage and place. And so yes this buried aircraft can be an alternative version of a non-ideological church in a sense"

“... in a way I disagree with flying, I disagree with it psychologically. It started out as being fearful, but because I have to fly I have to take sedatives so it’s me doing away with an object that I feel is not doing me any good. It's not entirely clear what degree of 'alive' we are, as we continue to fly, it's certainly a suspension of being. But I think it’s important to take on a stand on something. I think it’s interesting as a completely irrational response to something I dislike.”
- Roger Hiorns

uk.phaidon.com - Roger Hiorns to bury Airbus under the UK (http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2011/december/07/roger-hiorns-to-bury-airbus-under-the-uk/)


Christoph Büchel

Terminal, 2000 - 2012 (ongoing) Permanent Installation Mojave Desert, CA

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Project sketch (DC-9)

Swiss artist Christoph Buchel applied for the conditional-use permit that will allow him -- if multiple requirements are met -- to dig a huge hole on his property near Boron, place a 153-foot-long Boeing 727 in the hole and cover it with soil. [...]

The engines and jet fuel will be removed prior to the plane's installation. The interior will retain the appearance of a commercial passenger jet, but new electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems will be installed.

The desert landscape over the plane will be restored to look as if nothing has changed. According to the artist's plan, a 400-foot tunnel will connect a small parking area to the door of the jet to allow visitors to enter. [...]

Buchel "creates hyper-realistic environments that are, in essence, like walking into a mind at work." Buchel [...] has developed "an artistic sensibility that allows layers of social and political commentary to permeate within a uniquely contemplative space."
http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x1827696594/Commission-OKs-airplane-burial

hyperallergic.com - Artist to Bury an Airplane Underground and Call It Art (http://hyperallergic.com/46454/christoph-buchel-terminal/)
la.curbed.com - Take a Look at Artist's Proposal to Bury a 727 in Kern County (http://hhttp://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/take_a_look_at_artists_proposal_to_bury_a_727_in_kern_county.php)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/MS0f0tt0A3oJ9H21NC9aLCic75gVrnTPoU0L66TH2U767i8S68/large/p1110973_terminal-gyHemj.jpg)

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(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/MS0f0tt0A3oJ9H21NC9aLCic75gVrnTPoU0L66TH2U767i8S68/large/2455086225_15b7067a37_o_exp-sdJ4Zz.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/MS0f0tt0A3oJ9H21NC9aLCic75gVrnTPoU0L66TH2U767i8S68/large/terminal_p18_2-Wmp4E4.jpg) (http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/MS0f0tt0A3oJ9H21NC9aLCic75gVrnTPoU0L66TH2U767i8S68/large/modernpainters_terminal-6pGCrF.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/MS0f0tt0A3oJ9H21NC9aLCic75gVrnTPoU0L66TH2U767i8S68/large/terminal_p18_4-3tiJMp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 13, 2012, 07:17:28 AM
Mel Hunter
Airliners crash over the Grand Canyon commissioned by LIFE magazine, 1957

(http://lostflights.smugmug.com/Grand-Canyon-Aviation/63056-Trans-World/i-SMNnvWZ/0/S/IMG%20%286%29.jpg)
Gouache painting on board, 18 1/4" x 14 1/2"

LIFE magazine, April 29, 1957 that featured Hunter painting with article by Mary H. Cadwalader entitled:" An air mystery is solved: reconstruction of Grand Canyon crash suggests ways to prevent the rare but nightmarish cases of collision."

On June 30, 1956, a United Airlines DC-7 flying from LA to Chicago collided over the Eastern End of the Grand Canyon with a TWA Constellation en route from LA to Chicago. The 58 passengers on the DC-7, and the 70 passengers on the Constellation were all killed. The aircraft were flying in uncontrolled airspace, i.e. under visual flight rules without the guidance of air traffic controllers, radar, or even official flight plans. Both pilots had requested permission to fly in undesignated airspace to afford their passengers a better view, and were thus responsible for their own safety and separation. The crash was attributed to the pilots not seeing each other until it was too late.

This was the greatest air tragedy of its time in U.S. aviation.  Since the accident involved two of the largest commercial aircraft then in service--a Lockheed Super Constellation, and a Douglas DC-7--it resulted in the greatest loss of life, by far, in any accident of the time.  The enormity of the loss gave impetus to a major improvement in air traffic control with the formation of the Federal Aviation Administration and the widespread use of collision avoidance radar on commercial aircraft.
Although the Civil Aeronautics Agency (the FAA's predecessor) denied responsibility for the accident, investigations revealed that the CAA's air traffic control system was insufficient to offer positive separation to every airplane flying across the country. Congress and other legislators, who had previously cut budgets to the CAA, were forced to recognize the severity of the air traffic control problem. They thus embarked on a massive ATC modernization plan, appropriating $250 million to the CAA to upgrade the ATC system. This money was used to purchase new radar surveillance equipment, to open new control towers, and to hire more air traffic controllers. The pieces for a good air traffic control system were potentially in place. However, the changes could not be made fast enough to satisfy the air traffic controllers, who began to resign at a very fast rate - about 30% of controllers resigned in 1957 alone. The lack of controllers only increased the workload on the other controllers, who formed the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) to represent controllers' demands. (from Notable Collisions of the 1960's. The story of Mode S: An air traffic control Data-link Technology.)


http://www.smithhuntergallery.com/ScientificIllustrationPaintings.htm
Title: AIRLINERS - Concorde
Post by: purgatorio on October 13, 2012, 09:13:19 AM
Concorde - The Icon

Concorde, that most charismatic of all civil airliners, always did look like a paper plane. Not just any old school playground paper dart, of course, but the most beautifully thought out and most aerodynamic aircraft possible, folded by the hands of brilliant, if still unsung, backbench aero-engineers.

Now we learn that Concorde engineers really did make paper aircraft at their drawing boards and workbenches, testing these outside the former British Aircraft Corporation workshops near Bristol during their lunch hours. Made of any scrap of paper or card available, these primitive, hand-propelled Concordes did their bit in the design process of the most famous, and dynamic, airliner of all.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2007/sep/28/concordeforsaleprefolded


The Concorde 001 prototype in the hangar at Toulouse Blagnac airport, 1967

(http://put.edidomus.it/domus/binaries/imagedata/big_376558_4792_DPASRA_001_00031.jpg)
Photo by Sud-aviation
http://www.domusweb.it/en/from-the-archive/assembling-the-concorde/


Built by the British Aircraft Corporation and the French Aérospatiale, the Concorde was the result of more than ten years of collaboration between the French and British aeronautic industries. Destined for elite passengers, the fine aircraft achieved a cruise speed of 2.150 km/h, topping the speed of sound and achieving a flight time of just over three hours and a half between London and New York. At the time, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson said of the supersonic aircraft: "What's great about it is I'm able to take my children to school at 8.30 in the morning, drop them off, then take BA flight 001 at 10.30am to New York, and get to New York at 9.30am, in time for my Weight Watchers meetings and speeches."


Jean Dieuzaide
Rêves d'avions

CONCORDE : ESSAIS DE FREINAGE, 1968

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jxQOLa9MT5g/T4O9VGBG8_I/AAAAAAAAOlk/UD373PXDHrc/s1600/Air_France_Concorde_1.jpg)

"Dieuzaide was always a fanatic admirer of flying things. His images are a living illustration of his passion for aeronautic construction and aerial manifestations. He found the land of the takeoff in Toulouse, the best opportunities to seize in his objective lens sun or sky, the most astonishing forms, the most impressive or the most poetic of these flying machines that have become the stuff of so many dreams. The exhibition "Rêves d’avions" retraces the fabulous history of the conquest of the sky and gives homage to the men and to the rare women who have written it and highlights the talent of this poet of light and of his precious vision as an esthete and a photographer." Yves Marc, Commissioner

CONCORDE DANS SON FILET #2

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8bhnrKIxntA/T4O9VY-GhLI/AAAAAAAAOlw/tssdpr2uNUE/s1600/Air_France_Concorde_2.jpg)

CONCORDE : ESSAIS DE ROULAGE, 1969

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzgo8xeCGN1qb8vpuo1_1280.jpg)

VOILURE DU CONCORDE 1968

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uHWboQUE4XA/T4O9bDpzmrI/AAAAAAAAOmo/2oBRMa94I4Y/s1600/Concorde_Airplane.jpg)

DÉCOLLAGE BALISÉ

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzgom2GRUJ1qb8vpuo1_1280.jpg)

Take-off above the landing markers on the 350m long runway built specially for Concorde tests at Toulouse Blagnac.


British Airways
Advertisement, 1974

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X-s26rSNJAg/T4PN4-KAADI/AAAAAAAAOnw/2n-SfWHgkDk/s1600/Supersonic_Age.jpg)
http://www.moderndesign.org/2012/04/tribute-to-concorde_09.html


L&L Tooling, Texas
British Airways advertisement on Times Square, NY

(http://www.extravaganzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/NewYork-Times-Square-Concorde-Model-1.jpg)
fibreglass, steel, 102 ft. long, 42-ft. wing span, weighing 24,000 lbs
http://www.extravaganzi.com/newyork-times-square-concorde-model-flying-to-bonhams-auction/



Andreas H. Bitesnich
Deeper Shades New York: Concorde on Time Square,  1997

(http://www.bitesnich.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bitesnich_Deeper_Shades_New_York_1997_Concorde_on_Times_Square.jpg)


www.bitesnich.com - deeper shades/ (http://www.bitesnich.com/deeper-shades/)


Frank Schramm
Le Concorde: Paris - New York

(http://photography-now.com/images/Bilder/gross/B019768.jpg)

(http://photography-now.com/images/Bilder/gross/B019769.jpg)

(http://photography-now.com/images/Bilder/gross/B019770.jpg)


Frank Schramm has been fascinated by airplanes since childhood. Armed with his Hasselbald, he decided in 1989, while eating lunch in a Paris airport, to photograph the sky, and in particular the Concorde. These incredible machines became an obsession, leading him to observe more closely the world’s skies. He figured out the best “hunting grounds” and never hesitated to contact airline companies and airports to find out precisely when the Concorde would appear. With an obsessive devotion to his technique and aeronautics, Schramm offers veritable black-and-white portraits of these steel birds whose lines and precision contrast with our own fragility.

photography-now.com - Frank Schramm (http://photography-now.com/artist/frank-schramm)


Matt O'Dell
Concorde, 2001

(http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/imgs/artists/odell_matt/20101027055256_matt_odell_concorde.jpg)
Cardboard, aluminium foil, spray paint, 3 x 3 metres
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/matt_odell.htm?section_name=power_paper


On 25 July 2000, Air France Flight 4590, registration F-BTSC, crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all 100 passengers and nine crew members on board the flight, and four people on the ground. It was the only fatal incident involving Concorde.
According to the official investigation conducted by the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA), the crash was caused by a titanium strip that fell from a Continental Airlines DC-10 that had taken off minutes earlier. This metal fragment punctured a tyre on Concorde's left main wheel bogie during takeoff. The tyre exploded, a piece of rubber hit the fuel tank, and while the fuel tank was not punctured, the impact caused a shock-wave which caused one of the fuel valves in the wing to burst open. This caused a major fuel leak from the tank, which then ignited due to sparking electrical landing gear wiring severed by another piece of the same tyre. The crew shut down engine number 2 in response to a fire warning, and with engine number 1 surging and producing little power, the aircraft was unable to gain height or speed. The aircraft entered a rapid pitch-up then a violent descent, rolling left and crashing tail-low into the Hotelissimo Hotel in Gonesse.[134] On 6 December 2010, Continental Airlines and John Taylor, one of their mechanics, were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.[135]
Prior to the accident, Concorde had been arguably the safest operational passenger airliner in the world in terms of passenger deaths-per-kilometres travelled with zero, but with a history of tyre explosions 60 times higher than subsonic jets.[136] Safety improvements were made in the wake of the crash, including more secure electrical controls, Kevlar lining to the fuel tanks and specially developed burst-resistant tyres. [...]

On 10 April 2003, Air France and British Airways simultaneously announced that they would retire Concorde later that year.[142] They cited low passenger numbers following the 25 July 2000 crash, the slump in air travel following 11 September 2001, and rising maintenance costs.



raumfieber®
concandle

(http://download.creative.arte.tv/creative/spaces/3758/36792-i-1337597883953.jpg)

(http://download.creative.arte.tv/creative/spaces/3758/36793-i-1337597916628.jpg) (http://www.raumfieber.de/raumfieber-concandle_01_files/droppedImage.png)
http://www.raumfieber.de/raumfieber-concandle_01.html


DS and Concorde

(http://amicale-citroen.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2011.concorde-citroen-ds-03.jpg)


Laurent Nivalle
CITROËN DS5 meets Concorde, 2011

(http://amicale-citroen.de/wp-content/gallery/ds5-concorde-sm/2011-citroen-ds5-concorde-sm-opera-cabriolet-02.jpg)

(http://amicale-citroen.de/wp-content/gallery/ds5-concorde-sm/2011-citroen-ds5-concorde-sm-opera-cabriolet-01.jpg) MORE ... (http://amicale-citroen.de/wp-content/gallery/ds5-concorde-sm/2011-citroen-ds5-concorde-sm-opera-cabriolet-01.jpg)
http://amicale-citroen.de/2011/ds5-concorde-fotoshooting-sm-opera-cabriolet/


Stephane Jaspert
Concorde / Contemporary art rock Paris

(http://jaspert.free.fr/contemporary_art_paris/images/concorde_contemporary_art.gif)
cobblestone from the streets of Paris
http://jaspert.free.fr/contemporary_art_paris/index.htm



Getting ready to sail off into the sunset?

(http://blog.smow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/VA-Museum-London-British-Design-1948-2012-Innovation-in-the-Modern-Age-concorde.jpg)
A scale model of Concorde at V&A Museum London: British Design 1948-2012. Innovation in the Modern Age

As a symbol of national pride, an example from the BA fleet made occasional flypasts at selected Royal events, major air shows and other special occasions, sometimes in formation with the Red Arrows. On the final day of commercial service, public interest was so great that grandstands were erected at Heathrow Airport. Significant numbers of people attended the final landings; the event received widespread media coverage.

37 years after her first test flight, Concorde was announced the winner of the Great British Design Quest organised by the BBC and the Design Museum. A total of 212,000 votes were cast with Concorde beating design icons such as the Mini, mini skirt, Jaguar E-type, Tube map and the Supermarine Spitfire.


Wikipedia - Concorde (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde)
Design Museum - Concorde (http://designmuseum.org/design/concorde)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 13, 2012, 03:27:36 PM
Adel Abdessemed
Telle mère, tel Fils (Like mother like son), 2008

(http://www.davidzwirner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Adel-RIO-airplanes-11-600x407.jpg)
Installation view of the 2009 solo exhibition Adel Abdessemed: RIO at David Zwirner, New York

The first work we discovered is a face to face to “Telle mère, tel Fils” (‘like mother like son’) sixty five feet long braid of three airplanes, made of their original cockpits and tailfins, while the fuselages are reconstructed in soft felt filled with air. Beside the strong evocation of terrorism, through the vision of distorted airplanes; the title, which recalls the adage “like father, like son” but breaks the genders frontiers by linking the mother with the son, would symbolize the interweaving of the generations, whether it would be male or female. Adel Abdessemed is born in Algeria; there, the separation between genders is strict and firm, thus he affirms a strong emancipation from this tradition. Also,  the artist gives here a tender sign to his mother.
http://art-and-you.over-blog.com/article-30280481.html

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-abdessamed-combined-planes-01-800x424.jpg)

(http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/airplane-art-abdessamed-combined-planes-02-installation-800x628.jpg)
Airplanes, felt, aluminum, metal, 27 x 4 x 5 meters / 88.6 x 13.12 x 16.4 feet
http://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/adel-abdessemed/survey-2/image/page/16/

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 13, 2012, 03:36:04 PM
Vitra Design Museum,
Airworld: Design and Architecture for Air Travel

(http://www.nova68.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/20010602B.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 13, 2012, 03:38:27 PM
THE BLITZ

Herbert Mason
St Paul's Survives, December 29, 1940

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2TCYQxSUqGQ/TLH6AQOindI/AAAAAAAAKlw/iai3G0mDeYU/s1600/St+Pauls+Blitz.jpg)

On the December 29th, 1940 German bombers had struck London 114 times. As searchlights lit up the sky searching for Nazi aircraft, Daily Mail photographer Herbert Mason was on top of the roof of his newspaper's building. German bombs had destroyed hundreds of buildings that night and the smoke filled the air. Mason wanted to get a clear shot of St Paul's Cathedral and waited hours for the smoke to clear. Then the wind picked up just enough for Mason to take what would become one of the most iconic shots of the Blitz.
On New Year's Eve the Mail took the unusual step of publishing the photographer's account of how he took the picture:

“I focused at intervals as the great dome loomed up through the smoke. Glares of many fires and sweeping clouds of smoke kept hiding the shape. Then a wind sprang up. Suddenly, the shining cross, dome and towers stood out like a symbol in the inferno. The scene was unbelievable. In that moment or two I released my shutter.” — Herbert Mason

For days the image was held up by the censors before they cleared its publication in the 31 December 1940 paper.


Wikipedia - St Paul's Survives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul%27s_Survives)

Front page of Daily Mail 'WAR'S GREATEST PICTURE', 31 December 1940

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Daily_Mail_31_December_1940.jpg)


Cover of Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung 'Die City von London brennt!' ('The City of London Burns!'), January 1941

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/German_Magazine_showing_famous_Blitz_Image.JPG)


The following pictures are from dailymail.co.uk - [...] the dramatic story behind THE iconic image of the Blitz (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342305/The-Blitzs-iconic-image-On-70th-anniversary-The-Mail-tells-story-picture-St-Pauls.html):

Devastation: This was the view from St Paul's on January 3, 1941, showing the destruction to the streets surrounding the Cathedral

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/28/article-1342305-005F6DA600000258-776_634x514.jpg)

Debris lies strewn on the street as a fire tears through a building in Cheapside, East London, in another image taken by Herbert Mason that night. The devastation was so extensive that night the raid was dubbed 'The Second Great Fire Of London'

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/29/article-1342305-0C6D3218000005DC-785_634x401.jpg)

Fire crews hose down the smouldering Post Office at Newgate the morning after the Luftwaffe raid

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/29/article-1342305-0C6D3332000005DC-612_634x401.jpg)

The entire length of Newgate St is ablaze on the night of the raid in another image taken by Herbert Mason

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Flames shoot up into the night lighting up the skyline at Tower Hill on the night of the attack when thousands of bombs fell on the city

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/29/article-1342305-0C6D3222000005DC-829_634x378.jpg)

London's burning: Ruins of a building in the shadow of St Paul's still smoulder a week after the Blitz on the city in December 1940

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/28/article-1342305-005F6DAC00000258-968_634x835.jpg)

READ MORE (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342305/The-Blitzs-iconic-image-On-70th-anniversary-The-Mail-tells-story-picture-St-Pauls.html#ixzz29HOJzIzF)



Sir William Walton: Battle of Britain - Suite

BBC Film Music Prom 2013 with Keith Lockhart conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra

CLICK (youtube.com) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xYiQKl-0E&feature=youtu.be&t=6m10s)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on October 13, 2012, 06:18:56 PM

WOW man  8) that is some cool art and excellent posts. Thank you.
I learned and saw something great today.

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: LuseKofte on October 13, 2012, 06:44:11 PM
I have been following your art collections from the start and enjoyed every single bit of it, many thanks and do not stop what you are doing. :)
Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 06:16:16 AM
Clive Branson, 1907-1944

Blitz: Plane Flying, 1940

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T11/T11790_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/branson-blitz-plane-flying-t11790)
Medium Oil on canvas, 610 x 509 x 20 mm


Blitz: Plane Flying is a surreal depiction of a working-class London street during the devastating air raids which lasted from September 1940 until January 1941. Branson was then living in Battersea which was affected by the nightly raids. The air raid shelter positioned in front of one of the houses is an indication of the imminent threat, as is the enormous plane flying low above a recently bombed building, its wings casting a shadow over the street in which people are going about their everyday business. Although the plane displays the Nazi insignia, it also bears the three-colour emblem of the Royal Air Force, indicating emphatically that working class people, both German and British, are the actual victims of war. The propeller cuts vertically through the moon which glows against the acid greens and blues in the winter sky. A woman stands in the foreground holding a pram, her figure out of proportion with the men carting goods and walking along the quiet street of terraced houses. The surrealistic juxtapositions, for example the large cracked egg shell in the foreground and unusual perspectives imbue the painting with a startling visual intensity and a sense of the uncanny.

During the early and late 1930s a number of Branson’s paintings were exhibited by the Artists’ International Association (AIA). Founded in 1933, the initial objective of the AIA was to mobilise ‘the international unity of artists against Imperialist War on the Soviet Union, Fascism and Colonial oppression’ (Morris and Radford, p.2). As the number of members increased (by 1936 over 600 artists had joined the AIA), their aim was broadened to a popular front against both Fascism and war which they strove to achieve through public murals, documentary photographs and travelling exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. In 1936 members of the Surrealist Group were invited to join the AIA. Branson demonstrates an awareness of their precise technique and use of unexpected and disturbing juxtapositions in Blitz: Plane Flying to give an overt critique of the war.



Bombed Women and Searchlights, 1940

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T11/T11789_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/branson-bombed-women-and-searchlights-t11789)
Medium Oil on canvas, 509 x 612 x 20 mm


Bombed Women and Searchlights was painted in response to the London Blitz which began in September 1940. Branson was then living in Battersea where he would have witnessed at first hand the devastating air raids. In this painting he employs surrealistic juxtapositions and unusual perspectives to imbue the painting with a startling visual intensity, while at the same time giving an overt critique of the war. The determined face of the woman on the left, (possibly a portrait of the artist’s wife, Noreen Branson, interview with Rosa Branson, 5 November 2004) rescuing some of her possessions from the scene of the recent attack confronts the viewer whose attention is also drawn towards the dramatically foreshortened chair, empty cigarette packet and striped barrier. The sky, filled with barrage balloons to prevent bombing by the Luftwaffe, is lit up by two searchlights which make an aggressive pattern over a factory. The ‘Dig for Victory’ poster on the right hand side, which shows a man working a spade into the earth, refers to a Government campaign which encouraged people to cultivate their gardens and allotments due to the difficulty of importing foodstuffs. The graffiti immediately beneath it with the slogan, ‘Vote Joyce, Say Peace’, alludes to the British Nazi propagandist, William Joyce, who broadcast appeals to the British to surrender. The poster on a shop window which reads ‘Smile and say Victory’, hardly seems reassuring amid the general devastation. The conflicting sentiments draw attention to the tensions in British Society during the war.

The unexpected juxtapositions in Bombed Women and Searchlights indicate Branson’s awareness of Surrealist painters who were represented in an exhibition organised by the Artists International Association (AIA) in 1937 (Morris and Radford, p.41). The AIA was founded in 1933, its initial objective being to mobilise ‘the international unity of artists against Imperialist War on the Soviet Union, Fascism and Colonial oppression’ (Morris and Radford, p.2). As the number of members increased (by 1936 over 600 artists had joined the AIA), their aim was broadened to a popular front against both Fascism and war which they strove to achieve through public murals, documentary photographs and travelling exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. It is not known whether this painting was exhibited, but many of the pictures Branson made while he was living in Battersea were included in an exhibition organised by the Artists’ International Association. In 1941, the year after this painting was made; Branson became a member of the Royal Armoured Corps and was sent overseas to India. He died on active service in Burma in 1944.

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: LuseKofte on October 14, 2012, 06:34:01 AM
Your research and hard work on this made this a very good topic, We should dedicate a section for war memorial´s  and art. This is something we had once a while but never collected in one section. I will try to get the sitemoderators to make such a section. 
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 06:42:06 AM
Arnold Daghani
Blitz 1940, 1963

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/gag/large/col_gag_1667_large.jpg)
Oil on paper, 31 x 51 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/arnold-daghani

Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 07:02:33 AM
Paul Nash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Nash_(artist)) (1889-1946)
was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art. Nash was among the most important landscape artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the development of Modernism in English art.

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Paul Nash at work in 1944 (Getty)


Battle of Britain, 1941

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Bomber in the Corn, 1940

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This is one of a series of six ‘Raiders’ begun in about August 1940 for the Air Ministry. Nash saw these watercolours as a continuation of his earlier work on the theme of ‘the monster in the field’, which in earlier incarnations consisted of strange misshapen tree trunks. Nash hoped his ‘Raiders’ would be published as war propaganda. This was never done. Nevertheless, the interruption of the machine here implies something a lot more threatening than a Surrealist juxtaposition of unlikely objects.


The Messerschmidt in Windsor Great Park, 1940

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N05/N05716_10.jpg)

In 1940 Nash was made an Official War Artist to the Royal Air Force. He made many studies of planes and wrecked enemy aircraft, although he was not allowed to fly in a plane himself because of health problems. His drawings and paintings of the period are vivid re-interpretations of the scenes he witnessed. He was particularly interested in the bizarre relationships between man-made and natural forms, and making static objects appear animated. Here the crashed German plane takes on a totem-like presence, accentuated by the strange shadows.


Totes Meer (Dead Sea), 1940-1

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N05/N05717_10.jpg)

This painting, the title of which is German for ‘dead sea’, was inspired by a dump of wrecked aircraft at Cowley in Oxfordshire. Nash based the image on photographs he took there, a few of which are on display nearby.The artist described the sight: ‘The thing looked to me suddenly, like a great inundating sea ... the breakers rearing up and crashing on the plain. And then, no: nothing moves, it is not water or even ice, it is something static and dead.’

VIDEO - Story of a Masterpiece: Paul Nash: Totes Meer (http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/story-masterpiece-paul-nash-totes-meer)


German planes, brought down over Great Britain, were dumped, photographed on August 27, 1940

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AP Photo http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/world-war-ii-the-battle-of-britain/100102/#img24

A huge scrap heap where German planes, brought down over Great Britain, were dumped, photographed on August 27, 1940. The large number of Nazi planes downed during raids on Britain made a substantial contribution to the national scrap metal salvage campaign. (AP Photo)

Tate Archive: Negatives of 1267 photographs taken by Paul Nash 1930–46 (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive/tga-7050ph/negatives-of-1267-photographs-taken-by-paul-nash/objects)
Paul Nash's Work - Imperial War Museum (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=paul%20nash&filter%5bmakerString%5d%5b0%5d=%22Nash%2C%20Paul%22&items_per_page=50)
Paintings by Paul Nash at the Art UK site (http://artuk.org/discover/artists/nash-paul-18891946#)
Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 08:44:18 AM
Edward Burra
Blue Baby, Blitz Over Britain, 1941

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Watercolour, gouache on paper, 675 x 1005 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/3918


A monstrous blue bird-like figure hovers over a desolate landscape. Clouds of smoke rise from rocky shapes on the ground. A group of figures cower in terror among the ruins of their homes.

Burra was living in Rye when the Luftwaffe attempted to destroy radar stations along the south coast of England during the winter of 1940- 41. Rye was part of the radar chain and he described the impact of the bombing both with despair and with a certain relish as patterns of ordered urban life were radically changed.

Edward Burra was one of the major British painters of the Twentieth Century. Surreal images of menace had appeared in his paintings during the Thirties when Europe became the theatre for fascist-communist confrontations. In 'Blue Baby' the menace is personified into a monstrous harpy dispensing punishment and retribution. There is a disturbing visual disjuncture between this almost cartoon-like character (in form, as well as name) and the defenceless, terrified population, reduced to a primitive existence amongst the rubble. Elements of the Baby appear to be formed from aircraft parts and the image throws up a dark vision of the inevitable overpowering of society by technology.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 08:49:02 AM
Roy Anthony Nockolds
Stalking the Night Raider, 1941

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/148/media-148582/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 635 x 762 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/20392


A Defiant aircraft flying at night above a moonlit coastline. The beams of two searchlights cross just beneath the plane.
Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 08:54:07 AM
C R W Nevinson
Anti-aircraft Defences, 1940

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/278/media-278562/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 812 x 609 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/20254


View of an anti-aircraft battery set in countryside with searchlight beams crossing the sky and attendant soldiers.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 08:59:52 AM
Leonard Henry Rosoman

A House Collapsing on Two Firemen, Shoe Lane, London, EC4, 1940

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/176/media-176448/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 918 x 768 mm

A collapsing wall is on the point of burying two firemen. Debris, fire and smoke fill the air.

The horrific scene in Shoe Lane in the City of London was one that Rosoman witnessed as a fellow fireman. The falling wall trails chaos and disorder in its wake, its own rigid structure about to break and kill the firemen still clutching their hoses. Rosoman later expressed dissatisfaction with the painting as an over literal response but the effect on the viewer is still powerful and intensely disconcerting. The painting was exhibited in the Firemen Artists exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1941. With the outbreak of the Second World War imminent, Leonard Rosoman had joined the auxiliary fire service and continued to serve until April 1945 when he was appointed as an official war artist with the British Pacific fleet. Both the navy and the landscape of blitzed London provided a natural subject for his neo-romantic work where machines are poised to destroy and buildings are animated by destruction.



The Houses of Parliament on Fire, May 1941

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/176/media-176440/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas, 975 x 1230 mm

A view of the Houses of Parliament on fire seen from across the Thames.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Rosoman%2C%20Leonard%20Henry%20%28RA%29%22&query=
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 09:11:50 AM
Vaughan, John Keith
Echo of the Bombardment, 1942

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Watercolour, crayon, ink on paper, 318 x 464 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/36932


A surreal moonlit scene featuring a large primeval coiled form in the foreground right. In the background stand the bombed-out shells of two buildings. From the window cavities of each emerge conical forms also reminiscent of prehistoric lifeforms.
Title: THE BLITZ - Luftschlacht um England
Post by: purgatorio on October 14, 2012, 02:07:24 PM
Illustrierte Zeitung, Leipzig, weekly issue for 3 October 1940

(https://s14.postimg.cc/qlnntwhgx/6a00d83542d51e69e20147e1d5d5cc970b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/aanjxl4z1/)

via http://longstreet.typepad.com/books/2011/01/part-.html

Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 16, 2012, 08:19:31 AM
Alexander Macpherson
War Weapons Week, Paisley : December 1940

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/147/media-147332/large.jpg?action-d)
Watercolour, 384 x 562 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/17269


A view looking down on Barshaw Park hung with buntings. Crowds of civilians are gathered to look at a display of artillery, tanks and a captured German Messerschmitt 109 fighter aircraft.
Title: THE BLITZ
Post by: purgatorio on October 16, 2012, 09:03:56 AM
Royal Air Force official photographer
German Dornier Do 17 bombers over London, 7 September 1940

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/37/media-37293/large.jpg?action-d)
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194295


German Air Force photographer
Heinkel He 111 over London, 7 September 1940

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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022027

A Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over the East End of London at the start of the Luftwaffe's evening raids of 7 September 1940.


Camera-gun Stills from No. 609 Squadron RAF, 1940

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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212577

A still from camera-gun film taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I of No. 609 Squadron RAF, flown by by Pilot Officer J D Bisdee, as he dived on a formation of Heinkel He IIIs of KG 55 which had just bombed the Supermarine aircraft works at Woolston, Southampton. Tracer bullets can be seen heading towards the formation as Bisdee opens fire.


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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205023627

A still from camera-gun film taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I of No. 609 Squadron RAF, flown by by Flying Officer T Nowierski as he closed in on a formation of Dornier Do 17Zs of KG3 south-west of London at approximately 5.45 pm on 7 September 1940. Tracer bullets from the intercepting Spitfires can be seen travelling towards the enemy aircraft which were heading back to their base after bombing East London and the docks.


Mr Puttnam, War Office official photographer
Pattern of condensation, 1940

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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194290

Operations: Pattern of condensation trails left by British and German aircraft after a dog fight.


Royal Air Force official photographer
Crashed Heinkel He IIIP, 14 August 1940

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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210001

A crashed Heinkel He IIIP, 1G+NT, of III/KG27, shot down by Blue Section of No. 92 Squadron RAF at 6 pm on 14 August 1940, lying by the side of the road at Charterhouse, Somerset. Note the machine gun projecting from the starboard side of the fuselage as protection from beam attacks.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 16, 2012, 09:07:40 AM
Eric Henri Kennington
In the Flare-Path, 1941

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/176/media-176447/large.jpg?action-d)
pastel on paper, 533 x 368 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/15170


A member of the RAF ground crew in helmet and coat stands on an airfield lit by flares. There is a plane on the tarmac behind.
Title: The Blitz
Post by: purgatorio on October 22, 2012, 04:38:10 AM
Julian Trevelyan
Premonitions of the Blitz, 1940

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_15756_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 51 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/premonitions-of-the-blitz-6234

Title: THE BLITZ - Mondscheinsonate
Post by: purgatorio on October 22, 2012, 06:21:29 AM
Mondscheinsonate - Coventry, 14 November 1940


Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
AUDIO 1st Adagio sostenutto (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Beethoven_Moonlight_1st_movement.ogg) | 2nd Alegretto (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Beethoven_Moonlight_2nd_movement.ogg) | 3rd Presto agitato (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Beethoven_Moonlight_3rd_movement.ogg)


The Coventry blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place in the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force. The most devastating of these attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940. [...]

The raid that began on the evening of 14 November 1940 was the most severe to hit Coventry during the war. It was carried out by 515 German bombers, from Luftflotte 3 and from the pathfinders of Kampfgruppe 100. The attack, code-named Operation Mondscheinsonate (Moonlight Sonata) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._14_(Beethoven)), was intended to destroy Coventry's factories and industrial infrastructure, although it was clear that damage to the rest of the city, including monuments and residential areas, would be considerable. The initial wave of 13 specially modified Heinkel He 111 aircraft of Kampfgruppe 100, were equipped with X-Gerät navigational devices, accurately dropped marker flares at 19:20.[19] The British and the Germans were fighting the Battle of the Beams and on this night the British failed to disrupt the X-Gerät signals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Blitz


Aufklärungsstaffel 3(F)/121
GERMAN AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OVER GREAT BRITAIN, 1939-1940

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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205018274

Vertical aerial reconnaissance view of the centre of Coventry, Warwickshire, annotated with bombing targets. Photograph taken prior to 'Fall Mondscheinsonate' ("Operation Moonlight Sonata") the heavy Luftwaffe air raid on automotive and aircraft component factories on the night of 14/15 November 1941, which devastated the city centre.


John Piper

The Passage to the Control Room at South-West Regional Headquarters, Bristol, 1940

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_ld_170_large.jpg)
Oil on panel, 76.2 x 50.8 cm


The Control Room at South-West Regional Headquarters, Bristol, 1940

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Oil on panel, 63.5 x 76.2 cm


Interior of Coventry Cathedral, 15 November 1940, 1940

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Oil on canvas laid on board, 51 x 61 cm

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Churchill_CCathedral_H_14250.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/john-piper-4128


The first wave of follow-up bombers dropped high explosive bombs, knocking out the utilities (the water supply, electricity network and gas mains) and cratering the roads, making it difficult for the fire engines to reach fires started by the follow-up waves of bombers. The follow-up waves dropped a combination of high explosive and incendiary bombs. [...]

At around 20:00, Coventry Cathedral (dedicated to Saint Michael), was set on fire for the first time. The volunteer fire-fighters managed to put out the first fire but other direct hits followed and soon new fires in the cathedral, accelerated by firestorm, were out of control. During the same period, fires were started in nearly every street in the city centre. A direct hit on the fire brigade headquarters disrupted the fire service's command and control, making it difficult to send fire fighters to the most dangerous blazes first. As the Germans had intended, the water mains were damaged by high explosives; there was not enough water available to tackle many of the fires. The raid reached its climax around midnight with the final all clear sounding at 06:15 on the morning of 15 November.



Ernest Townsend

The New Order in Europe, Bombed Coventry, November 1940, 1940

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_97_large.jpg)
Oil on board, 33 x 37.2 cm

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Coventry_bomb_damage_H5600.jpg)

Broadgate, Coventry after a Raid, November 1940, 1940–1944

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_98_large.jpg)
Oil on board, 24.6 x 34.6 cm

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Coventry_devastation_H_5601.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/ernest-townsend


Randolph Schwabe
Coventry Cathedral: November 1940

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Pencil, conté crayon, wash on paper, 380 x 396 mm http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/23984


Coventry's air defences consisted of twenty four 3.7 inch AA guns and twelve 40mm Bofors. Over 6,700 rounds were fired. However only one German bomber was shot down.

In one night, more than 4,000 homes in Coventry were destroyed and around two-thirds of the city's buildings were damaged. The raid was heavily concentrated on the city centre, most of which was destroyed. [...]
An estimated 568 people were killed in the raid (the exact figure was never precisely confirmed) with another 863 badly injured and 393 sustaining lesser injuries. [...]

The raid reached such a new level of destruction that Joseph Goebbels later used the term coventriert ("coventried") when describing similar levels of destruction of other enemy towns. During the raid, the Germans dropped about 500 tonnes of high explosives, including 50 parachute air-mines, of which 20 were incendiary petroleum mines, and 36,000 incendiary bombs. [...]
The British used the opportunity given them by the attack on Coventry to try a new tactic against Germany, which was carried out on 16 December 1940 as part of Operation Abigail Rachel against Mannheim. [...] This was the start of a British drift away from precision attacks on military targets and towards area bombing attacks on whole cities.



James Kessell
Coventry Cathedral Ruins, 1964

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Oil on canvas, 183 x 122 cm http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/coventry-cathedral-ruins-54108


Joyce Mary Barnett
Coventry Council House Clock Tower (SEAS Post No.1, 1940–1945), Top of Priory Street, Coventry, 1960s–1983

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_412_large.jpg)
Oil on board, 54.5 x 77.2 cm http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/joyce-mary-barnett


Charles Ernest Cundall
The Consecration of the New Coventry Cathedral 1962, 1964

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_283_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 129 cm http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/charles-ernest-cundall


The ruined Coventry Cathedral was left as a ruin, and is today still the principal reminder of the bombing. A new cathedral was constructed alongside the ruin in the 1950s, designed by the architect Basil Spence. Spence (later knighted for this work) insisted that instead of re-building the old cathedral it should be kept in ruins as a garden of remembrance and that the new cathedral should be built alongside, the two buildings together effectively forming one church. The use of Hollington sandstone for the new Coventry Cathedral provides an element of unity between the buildings.


William J. M. Clayton
Coventry Composition, 1967

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_322_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 77.2 x 102.2 cm http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/william-j-m-clayton


Rolf Hellberg
The Martyrs of Coventry, 1964

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/herb/large/war_herb_337_large.jpg)
Oil on panel, 81 x 122 cm http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/rolf-hellberg


Charred Cross (replica) and Altar of Rubble, 1941

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The cathedral stonemason, Jock Forbes, saw two wooden beams lying in the shape of a cross and tied them together. A replica of the wooden cross built in 1964 has replaced the original in the ruins of the old cathedral on an altar of rubble. The original is now kept on the stairs linking the Cathedral with St. Michael's Hall below.

Another cross was made of three nails from the roof truss of the old cathedral by Provost Richard Howard of Coventry Cathedral. It was later transferred to the new cathedral, where it sits in the centre of the altar cross. The cross of nails has become a symbol of peace and reconciliation across the world. There are over 160 Cross of Nails Centres all over the world, all of them bearing a cross made of three nails from the ruins, similar to the original one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Cathedral

Cross of Nails (in the centre of the altar cross), 1940

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http://mrandrewmartin.blogspot.co.at/2011/03/coventry-cathedral.html

One of the crosses made of nails from the old cathedral was donated to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, which was destroyed by Allied bomb attacks and is also kept as a ruin alongside a newer building.

Cross of Nails donated to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), Berlin, 1988

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Title: THE BLITZ - Vergeltungswaffen
Post by: purgatorio on October 22, 2012, 09:52:25 AM
Vergeltungswaffen: V1 The Buzz Bomb / Doodlebug

The first of the so-called Vergeltungswaffen series designed for terror bombing of London, the V-1 was fired from "ski" launch sites along the French (Pas-de-Calais) and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landing in Europe. At its peak, more than one hundred V-1s a day were fired at southeast England, 9,521 in total, decreasing in number as sites were overrun until October 1944, when the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by Allied forces. This caused the remaining V-1s to be directed at the port of Antwerp and other targets in Belgium, with 2,448 V-1s being launched. The attacks stopped when the last site was overrun on 29 March 1945. In total, the V-1 attacks caused 22,892 casualties (almost entirely civilians).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_flying_bomb

iwm.org.uk - V-Weapons Offensive (http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/v-weapons-offensive)

V1 Flying Bomb Cut-away, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/26/media-26724/large.jpg?action-d)

A cut-away and annotated drawing of the Fiesler Fi 103 flying bomb, (also known as FZG 76 or V1 weapon).


Hennell, Thomas Barclay
A Small Flying-bomb Site at Château de Montigny, near Rouen

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/144/media-144709/large.jpg?action-d)
Watercolour, 404 x 477 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12561


A track running through a wooded area. A second track runs across the foreground of the drawing. Next to this is the entrance and steps down to an underground room in the forest floor. Behind this is a bunker on the left.


A Fiesler Fi 103 flying-bomb (V1) in flight, 1944

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A German Fiesler Fi 103 flying-bomb (V1) in flight, as seen by the gun camera of an intercepting RAF fighter aircraft, moments before the fighter destroyed the V1 by cannon fire.


V1 FLYING BOMB, 1944-45

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Seen in silhouette, a Supermarine Spitfire manoeuvres alongside a flying bomb in an attempt to deflect it from its target.


Wilfred Stanley Haines
An Observation Post: Flying Bomb Raid, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/144/media-144318/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 615 x 749 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/11950


Four searchlights meet in the sky above a bridge and a silhouetted city. The sky is filled with smoke and the glow of explosions and flying bombs. Foreground right two figures can be seen manning an observation post.

The 'Short Guide to the Imperial War Museum' c 1948 states: "This artist served with the National Fire service and worked on this picture during off-duty periods at his station. He was killed by a flying-bomb while standing outside his station and the blast form the same bomb caused the tear to be seen on the left of the canvas."



Frederick TW Cook
A Flying-bomb over Tower Bridge, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/141/media-141060/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 393 x 495 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5500



Leslie Cole
Battle of London: Royal Marine AA Gunners bring down a Flying-bomb, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140930/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 666 mm x 901 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5306



Roy Anthony Nockolds
A Tempest Shooting Down a Flying-Bomb, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/148/media-148583/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 758 x 1009 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/20393



Walter Thomas Monnington

Tempests Attacking Flying-bombs, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/148/media-148055/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 901 x 1143 mm

Two Tempests attack a flying bomb in the sky above a farmhouse with an oast house. Outside the farmhouse there is a white horse in a pen rearing up in fright and two cows in the foreground.


Southern England, 1944. Spitfires Attacking Flying-Bombs,1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/176/media-176453/large.jpg?action-d)
oilon canvas, 1054 x 1433 mm

A squadron of low-flying Spitfires dive towards an idyllic pastoral scene with cows grazing in a tree-lined field. The plane's action frightens a horse causing it to pull a cart into the river, (a detail which evokes Constable's 'Haywain'). The sky is filled with the contrails of aircraft, and to the left of the composition a figure cowers under a tree.

iwm.org.uk - Walter Thomas Monnington (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Monnington%2C%20Walter%20Thomas%20%28Sir%29%20%28PRA%29%22&query=)


Alfred Reginald Thomson
A High Explosive Bomb in High Street, Kensington, 18th February 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/152/media-152153/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 508 x 457 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26218



V1 FLYING BOMB ATTACKS ON LONDON, 1944-45

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/176/media-176335/large.jpg?action-d)

A view over the rooftops of London captured on cine film as a V1 flying bomb explodes close to Westminster in London. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament can be seen on the right.


Reginald Mills
A Blazing Gas Main in Old Compton Street, London W1, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/147/media-147997/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 406 x 317 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/19286


a view along Old Compton Street at night. The scene is illuminated by flames shooting upwards, crossed with jets of water from the fire crew who stand in the strret attempting to extinguish a fire in a nearby building.


Kaff Gerrard

Twisted Metal and Doodlebug, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/143/media-143373/standard.jpg)
oil on canvas, 637 x 765 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/10594


In the foreground are two large pieces of twisted metal, caused as a result of a German air raid, with smaller pieces of metal in front of them. A countryside scene is visible in the background with a V-1 bomb falling downwards in the top right. The sky is full of small bursts of smoke as a result of anti-aircraft guns attempting to hit the V-1 bomb.


Swan Song (Flying Bomb), 1944

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/gac/large/gac_gac_123_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 61 x 86.5 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/swan-song-flying-bomb-28249

Title: THE BLITZ - Vergeltungswaffen
Post by: purgatorio on October 22, 2012, 10:43:46 AM
Vergeltungswaffen: V2 Aggregat 4 (A4)

The V-2 rocket [..], technical name Aggregat-4 (A4), was a short-range ballistic missile that was developed at the beginning of the Second World War in Germany, specifically targeted at London and later Antwerp. The liquid-propellant rocket was the world's first long-range combat-ballistic missile and first known human artifact to enter outer space. It was the progenitor of all modern rockets, including those used by the United States and Soviet Union's space programs. During the aftermath of World War II the American, Soviet and British governments all gained access to the V-2's technical designs and the actual German scientists responsible for creating the rockets, via Operation Paperclip, Operation Osoaviakhim and Operation Backfire respectively.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2


Cutaway drawing of a German V2 rocket

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/14/media-14318/large.jpg?action-d)
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087342


The weapon was presented by Nazi propaganda as a retaliation for the bombers that attacked ever more German cities from 1942 until Germany surrendered.

Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched as military rockets by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, mostly London and later Antwerp. The attacks resulted in the death of an estimated 7,250 military personnel and civilians, while 12,000 forced labourers were killed producing the weapons. [...]
SS General Hans Kammler, who as an engineer had constructed several concentration camps including Auschwitz, had a reputation for brutality and had originated the idea of using concentration camp prisoners as slave laborers in the rocket program. The V-2 is perhaps the only weapon system to have caused more deaths by its production than its deployment. [...]

"… those of us who were seriously engaged in the war were very grateful to Wernher von Braun. We knew that each V-2 cost as much to produce as a high-performance fighter airplane. We knew that German forces on the fighting fronts were in desperate need of airplanes, and that the V-2 rockets were doing us no military damage. From our point of view, the V-2 program was almost as good as if Hitler had adopted a policy of unilateral disarmament." - Freeman Dyson

Nevertheless, it had a considerable psychological effect because, unlike bombing planes or the V-1 Flying Bomb (which made a characteristic buzzing sound), the V-2 travelled faster than the speed of sound, with no warning before impact, no possibility of defence and there was no risk of attacking pilot and crew casualties.



Possible V1 or V2, 1944-45

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/14/media-14491/large.jpg?action-d)
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087579


Possible V1 or V2, 1944-45

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/14/media-14495/large.jpg?action-d)
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087583


Stephen Bone
A V2 Rocket Leaving Walcheren, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/139/media-139874/large.jpg?action-d)
chalk, 460 x 331 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/3204


a seascape showing HMS Warspite off a flat coastline with a light house. Smoke is rising from several points up into the dark sky where there is a V2 rocket creating a white smoke trail.


Anthony Gross
Liberation and Battle of France: An Unfinished Launching Platform for the V2 Rocket at Brix, near Cherbourg, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/144/media-144075/large.jpg?action-d)

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/11659


A wrecked launching platform for a V2 rocket

On 6 June 1944, Gross accompanied the Royal Army Service Corps who were crossing the Channel to Normandy for D-Day. Gross landed at Gold Beach near Bayeux with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. Gold comprised of four beaches, running in a row from Le Hamel to La Riviere: Jig Green, Jig Red, King Green and King Red. While waiting his turn to land, he made pencil sketches of troops disembarking on the beaches. Two hours later, he jumped into the sea with his watercolours and paper held over his head. Gross followed the 50th (Northumbrian) Division to Bayeux, where he drew the liberation of the town. He managed to acquire a revamped German car from his friends in the Royal Army Service Corps, which allowed him to get close to the action, especially on the Normandy coast.



Randolph Schwabe
V2 Damage at the Chelsea Pensioners' Hospital, London, SW3, 1945

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/150/media-150906/large.jpg?action-d)
Pencil, 423 x 520 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022153


The Chelsea Pensioners' hospital following a German V2 flying bomb attack. The building on the left remains largely untouched, except for the windows which have all been blown out. Of the building on the right, half remains standing with severe damage to the roof and chimney. The right side is completely demolished, leaving an interior door on the first floor open to the elements. Some firemen and a nurse make their way through the mounds of rubble and debris in the foreground.


DAMAGE CAUSED BY V2 ROCKET ATTACKS IN BRITAIN, 1945

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/8/media-8490/standard.jpg)
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022153

Ruined flats in Limehouse, East London. Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road, following the explosion of the last German V2 rocket to fall on London, 27 March 1945.


Julian Perry, b.1960

V2 Rocket Crater Pond, Summer 2004

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/gag/large/col_gag_4478_large.jpg)
Oil on panel, 26 x 46 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/v2-rocket-crater-pond-summer-2004-52074



V2 Bomb Crater in Snow II, 2004

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/gag/large/col_gag_4476_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 123 x 215 cm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/v2-bomb-crater-in-snow-ii-52073
Title: RECOMMENDED
Post by: purgatorio on October 23, 2012, 07:04:00 AM
If you're interested in WWII photographs, I strongly recommend
TheAtlantic.com - World War II in Photos (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/pages/ww2/)

This series of entries was published weekly on TheAtlantic.com from June 19 through October 30, 2011, running every Sunday morning for 20 weeks. In this collection of 900 photos spread over 20 essays, I tried to explore the events of the war, the lives of the people fighting at the front and working back home, and the effects of the trauma on everyday activity. These images still give us glimpses into the experiences of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, moments that shaped the world as it is today.

from World War II: The Battle of Britain (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/world-war-ii-the-battle-of-britain/100102/):

A German twin propelled Messerschmitt BF 110 bomber, nicknamed "Fliegender Haifisch" (Flying Shark), over the English Channel, in August of 1940.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_4/w05_31204831.jpg)
AP Photo


Two German Luftwaffe Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers return from an attack against the British south coast, during the Battle for Britain, on August 19, 1940.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_4/w12_00819030.jpg)
AP Photo


A huge scrap heap where German planes, brought down over Great Britain, were dumped, photographed on August 27, 1940.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_4/w24_00827094.jpg)
AP Photo

The large number of Nazi planes downed during raids on Britain made a substantial contribution to the national scrap metal salvage campaign.


Soldiers carrying off the tail of a Messerschmitt 110, which was shot down by fighter planes in Essex, England, on September 3, 1940.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_4/w38_00903135.jpg)
AP Photo


A forward machine gunner sits at his battle position in the nose of a German Heinkel He 111 bomber, while en route to England in November of 1940.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_4/w44_11010149.jpg)
AP Photo
Title: The Art of Flight - BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 24, 2012, 02:56:06 PM
BOMBER

10 May 2011 Last updated at 02:51 GMT

Libya 1911: How an Italian pilot began the air war era
By Alan Johnston
BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13294524)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52552000/jpg/_52552221_italy1910centocelleilnonnogiulioabordodelh.farman01.jpg)
Giulio Gavotti at the controls of a
Farman biplane, Rome 1910


Italy recently said it was ready to join in Nato's air
attacks on targets in Libya - and with the
announcement came a sense of history repeating itself.


It was in Libya, almost exactly a century ago, that a
young Italian pilot carried out the first ever air raid.

During fighting in November 1911 between Italy and
forces loyal to the Turkish, Ottoman Empire, Lieutenant
Giulio Gavotti wrote in a letter to his father: "Today I
have decided to try to throw bombs from the aeroplane.

"It is the first time that we will try this and if I succeed,
I will be really pleased to be the first person to do it."

And soon afterwards Lieutenant Gavotti did indeed hang
out of his flimsy aircraft and fling a bomb at troops in a
desert oasis below.

In that instant he introduced the world to the idea of
war from the air. He had begun the age of the bomber,
and opened the door to all the horrors it would bring.

The BBC World Service has obtained copies of the
letters that the lieutenant wrote home from Libya. And
they reveal his thoughts at the moment he carried out
his historic, one-man raid.

At the time Italy was still a young country - unified
less than 50 years earlier.

It was energetic and eager for conquest, and saw
parts of the collapsing Ottoman Empire as ripe for the
taking - including territory in Libya.

With the outbreak of war, Lieutenant Gavotti was
ordered to help load several aircraft aboard a ship and
head for North Africa.

Bomb in pocket

He had imagined that he would only be flying
reconnaissance missions there, but then realised that
more was required of him.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52625000/jpg/_52625614_taube304.jpg)
Gavotti dropped the bombs from a Taube (Dove)
monoplane, designed by Austrian Igo Etrich


"Today two boxes full of bombs arrived," he wrote in a
letter to his father, sent from Naples. "We are expected
to throw them from our planes."

"It is very strange that none of us have been told about
this, and that we haven't received any instruction from
our superiors. So we are taking the bombs on board
with the greatest precaution.

"It will be very interesting to try them on the Turks."

By bringing aircraft to the battlefront, the Italians were
doing something new.

This was only eight years after the pioneering Wright
brothers in America had managed the first, short flight.
Flying was still in its infancy.

"As soon as the weather is clear, I head to the camp to
take my plane out," the Gavotti wrote.

"Near the seat, I have fixed a little leather case with
padding inside. I have laid the bombs in it very carefully.
These are small round bombs - weighing about a
kilo-and-a-half each. I put three in the case and another
one in the front pocket of my jacket."

Gavotti took off and headed for Ain Zara. It is now a
town just east of Tripoli, but at the time he described it
as a small oasis.

There he would have expected to find Arab fighters and
Turkish troops that were allied in the fight against the
Italian invasion.

Media praise

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52625000/jpg/_52625615_ainzara224.jpg)
Gavotti's bomb at Ain Zara may not
have caused any casualties


In his letter, which was made available to the BBC by
his grandson, Paolo de Vecchi, the Lieutenant wrote:
"After a while, I notice the dark shape of the oasis.
With one hand, I hold the steering wheel, with the other
I take out one of the bombs and put it on my lap."

"I am ready. The oasis is about one kilometre away. I
can see the Arab tents very well.

"I take the bomb with my right hand, pull off the
security tag and throw the bomb out, avoiding the wing.

"I can see it falling through the sky for couple of
seconds and then it disappears. And after a little while,
I can see a small dark cloud in the middle of the
encampment.

"I have hit the target!

"I then send two other bombs with less success. I still
have one left which I decide to launch later on an oasis
close to Tripoli.

"I come back really pleased with the result. I go straight
to report to General Caneva. Everybody is satisfied."

Back home in Italy, the jingoistic press soon reported
the exploit with great delight.

With his small bomb, Lieutenant Gavotti may have
caused very few if any casualties in his lone raid on that
dusty, Libyan oasis.

But he had shown for the first time that it was possible
to carry out attacks from an aircraft.

And the many bombers who would come after him - those
who would strike at places like Guernica, Dresden and
Hiroshima - would do more damage and take more lives
than the young Italian pilot could ever have imagined.

from www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13294524 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13294524)


Monoplan Etrich Taube II., 1914

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/Monoplan_Etrich_Taube_II_1914_Austro_Hungarian_Monarchia.jpg/1024px-Monoplan_Etrich_Taube_II_1914_Austro_Hungarian_Monarchia.jpg)
postcard reproduction
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monoplan_Etrich_Taube_II_1914_Austro_Hungarian_Monarchia.jpg


Monoplan Etrich Taube II. - Austro-Hungarian Monarchy - First military aeroplane in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Army.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on October 25, 2012, 11:05:03 PM
Excellent posts Purgatorio  8)

Here is a link to some of my old aviation art, only a few, I have about 1000 already finished ....
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52317125@N08/

I just found another old gallery of mine ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/36461849@N08/
I made diferent galleries.
Click on the Slideshow option for a quick view for all images

Wait a minute, here is another art gallery  ;D ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_thehitman/with/6877638771/#photo_6877638771

You can also search Flickr by using 2 diferent names "max_thehitman" or "max-thehitman".
I have about 5 diferent art gallery accounts of which I have lost track over the years over at Flickr  :P

If your wondering, some of those airplanes are from IL-2-1946 put into aviation art  8)

Enjoy
MAX

Title: Special Feature
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 12:36:39 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE - HOMEGROWN

Max the Hitman

Aviation Art, 2000-2009

Hero of Leningrad

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4081/4826615853_721dae49ef_b.jpg)


One of a Kind

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4818629552_c10a86b61d_b.jpg)


Got My Mojo Working

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/4826543325_6a1744584b_b.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52317125@N08/sets/72157624551311514/

CLICK FOR MORE HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/52317125@N08/sets/) AND HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_thehitman/with/6877638771/#photo_6877638771)


Here is a link to some of my old aviation art, only a few, I have about 1000 already finished .... http://www.flickr.com/photos/52317125@N08/

I just found another old gallery of mine ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/36461849@N08/
I made diferent galleries.
Click on the Slideshow option for a quick view for all images

Wait a minute, here is another art gallery ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_thehitman/with/6877638771/#photo_6877638771

You can also search Flickr by using 2 diferent names "max_thehitman" or "max-thehitman".
I have about 5 diferent art gallery accounts of which I have lost track over the years over at Flickr

If your wondering, some of those airplanes are from IL-2-1946 put into aviation art

Enjoy MAX

great stuff :)
Title: OMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 12:37:55 AM
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
3. Fun Helped Them Fight, 1972

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P02/P02022_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/paolozzi-3-fun-helped-them-fight-p02022) Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper, 371 x 258 mm
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 12:40:49 AM
Artist Michael Sandle, born 1936
Anti-Aircraft Memorial, 1977

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T12/T12426_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/sandle-anti-aircraft-memorial-t12426) Watercolour, pencil on paper, 980 x 1480 mm
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 12:43:26 AM
José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, 1883–1949)
Dive Bomber and Tank, 1940

(http://uploads7.wikipaintings.org/images/jose-clemente-orozco/dive-bomber-and-tank-1940.jpg)
Details (http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80681) Fresco, six panels, overall 9 x 18' (275 x 550 cm)

This work was commissioned by the Museum in 1940 for the landmark exhibition Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art. It was painted by Orozco over a period of ten days, often in front of the viewing public.This six-panel fresco (intended to be arranged in any order) depicts abstracted elements of mechanical warfare, including the tail and wings of a bomber, tanktreads, and chains—as well as a pair of upturned human legs. Ironically, though, Orozco insisted it had "no political significance." He stated, "I simply paint the life that is going on at the present—what we are and what the world is at this moment. That is what modern art is."
Title: BOMBER - Liberation in Progress
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 03:22:58 AM
The following project is of special interest for me as it is concerned with the history of the region I've been living in for more than a decade now  ;)

Josef Schützenhöfer, Klaus Zeyringer

Project LIBERATION IN PROGRESS

Josef Schützenhöfer was born in Austria and emigrated to the USA aged 18, where he worked as dental technician for the US-Navy and studied painting.

HOW IT BEGAN

After a 24 year residency in the US I returned to Austria in 1997. My American experience seems distant now and I have elbowed out a space on the path toward art here in Austria. Certain American images and habits have remained and certainly guide me through my daily agenda.

One project in particular is tightly laced to my time of studies in Norfolk, Virginia. It was then that I noticed a title page story in the Virginia Pilot newspaper about a German submarine crew who had abandoned their sinking ship (U-85 was sunk April 14, 1942 by the U.S.S. Roper) and were subsequently killed. Their remains were buried in Newport News at Newport National Cemetery (see pictuers below).

After I read this story, I visited the burial site and found a cemetery for thousand of Americans and among them twenty-nine Nazi mariners. I was astonished and moved and thought "what dignity and compassion to bury the enemy soldier next to America’s fallen". This image has never left me. It has grown faint over the years, but recently taken on focus again. ...


On this Foreign Field - Liberator Harry Moore, 2007

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/27_moore.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/27_1265908660.jpg)

... I now live in a small house in the eastern region of Austria, The day starts with a look out the kitchen window to watch the sun rise over the Wiesberg/Pöllau elevation. In June 1944 a USAAF bomber exploded on that spot and threw its mechanical intestines and crew all about the Nazi dominated country side. In the same year 2 more US bombers crashed in the immediate vicinity. By the end of the war the total number of American bombers downed in the region of Styria numbered about 460. None the less, the Allies did bring an end to the Nazi regime and liberty to Austria.

No word of dignity, no word of beauty fair adorns the crash sites of 1944/45 today. No police records of the time mention the crew members of the Ramp Tramp, no county registrars’ page makes a reference to the Texarkana Hussy aircraft burning high in the sky. Instead a great lament can be heard across the province to this day, commenting on how great the sacrifice for the Nazi effort was.

As I stand in Pöllau, at the local monument to the losses of World War II, one can read off local names, soldiers sacrificed while marching under false hopes, for some one else’s fatherland on the plains of the Ukraine - or in the waters off the coast of North Carolina.

The names of the people who resisted and fell, the names of the deported and murdered and the names of the fallen allied soldiers who liberated this soiled land - they have gone unmentioned.

Thus I suggested to the mayor of the town, that the monument should receive a note of contrast, not directly upon the walls of the monument, but in safe distance and still on the premises. It may be somewhat late to initiate such a search for names now, but still they can be found. To start with, for example, the names of American allied fliers who vanished in the valley in 1944.
- Josef Schützenhöfer

http://liberation45.com/chronology/how-it-began/


Visit of Robert W. Otto (Tail Turret, POW), one survivor of the Texarkana Hussy, 2008

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/9_h-sch-otto.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/9_img2882.jpg)


Proposal for Liberation Marker, sketch, 2001

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_sketch1.jpg)


(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_untitled-12d.jpg)


Proposal for Liberation Marker (Haldeman), sketch, 2004

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_1265907976.jpg)


Fallen U.S. airman, Pöllau, 1944

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_1265907594.jpg)


Before the Lynching 1944, sketch, 2007

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_1265908463.jpg)


Forest Grave Site of Fallen Airman, Pöllau, 1944

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/26_1265907290.jpg)


Planes

HUSTLIN' HUSSIE - Haldeman Lead Plane

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/6_hussie2.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/6_hussie.png)
Station: Torreta Airfield, Palermo, Italy
Target: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Crashed: 29.05.1944
http://liberation45.com/hustlin-hussie


RAMP TRAMP

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/8_untitled-20b.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/8_negative15.jpg)
Station: Grottaglie Airfield, Tarent, Italy
Targetl: Flugzeugfabrik Obertraubling, Regensburg, Germany
Crashed: 22.02.1944
http://liberation45.com/ramp-tramp/


TEXARKANA HUSSY

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/7_texarkana-2.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/7_texarkana.jpg)
Station: Giulia Air Field, Triest, Italy
Target: Raffinerie Moosbierbaum, Österreich
Crashed: 26.06.1944
http://liberation45.com/texarkana-hussy/



LIBERATION IN PROGRESS, Exhibition Graz, 2012
(presented works by various artists)

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_map1.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9153-12.jpg)
Multimedia project

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9140-13.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9110-11.jpg)

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9081-1.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9092-4.jpg)

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9118-14.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9099-7.jpg)

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9088-3.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/12_img9096-6.jpg)


LIBERATION ART PROJECT: SKUPAJ – MITEINANDER – TOGETHER – ENSEMBLE, Exhibition Maribor 2012

(http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/11_1265909330.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/11_1265909364.jpg)

The Liberation Art Project: Skupaj – Miteinander – Together – Ensemble [...] The goal of the project is an international and social contribution to the discussion of past reactions to traumatic events. At the same time it is an incentive for a public discussion of various topics (such as community/enemies, homeland/foreign countries, war/peace), including a multilayered project and the so called “social sculpture.” This way international exchange programs and collaborations between artists, photographers, writers, musicians, etc., who bring literature other significant works of art to life, will take place. [...]
http://www.maribor2012.eu/en/nc/project/prikaz/113905/

(http://www.maribor2012.eu/typo3temp/pics/79067f3cf2.jpg) (http://liberation45.com/files/gimgs/11_9-lpc.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/mtpgco.jpg)

liberation45.com (http://liberation45.com/)
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 03:25:58 AM
Matthew Day Jackson

Axis Mundi, 2011

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/gOC0ozNC058kp8RxX8bG9n01c5WZ3FWyPUShGFmk9NY2i2qyaX/large/16-4hMtdT.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/gOC0ozNC058kp8RxX8bG9n01c5WZ3FWyPUShGFmk9NY2i2qyaX/large/mdj_hwl2011_installation-views_pm_41-DmEfYv.jpg)

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/gOC0ozNC058kp8RxX8bG9n01c5WZ3FWyPUShGFmk9NY2i2qyaX/large/mdj_hwl2011_installation-views_pm_48-3YAVVP.jpg)

Repurposed cockpit of a B29 aircraft, aluminium, red oak, glass, steel, plastic, lead, bronze, iron, obsidian, leather, silver, stainless steel, concrete, 373 x 480 x 590 cm / 146 7/8 x 189 x 232 1/4 in


Enola Gay

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XdWCP6iRhXE/TPlE8HHWrtI/AAAAAAAAABo/EN1plZn0Fo0/s1600/Post%2B3%2B-%2BEnola%2BGay.jpg)


Bockscar, 2010

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/74minbh0jUJ2WhqO5rkcAdolWwqz2rGiHXZpeIYRY07dJU0lc9/large/bockscar-7YGGMs.jpg)
Formica, scorched wood, 243.8 x 271.8 cm / 96 x 107 in


August 6th, 1945, 2010

(http://cloud.hauserwirth.com/documents/74minbh0jUJ2WhqO5rkcAdolWwqz2rGiHXZpeIYRY07dJU0lc9/large/dresden2-D0zt9q.jpg)
Scorched wood, lead on wood panels, 243.8 x 314.3 cm / 96 x 123 3/4 in

http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/51/matthew-day-jackson/biography/
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 03:30:51 AM
Vija Celmins (American, born Riga, Latvia, 1939)
Suspended Plane, 1966

(http://www.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/large/2006.1_01_d02.jpg)
oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. (60.33 x 88.27 cm)
http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/123177#ixzz24aYMwmLd


Based on a found photograph of a World War II American B-26 bomber, Celmins's haunting painting is cool and detached, yet highly charged with personal subject matter. The artist, who fled her native Latvia during World War II and subsequently immigrated to the United States, describes this painting as being "colored by the chaos of my early childhood in the war." Not insignificantly, she painted the bomber during the Vietnam War.

Suspended Plane is also significant because it is among the earliest examples of Celmins's career-long practice of painting from photographs. This method inserts a layer of distance between artist and canvas, and appealed to Celmins as a more authentic way of painting than the then-dominant, and seemingly exhausted, model of Abstract Expressionism. The work, marked by a remarkable degree of verisimilitude, even retains the original photograph's signs of aging.
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 03:32:20 AM
C.C. Turner
The Turret of an Aeroplane

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/152/media-152345/large.jpg?action-d)
Watercolour,Dimensions 393 x 285 mm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26620


The interior of a gun turret in an aeroplane, seen from the doorway. A seat lies at the bottom of the composition, with the operating levers just above. Two guns stand at either side in front of the seat, the machine on the left loaded with a full cartridge belt.
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 03:35:31 AM
Richard Ernst Eurich (RA)

Attack on a Convoy Seen from the Air, 1941

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/142/media-142188/large.jpg?action-d)
oil on canvas, 760 x 1014 x 908 mm

An aerial view of the sea with cloud cover to the right and in the background. A convoy of eighteen ships, strung out in broken lines, steams from the lower left foreground towards the horizon. The tip of an island is visible beneath the cloud, upper left. A plane flies towards the right. Lines of round ‘percussion rings’ and explosions in the water show where the planes have dropped their bombs. The downward vapour trail of a stricken aircraft is seen on the lower right and the plane is visible beneath the waves. A lone yellow parachute floats above the convoy, centre left.

This is a coastal convoy travelling east along the English Channel, past the Isle of Wight, identifiable by the ‘Needles’ chalky rock formations at the tip. Eurich knew these waters well and had plenty of experience in escort destroyers used to guard the convoys in the Channel. His fascination with the patterns of waves and water is evident in this work which manages to combine very disparate elements into a coherent and dramatic image. Astonishingly, Eurich had never been up in an aircraft and constructed the picture purely from his experiences at sea-level. The importance of cloud cover is beautifully illustrated. The convoy’s vulnerability and visibility contrast with the aircraft which can ‘hide’ above the clouds, avoiding anti-aircraft fire. As usual in Eurich’s paintings, there is an extraordinary attention to distant detail which adds clarity and incident without detracting from the overall shape of the work. British shipping was at a disadvantage in 1941. Germany had control of the French Atlantic ports allowing raids far into the ocean, and Irish neutrality meant that three naval ports were closed to British vessels. In April alone almost 700,000 tons of shipping were sunk. The convoy system improved the chances of supply ships getting through, shepherded by protective destroyer escorts and supported by the RAF which provided aerial cover.



Fortresses over Southampton Water, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/142/media-142194/large.jpg?action-d)
oil oncanvas, 762 x 1019 mm

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?filter%5BmakerString%5D%5B0%5D=%22Eurich%2C%20Richard%20Ernst%20%28RA%29%22&query=
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 04:12:11 AM
Hiroyasu Taguchi
??B?(Wooden B2), 2000-2003

Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art, 2003

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-7.jpg)
Burned cedar, wingspan 12m

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-8.jpg)

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-9.jpg)


Iwami Seaside Comunity Center, 2004   

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-1.jpg)

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-2.jpg)

(http://www.h-taguchi.info/WoodenB2-3.jpg) MORE ... (http://www.h-taguchi.info/eP3I.html)

In the history of civilization, Mankind has created various things. Considering this, I chose one thing of significance to use as a specimen in my work. This project started around 2000, and when it started to take form and was initially exhibited, it coincidentally overlapped with the eve of the outbreak of the war in Iraq. - Hiroyasu Taguchi

www.h-taguchi.info (http://www.h-taguchi.info/)
Title: Special Feature
Post by: purgatorio on October 26, 2012, 05:30:14 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE - ALBUM COVER ART

Shepard Fairey
Revolutions: The Album Cover Art, 2011

(http://www.modernmultiplesinc.com/wp-content/gallery/shepard-fairey-album-cover-art/airplane.jpg)
http://www.modernmultiplesinc.com/shepard-fairey-album-cover-large-format-prints/


Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me, 1958

(http://underdesign.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/come_fly_with_me_lp_cover.jpg?w=700&h=700) CLICK FOR MUSIC (http://youtu.be/-wa0c8CD1Jw) :)


Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Come Fly With Lee, 1962

(http://underdesign.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/come_fly_with_lee_lp_cover.jpg?w=700&h=700) CLICK ... (http://youtu.be/GqLzjKeksHw)


Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxter's, 1967

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq5gr0k5vW1r1gyrbo1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq5gr0k5vW1r1gyrbo2_1280.jpg) CLICK ... (http://youtu.be/25RAkXpQwnA)



Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin, 1969

(http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Led_Zeppelin-Led_Zeppelin-Frontal.jpg) CLICK ... (http://youtu.be/Cm2-K6ttHYs)

Led Zeppelin's front cover, which was chosen by Page, features a black-and-white image of the burning Hindenburg airship. The image refers to the origin of the band's name itself:[9] when Page, Jeff Beck and The Who's Keith Moon and John Entwistle were discussing the idea of forming a group, Moon joked, "It would probably go over like a lead balloon", and Entwistle allegedly replied, "...a lead zeppelin!"

The album's back cover features a photograph of the band taken by former-Yardbird Chris Dreja. The entire design of the album's sleeve was coordinated by George Hardie, with whom the band would continue to collaborate for future sleeves.

Hardie recalled that he originally offered the band a design based on an old club sign in San Francisco—a multi-sequential image of a phallic zeppelin airship up in the clouds. Page declined but it was retained as the logo for the back cover of Led Zeppelin's first two albums and a number of early press advertisements.[9] During the first few weeks of release in the UK, the sleeve featured the band's name and the Atlantic logo in turquoise. When this was switched to the now-common orange print later in the year, the turquoise-printed sleeve became a collector's item.

The album cover received widespread attention when, at a February 1970 gig in Copenhagen, the band were billed as "The Nobs" as the result of a legal threat from aristocrat Eva von Zeppelin (a relative of the creator of the Zeppelin aircraft). Zeppelin, upon seeing the logo of the Hindenburg crashing in flames, threatened to have the show pulled off the air. In 2001, Greg Kot wrote in Rolling Stone that "The cover of Led Zeppelin... shows the Hindenburg airship, in all its phallic glory, going down in flames. The image did a pretty good job of encapsulating the music inside: sex, catastrophe and things blowing up."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_(album)


Blue Öyster Cult  - Secret Treaties, 1974

(http://www.megamusiclyrics.com/album_covers/blue_oyster_cult_secret_treaties_album_cover.jpg) (http://eil.com/Gallery/518366b.jpg) CLICK ... (http://youtu.be/SMG1WCVff0I)


Iron Maiden - Aces High, 1984

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Fs09NctjQPc/TIKBStgU13I/AAAAAAAAASE/GTUeGngF8k0/s1600/aceshigh.jpg) (http://www.vinylrecords.ch/I/IR/Iron_Maiden/Aces-High/iron-maiden-aces-high-1227.jpg) CLICK ...  (http://youtu.be/ZO6giM9UAv0)


BEASTIE BOYS - Licensed To Ill,1986

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GfyrJIR3q1I/T6Q-iyc87KI/AAAAAAAAA4c/TLyauY0tGOg/s1600/beastie.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S1uiYYAWem0/T6Q_OhDQikI/AAAAAAAAA4k/9AGjAKAgFqk/s1600/Beastie-Boys-licensed-to-Ill-(1986)-Full-Album-Cover.jpg) CLICK (http://youtu.be/oB0NM6reiRE)


The full album cover, front to back, features a Boeing 727 — with "Beastie Boys" emblazoned on the tail — crashing head-on into the side of a mountain, appearing as an extinguished joint. The tail of the plane has the Def Jam logo and the legend '3MTA3' which spells 'EATME' when viewed in a mirror. The livery of the plane is based on that of American Airlines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licensed_to_Ill


Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Curren$Y - Jet Life To The Next Life (Mixtape), 2011

(http://www.2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/20110315-JETLIFE1.jpg) (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/20110325-JETLIFE.jpg) CLICK ...  (http://www.datpiff.com/Trademark-Da-Skydiver-Jet-Life-To-The-Next-Life-mixtape.212454.html)


Cookin Soul - Jet Life to the next life Instrumentals, 2011

(http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Jet-Life-Instrumentals-Cover-Sell-web.jpg) CLICK ...  (http://cookinsoul.bandcamp.com/album/jet-life-to-the-next-life-instrumentals)

Hey, how about posting band album covers featuring airplanes?

I know I have seen some excellent ones with Me-262s and all sorts of great aircraft.
Led Zeppelin is excellent. I painted the same LP cover in a painting when I was about 11 and later on in
the back of a denim jacket for a friend in high school  8)

here are some of the gallery...

http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/files/single_iron_maiden_aces_high.jpg
http://www.vinylrecords.ch/I/IR/Iron_Maiden/Aces-High/iron-maiden-aces-high-1227.jpg
http://www.walltor.com/images/wallpaper/heavy-metal-and-gothic-art--iron-maiden--album-cover-art--wallpapers-gothic-and-heavy-metal-artwork--iron-maiden-aces-high-skull-pilot-artwork-76980.jpg
http://www.pulse-jets.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4999
http://www.megamusiclyrics.com/album_covers/blue_oyster_cult_secret_treaties_album_cover.jpg
http://www.fathead.com/entertainment/jefferson-airplane/jefferson-airplane-after-bathing-at-baxters-album-cover/
http://underdesign.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/come-fly-with-who-check-out-this-knockoff-album-cover/
http://www.modernmultiplesinc.com/shepard-fairey-album-cover-large-format-prints/
http://this-is-indie.blogspot.pt/2012/05/adam-yauch-rest-in-peace-beastie-boys.html
http://f0.bcbits.com/z/20/12/2012470954-1.jpg
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 27, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
Sergio Toppi (Italy 1932 – 2012)
Aviatore

(http://comicsandoimage.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/toppi_aviatore.jpg?w=600)
http://comicsandoimage.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/sergio-toppi-gallery-2/


Quote from: Ectoflyer
On last August passed at age of 80 the greatest living Italian illustrator, Sergio Toppi, who had a personal fascinating brushstroke

http://comicsandoimage.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/toppi_aviatore.jpg?w=600
http://www.actuabd.com/IMG/jpg/Goliath.jpg
http://www.glamazonia.it/old/articoli/toppi/manisp.jpg

and I think that in the Steampunk maybe something interesting can be found
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/59/Diesel_Forces.jpg/475px-Diesel_Forces.jpg

Thanks, Ectoflyer :)
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on October 27, 2012, 07:31:21 PM
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Dirty Bomb, 2008

(http://www.inigomanglano-ovalle.com/files/gimgs/10_dirtybomb1full.jpg)

(http://www.inigomanglano-ovalle.com/files/gimgs/10_dirtybomb2soledad.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2cwr38.jpg)

www.inigomanglano-ovalle.com
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: bomberkiller on October 27, 2012, 09:05:23 PM
(http://www.sas1946.com/images/imageshit/a/img29/6295/uriahheephighandmighty.jpg)

My music in the seventies...!
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on October 28, 2012, 05:09:49 PM


More great Aviation Art in this link....

CLICK on the GALLERY --- http://www.the-vaw.com/html/main.php
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 31, 2012, 02:44:14 AM
More great Aviation Art in this link....

CLICK on the GALLERY --- http://www.the-vaw.com/html/main.php

nice, lots of cool pics :)

(http://www.the-vaw.com/images/harrier1.jpg)
Title: BOMBER - The Mighty B-52
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 06:03:55 AM
The Mighty B-52


Strategic Air Command combat crew

(http://i48.tinypic.com/wi2hyp.jpg)
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/070928-F-2911S-032.jpg


Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress)

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, who have continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber carries up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons.

Superior performance at high subsonic speeds and relatively low operating costs have kept the B-52 in service despite the advent of later aircraft, including the cancelled Mach 3 North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the variable-geometry Rockwell B-1B Lancer, and the stealthy Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit. The B-52 marked its 50th anniversary of continuous service with its original operator in 2005 and after being upgraded between 2013 and 2015 it will serve into the 2040s. [...]

The B-52 has been featured in a number of major films, most notably: Bombers B-52 (1957), A Gathering of Eagles (1963), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), and By Dawn's Early Light (1990). It has also been featured in numerous novels, such as most of the early Patrick McLanahan novels by Dale Brown, which feature one or more heavily modified B-52 bombers, nicknamed the "EB-52 Megafortress".


wikipedia.org - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress)



B-52H Stratofortress, early 1960s

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2n80a4o.jpg)
U.S. Air Force photo http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/071203-F-9999J-027.jpg

The B-52H Stratofortress, the last model for the classic strategic bombers, underwent test and development at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the early 1960s. The aircraft today remains a vital component of American's long-range power projection capability.


Alexandra Longfellow
Remembering RAIDR 21, 2008

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2cofwcj.jpg)
U.S. Air Force photo http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090721-F-0414L-104.jpg

A B-52 Stratofortress flies over the RAIDR 21 Remembrance Ceremony held July 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. More than 200 Airmen, friends and family members attended the ceremony to remember the six fallen aircrew members who died in a crash July 21, 2008, while deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam. The call-sign of their B-52 was RAIDR 21.


Kevin J. Gruenwald
Big presence in the Pacific

(http://i47.tinypic.com/eknocz.jpg)
U.S. Air Force photo http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/081113-F-6911G-828.jpg

A B-52 Stratofortress flies a routine mission Nov. 12 over the Pacific Ocean. The B-52 is deployed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to Andersen AFB, Guam, and is part of a continuing operation of maintaining a bomber presence in the region.


U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52D dropping bombs over Vietnam

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/74/B-52D%28061127-F-1234S-017%29.jpg/1024px-B-52D%28061127-F-1234S-017%29.jpg)
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061127-F-1234S-017.jpg

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52D-60-BO Stratofortress (s/n 55-0100) dropping bombs over Vietnam. This aircraft flew its final combat mission on 29 December 1972 and was one of the three final B-52 aircraft to bomb North Vietnam during "Operation Linebacker II". Following the war it should be retired to the MASDC but was reteined at Andersen Air force Base, Guam, as a memorial for the "Arc Light" missions, which was dedicated on 12 February 1974. In 1983 it was discovered that the aircraft had corroded to such a state that it was rendered unsafe. The B-52D 56-0586 replaced "Old 100" at the memorial, but this aircraft retained the markings of 55-0100. 55-0100 was then earmarked for destruction under the SALT I-agreement and was dismanteled between 12 and 16 July 1986. However, in 1987, a typhoon scattered the aircraft into the jungle where the parts are still found today.


U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F "Casper The Friendly Ghost" dropping Mk 117 750 lb bombs over Vietnam, c. 1965-1966

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Boeing_B-52_dropping_bombs.jpg/1024px-Boeing_B-52_dropping_bombs.jpg)
U.S. Air Force photo http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/020926-O-9999G-001.jpg

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress (s/n 57-0162, nicknamed "Casper The Friendly Ghost") from the 320th Bomb Wing dropping Mk 117 750 lb (340 kg) bombs over Vietnam. This aircraft was the first B-52F used to test conventional bombing in 1964, and later dropped the 50,000th bomb of the "Arc Light" campaign. B-52Fs could carry 51 bombs and served in Vietnam from June 1965 to April 1966 when they were replaced by B-52Ds which could carry 108 bombs.


Robert J. Horstman
U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52H with weapons, 2006

(http://i47.tinypic.com/ebd8rd.jpg)
U.S. Air Force photo http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/060202-F-6809H-100.jpg

A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress static display with weapons, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana (USA), 2 February 2006



no one ever dies here, no one has a head (http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2002/ausstellungen/2002_no_one.php)

(http://www.hmkv.de/__we_thumbs__/1508_1_2002_Nodiedhere.jpg)
Exhibition, hartware medien kunst verein, Dortmund 2002

If you enter the term "B-52" in a search engine, you will get just as many hits for fan pages for the 1980s band "The B-52's" as you will for pages by enthusiasts of the legendary B-52 bombers.

The Boeing B-52 is the oldest aircraft in aviation history still in use today. It was developed during the late 1940s and was first used in the early 1950s. Until today, the B-52, which can be used to transport atom bombs and cruise missiles among others, represents the ideologies of the Cold War and the United States' technological, military and economic superiority.

In the 1980s the American band "The B-52's", which was not named after the bomber but after an exaggerated (bomb-proof?)"bouffant hairdosa", took up a retro-futuristic look – from their outfits to their album covers – that imitated in an excessive way the pop and party culture of the 1960s, which is known to be also a product of the Cold War.

The B-52's party cult, which is as affirmative as it is counteracting, revolves around the glamour and glitter of extraterrestrial worlds. The B-52 bomber "Stratofortress" (!) may not really be able to fly close to the sun, but it can still reach a flying altitude of 15,000 meters.

The enormous flying altitude of the B-52 bomber, which is equipped with electronic visual display units, has allowed a manner of warfare that no longer has its targets in sight and which "collateral damages" reach us only as abstract images. When viewed from the "high points" of modern warfare, the victims of war are not only faceless, but they also apparently no longer die. "No one ever dies there, no one has a head," sing the B-52's in "Planet Claire".


http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2002/ausstellungen/2002_no_one.php



'This is the Mighty B-52' Leaflet 146-66-R, c. 1960s

(http://www.psywarrior.com/vietnam1.jpg)
PSYOP Leaflet 146-66-R http://www.psywarrior.com/B52leaflets.html

The leaflet coded 146-66-R has the following text on the back:

"This is the Mighty B-52! Now you have experienced the terrible rain of
death and destruction its bombs have caused. These planes come
swiftly, strongly speaking as the voice of the government of Vietnam
proclaiming its determination to eliminate the VC threat to peace. Your
area will be struck again and again, but you will not know when or where.
The planes fly too high to be heard or seen. They will rain death upon you
again without warning. Leave this place to save your lives. Use this leaflet
or the GVN National Safe Conduct Pass and rally to the nearest government
outpost. The Republic of Vietnam soldiers and the people will happily
welcome you."



Various PSYOP Leaflets, 1960s-2000s

Vietnam

(http://www.psywarrior.com/B52VNDeathGrief.jpg) (http://www.psywarrior.com/4537B52.jpg)
(http://www.psywarrior.com/VietT7.jpg) (http://www.psywarrior.com/2861B52.jpg)


Iraq

(http://www.psywarrior.com/C40.jpg) (http://www.psywarrior.com/C41.jpg)


Kosovo

(http://www.psywarrior.com/KosovoB52.jpg)


Afghanistan

(http://www.psywarrior.com/AFD03a.jpg) (http://www.psywarrior.com/IZD028ArabicF.jpg)

www.psywarrior.com - THE STRATEGIC BOMBER AND AMERICAN PSYOP by Herb Friedman (http://www.psywarrior.com/B52leaflets.html)
wikipedia.org - Psychological Operations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_Operations_(United_States))



Alain Declercq
B 52, 2003
(http://www.alaindeclercq.com/alaindeclercq.htm/B52-US_files/B52us.png) FRENCH (http://www.alaindeclercq.com/alaindeclercq.htm/B52.html)
http://www.alaindeclercq.com/alaindeclercq.htm/home_F.html


The B-52's
Planet Claire, 1979

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Planet_Claire_single.jpg) CLICK FOR VIDEO (http://youtu.be/VBSrGYoifLM)

...
Planet Claire has pink air
All the trees are red
No one ever dies there
No one has a head
...

www.metrolyrics.com - Planet Claire Lyrics (http://www.metrolyrics.com/planet-claire-lyrics-b52s.html)


Vouge Cover (B-52), 1960

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgnfzn7y7a1qzdx6f.jpg)

A 1960s hairstyle, the beehive, is also called a B-52 for its resemblance to the aircraft's distinct nose. The popular band The B-52's was subsequently named after this hairstyle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress


B-52 (cocktail), c. 1970s

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm1b1dTuqJ1qdm2mxo1_400.jpg)

The B-52 (also B52 or Bifi) cocktail is a layered shot composed of a coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), an Irish Cream (Baileys Irish Cream), and a triple sec (Grand Marnier). When prepared properly, the ingredients separate into three distinctly visible layers. The layering is due to the relative densities of the ingredients.

The name refers to the US B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber. This bomber was used in the Vietnam War for the release of incendiary bombs, which likely inspired today's flaming variant of the cocktail; another hypothesis centers on B-52 combat losses ("Burns like a B-52 over Hanoi").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-52_(cocktail)
Title: BOMBER - The Mighty B-52
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 06:20:55 AM
Unkown artist (streetart artist '586'?)
Unknown (Peace Is Our Profession),  Melbourne, 2007

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2e39y4z.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/8znw4n.jpg)
Photos by Brett Holman
http://airminded.org/2007/12/19/peace-is-our-profession/


I spotted this ironic fusion of a peace symbol and a B-52 in the city1 earlier in the year, and luckily it was still there when I went back with a camera this week.

It's at the corner of Russell St and Bullens Lane. I assume it's street art, and not anything to do with the bar advertised below it. No idea who is responsible for it, but well done, whoever it is!
- Brett Holman on airminded.org (http://airminded.org)

Quote from: Rich
DEC 21, 2010 @ 13:18
Hey i definately know who did that peace (piece)… Melbourne's very own underground artist 586.
The story goes that 586's interpretion was created around 2001/2 and two years later Mr. 586 discovered by accident on a passer by's t-shirt that the band- the B-52's had already used the concept on the back of a tour t-shirt from back either in the 80's or 90's. The idea may not be entirely new but 586's stylised composition was and is a striking and in your face bit of design.
As 586 says… get sticking but don't get stuck!
http://airminded.org/2007/12/19/peace-is-our-profession/comment-page-1/#comment-164779

...
In "peace is our profession" I found in the title an ironic citation of Dr.Strangelove by Kubrick: the phrase is indeed the motto of the fictional 843th Bomb Wing, well visible in combat scenes:

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/axal/vlcsnap-2012-11-04-15h35m11s107.png)

a second version (clouds/sky colors inverted) is visible on the wall behind Gen. Ripper's desk:
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/Ectoflyer/843thBomb_Wing_zps61b83ee5.jpg)


Good point, though I had the movie already in mind for post, I didn't get the reference.  8)
Title: BOMBER - The Mighty B-52
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 09:16:18 AM
Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove, 1964

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers [...]. The film is loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel Red Alert, also known as Two Hours to Doom.

The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 as they try to deliver their payload.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was listed as number three on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs.
from wikipedia.org - Dr. Strangelove (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove)

VIDEO - Dr. Strangelove Trailer (http://youtu.be/pgd_aJBBRfs)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nEWKFhUiSAk/Tr62DGHEYLI/AAAAAAAAV0o/bK8j4YOORmY/s640/DrStrangelove002Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1Xbj7ZRMAtQ/Tr62BZfBHMI/AAAAAAAAV0c/vL_dgZF3FrY/s640/DrStrangelove004Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fDPMxlS4EBc/ThzhCewLcSI/AAAAAAAACNI/REZOClJP9m4/s640/adoomsday-device-ominous-rumours-amongst-western-leaders.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aNgQnmfgLHM/ThzhGgLzGLI/AAAAAAAACNU/mnMsV4fjZb4/s640/dr-strangelove-opening-scene.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4uHCEduaC2I/Tr62QvA3nwI/AAAAAAAAV1E/D3lKQtAQcQU/s640/DrStrangelove015Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kw41M3APCX0/Tr62SWAiIII/AAAAAAAAV1M/YLAZjqA5EYY/s640/DrStrangelove014Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WfT9YpnpzPA/Tr621RVspnI/AAAAAAAAV2s/nwARvw15jF8/s640/DrStrangelove045Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0_RFVmuaHHA/Tr62zG_4WkI/AAAAAAAAV2k/OXF9EA9d9Xk/s640/DrStrangelove044Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--C0e-hyANuA/Tr63WEVeECI/AAAAAAAAV4A/siacz12e3Ks/s640/DrStrangelove073Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9ml9mB4dU0M/Tr63RhKVROI/AAAAAAAAV34/MYS26EOJEFo/s640/DrStrangelove068Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CMk4U3hBM6w/Tr63H07SG9I/AAAAAAAAV3c/OLgKu-KxhgI/s640/DrStrangelove061Pyxurz.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PrHFjyIK1wA/Tr63evCRHlI/AAAAAAAAV4g/ddpjYR94vbs/s640/DrStrangelove081Pyxurz.jpg) MORE HERE ...  (http://pyxurz.blogspot.co.at/2011/11/dr-strangelove-page-1-of-4.html)
Screen capture © 1964 Columbia Pictures. Credit: © 1964 Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Pyxurz

pyxurz.blogspot.co.at (http://pyxurz.blogspot.co.at/2011/11/dr-strangelove-page-1-of-4.html)
Title: ARCHIVE
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 09:49:39 AM
(http://www.flightglobal.com/images/archive/logo_flight_global.gif) (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html)

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Flightglobal/Archive - Aviation History 1952:
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2li97no.jpg) (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1952/1952%20-%202188.html)
Title: BOMBER - Wolf Vostell
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 02:22:35 PM
The following artworks of the German artist Wolf Vostell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Vostell) might need a short introduction:

Wolf Vostell was a German painter and sculptor of the second half of the 20th century. Wolf Vostell is considered one of the early adopters of Video art, Environment, Installation, Happening and the Fluxus Movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxus). Techniques such as blurring and the Dé-collage are characteristic of his work, as is embedding objects in concrete.

wikipedia.org - Wolf Vostell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Vostell)


Fluxus is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s. [...]

Fluxus is similar in spirit to the earlier art movement of Dada, emphasizing the concept of anti-art and taking jabs at the seriousness of modern art. Fluxus artists used their minimal performances to highlight their perceived connections between everyday objects and art, similarly to Duchamp in pieces such as Fountain. [...]

The Fluxus artistic philosophy has been defined as a synthesis of four key factors that define the majority of Fluxus work:

wikipedia.org - Fluxus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxus)

So if you think these works aren't art and even you could do it, well, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! that was the intention of the artist. Weird, isn't it ... :D



Wolf Vostell (Germany, 1932 – 1998)

Flugzeug (Airplane), 1953

(http://i46.tinypic.com/kakcxc.jpg)


Kriegskreuzigung (War crucifiction), 1953

(http://i46.tinypic.com/s24ehz.jpg)


Sun in your head (Video), 1963

(http://www.argosarts.org/image_cache/Afa3cf7b7564749b38b334861fc0cb805/180e8ab3ccfe43489e05b57cf9618d0d/180e8ab3ccfe43489e05b57cf9618d0d_205_-1_EXImage_0_sun_in_your_007.jpg) (http://www.argosarts.org/image_cache/Afa3cf7b7564749b38b334861fc0cb805/1bed0fb24a424d0e9732c3038de7a5ee/1bed0fb24a424d0e9732c3038de7a5ee_205_-1_EXImage_0_sun_in_your_002.jpg) (http://www.argosarts.org/image_cache/Afa3cf7b7564749b38b334861fc0cb805/2fc2a0ae929045eb9f15c5b6ee563576/2fc2a0ae929045eb9f15c5b6ee563576_205_-1_EXImage_0_sun_in_your_005.jpg)
CLICK FOR VIDEO (http://youtu.be/z5krhw54oqs?t=4m20s)
Television decollage

Sun In Your Head was first screened on September 14, 1963 as part of a larger 'happening' by Wolf Vostell called "9 Decollagen," which took place in nine different locations in Wuppertal, Germany. The film is based on Vostell’s principle of ‘décollage,' but since no commercially available moving image technology provided the playback aspects of video at the time, Vostell had to film distorted images off a TV screen and later compose the temporal sequence. - JOÃO RIBAS
http://expandedcinema.blogspot.co.at/2006/12/wolf-vostell_29.html


The airport as concert hall (An action during the Dé-coll/age-Happening In Ulm and around and about Ulm), 7.11.1964

(http://www.potz.blitz.szpilman.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/wolf-vostell.jpg)
Photograph
http://www.potz.blitz.szpilman.de/archives/2582


Wolf Vostell realised more than fifty Happenings between 1954 and 1988 that turned spectators into participants. By moving out of the studio and onto the street, Vostell was taking what constituted a pioneering step for European action art, by incorporating his fellow citizens into the artistic process. [...]
For Wolf Vostell, Happenings were instruments to raise awareness of temporal phenomena. [...] The order of the day was to expand not only the concept of art, with its rigid and traditional forms, but also, and above all else, life itself: “Duchamp declared the object to be art, I have declared life itself to be art.”

http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/das-theater-ist-auf-der-strasse-wolf-vostells-happenings/


Starfighter, 1967

(http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/Images/moore6-12-2.jpg)
silkscreen and glitter, 21 x 33 in
http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/moore6-12-01.asp


[...] This is polit-Pop, like the print Starfighter (1967) from a smudged photo of a line of American-made German fighter planes streaked with glitter. This work paralleled and critiqued U.S. Pop art using the same pictorial strategies. [...] - ALAN MOORE


B-52 – statt Bomben (B-52 - instead of Bombs), 1968

(http://artnet.dortmund.de/servlet/picturepool/imageprovider?uid=98093)
Photo: Sascha Dressler
Collage, 89 x 124 cm


(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyf4sevCzq1ro4xjco1_500.jpg) (http://www.neuegalerie-archiv.at/05/support3/vostell01.jpg)
Collage, 89 x 124 cm

[...] Back then, as I looked at books of Vostell's dark prints with images of American B-52 bombers, published under the rubric "capitalist realism," I got an inkling of just how direly Europeans viewed my country's actions overseas. - ALAN MOORE, New York art historian and critic


Phantom, 1968

(http://i47.tinypic.com/312thnc.jpg)


Flower Power, 1968

http://www.galerie-baecker.de/images/flower_power.jpg (nudes)


Three Hairs and Shadow, 1968

(http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/Images/moore6-12-6.jpg)
silkscreen with red cotton wool, 24.5 x 33 in
http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/moore6-12-01.asp


a piece called Three Hairs and Shadow from 1968 that combines a picture of a helicopter and colored powder puffs and a pig-tail, this combination of hard image and soft form evoking the punishing adultness of war next to the boudoir self-absorption of the woman child - ALAN MOORE


Concept for documenta 6, 1977

(http://i47.tinypic.com/34ez2fs.jpg)


Engels-Sturz (Angel's Fall), 1992

(http://www.artists.de/pictures/user_images/full/207801_engels-sturz.jpg)


'Why the trial between Jesus and Pilate lasted only two minutes?', 1996

(http://search.it.online.fr/covers/wp-content/Wolf%20Vostell,%20Why%20the%20trial%20between%20Jesus%20and%20Pilate%20lasted%20only%20two%20minutes,%201996.jpg)

(http://viajaresmaravilloso.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/museo-wolf-vostell-09.jpg?w=1000&h=)

(http://viajaresmaravilloso.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/museo-wolf-vostell-07.jpg?w=1000&h=)

(http://viajaresmaravilloso.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/museo-wolf-vostell-08.jpg?w=1000&h=)

Sculpture at the Museo Wolf Vostell, Spain

http://viajaresmaravilloso.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/museo-wolf-vostell


Fluxus-Russian, 1995

(http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/Images/moore6-12-4.jpg)
photograph, wood, plastic and concrete on wood, 63 x 40 x 4 in
http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/moore/moore6-12-01.asp


Maquette for a sculpture consisting of a toy jet fighter, TV sets lining its wings and fuselage, stuck nose down in a grand piano (you need a Jane's guide to read Vostell's imagery). - ALAN MOORE

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2wp1g60.jpg)

www.museovostell.org (http://www.museovostell.org/)
Title: Online Exhibitions
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 05:44:51 PM
(http://www.warmuseum.ca/wp-content/themes/war-museum/images/war_logo.png)

Online Exhibitions (http://www.warmuseum.ca/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/)


From the Online Exhibition

ART AND WAR
Australia, Britain and Canada in the Second World War (http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/introduction_e.shtml)

Nations go to war, but it is their citizens who experience it. This experience, social and individual, needs to be both recorded and interpreted. Journalists, photographers, and filmmakers record, and to an extent interpret, historical events. But artists provide a powerful insight into these events through their particular way of seeing the world.

In art, the sensuous and the emotional aspects of the experience of war are most effectively realised. Photographs and film, stories and documents, can all tell us about the reality of war; great war art not only shows it to us, it does so with unmediated appeal and in ways that can move us profoundly. [...]



Paul Nash (1889-1946)
Battle of Britain, Oxford 1941

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/ld_1550_battle-britain_p-nash.jpg)
Oil on canvas 121.9 x 182.8 cm

The painting is an attempt to give the sense of an aerial battle in operation over a wide area and thus summarises England's great aerial victory over Germany. The scene includes certain elements constant during the Battle of Britain - the river winding from the town and across parched country, down to the sea; beyond, the shores of the Continent, above, the mounting cumulus concentrating at sunset after a hot brilliant day; across the spaces of sky, trails of airplanes, smoke tracks of dead or damaged machines falling, floating clouds, parachutes, balloons. Against the approaching twilight new formations of Luftwaffe, threatening.


Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)
HMS Ark Royal in action, painted on board HMS Highlander near Norway, 1940

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/ld_284_hms-ark-royal_e-ravilious.jpg)
Watercolour on paper 42.5 x 57.7 cm

Ravilious's description of HMS Ark Royal firing its guns is not just a wonderful piece of design that plays with the light and sound of fireworks; it also captures the frozen terror of the awesome firepower of the weaponry. This has a sublime beauty, not just because of the ship's frightening strength, but because the brightness of the explosion temporarily conceals the precarious position of the crew utterly dependent on the metal boat for their lives at sea.


Miller Brittain
Night Target, Germany, 1946

(http://postmediaottawacitizen.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/1258.web_night_target.jpg)
Oil and tempera on Masonite, 76.5 x 61 cm

A bomb aimer with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, Miller Brittain flew 34 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
"A German city under bombing often looked like a casket of jewels opening up."

Brittain wrote to his parents in 1944: "The night attacks although they are deadly are very beautiful from our point of view. The target is like an enormous lighted Christmas tree twenty miles away but straight beneath one looks like pictures I have seen of the mouth of hell." In a 1946 letter to his parents he assessed this painting critically: "My target picture looks like the real thing they say, but I don't like it yet as a picture. In fact at the moment, I feel like putting my foot though it."



Charles Comfort (1900-1994)

Night air raid, 1944

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/19710261-2238_night-air-raid_c-comfort.jpg)
Watercolour on paper 36.6 x 53.8 cm

On the back of the painting Comfort noted: "This raid occurred at 0345 hrs. 22 May 44. We were awakened by the intensely heavy ack ack fire to find the area lit by magnesium parachute flares, and crossed and arched by thousands of Oerlikon Tracer bullets. The bombing occurred forward of Div. H.Q., but we stayed respectfully in our slit trenches until it was over."


Wrecked Me210, 1944

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/19710261-2314_wreched-me210_c-comfort.jpg)
Oil on canvas 35.5 x 51.7 cm

Written on the back: "This enemy plane crashed at 0728 hrs today [15 April 1944]. This note is being made before an official sitrep is available. Equal claims are being made by 2 LAA, RCA, and an unknown South African Spitfire pilot. After inspecting the wreckage and hearing evidence, I must say, I credit the plane to the S.A. boy. The fumes from the fire smelled strongly of carbide and a whitish ash covered the wreckage. The fuselage rests, and points at an angle of 40°, down into the MORO valley. The most significant thing about this plane was that in the centre of the white cross, to the left of the letters RK there is written in pencil, smoked over, 'Allons enfants de la patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé'." Some historians contend that this aircraft is actually a Messerschmitt 410 twin-engined fighter bomber.


Eric Thake (1904-1982)
Wrecked Lodestar, 1945

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/art26790_wrecked-lodestar_e-thake.jpg)
Gouache, pencil on paper 50.4 x 39.2 cm

Thake was interested in the technology of war and its aftermath, particularly crashed and abandoned aircraft, bombed buildings and deserted camps. Surrealism was the means by which he could explore these themes in his art. A graphic artist by training, he was able to simplify the forms of the machines; his aircraft, as here for example, have turned into desiccated insects sitting derelict in the landscape, their interiors exposed to the elements.


Cedric Kennedy (1898-1968)
A camouflaged runway, c. 1944

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/ld_2758_camoflaged-runway_c-kennedy.jpg)
Oil on canvas 49.5 x 74.9 cm

Kennedy was best known as a landscape painter, but he was also a pilot, and this painting combines both passions as he explores the complex patterns of the camouflaged buildings and their relationship to the landscape. (The painting was a break from the despondent monochrome images Kennedy was making at the time.) The nation might be at war, but around the airfield, country life, with all the values so closely associated with British identity, continues.


Alan Sorrell (1904-1974)
Construction of a runway at an aerodrome, 1946

(http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/images/artworks/ld_5674_runway-contruction_a-sorell.jpg)
Oil on canvas 66 x 187.9 cm

The scale, shape and detail of the Sorrell's painting give some indication of the work required to construct the many runways required to defend Britain and to launch attacks on Germany. The runway dominates the landscape, slicing through and side-lining the old agricultural order. This is clearly the future, the run-down farmhouse part of the past.

MORE ... (http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/artwar/introduction_e.shtml)


www.warmuseum.ca (http://www.warmuseum.ca/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/)
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 05:46:34 PM
Eric Thake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Thake) (1904-1982)
was an Australian artist.

Liberator's Face, 1945

(https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART26970.JPG) (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART26970/)

Thake's view of a Consolidated B24 Liberator aircraft in Darwin, seeing the machine as some sort of crouching giant insect. Eric Thake was one of three artists appointed by the RAAF Historical Section in 1944 and 1945 to document the latter part of the war as it affected the RAAF.

airminded.org - A war artist in the family (http://airminded.org/2010/01/03/a-war-artist-in-the-family/)
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on November 04, 2012, 05:53:38 PM
Gerhard Richter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Richter)(born 1932)
is a German visual artist.

Bomber (Bombers), 1963

(https://i.postimg.cc/28qGcdyZ/2439.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Stukas, 1964

(https://i.postimg.cc/NFjJfWQJ/2444.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

www.gerhard-richter.com (http://www.gerhard-richter.com)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 07, 2012, 04:20:19 PM
Shepard Fairey

Peace Bomber, 2008

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FY2WZHr0dQs/SocKTQSEydI/AAAAAAAABnA/AaS9RmwG3kw/s1600/SF%2Bpeace_bomber,%2Bfrom%2BOG.jpg)

(http://www.printed-editions.com/upload/standard/Shepard_Fairey_Peace_Bomber_Red_200.jpg)

(http://www.printed-editions.com/upload/standard/Shepard_Fairey_Peace_Bomber_Black_and_Red_200.jpg)

(http://winterfrost.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Shepard-Fairey-Peace-Bomber-Print-Gold-Large.jpg)


Bomber

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2615477228_a8f88929af.jpg)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 07, 2012, 04:22:03 PM
Banksy
Untitled

(http://blog.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/wp-content/banksy.jpg)
Title: BOMBER
Post by: purgatorio on November 07, 2012, 04:23:21 PM
Alex Gross
Shokei

(http://blog.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/wp-content/alex-gross-shokei.jpg)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 07, 2012, 04:48:13 PM
A-20J attack bombers at Douglas Aircraft's in Long Beach, California, in October of 1942.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_13/w18_21001061.jpg)
AP Photo/Office of War Information

a pity I couldn't find the rest og the series in the same quality  :(

(http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsa/8b05000/8b05600/8b05618v.jpg)


Alfred Palmer
B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City, October 1942

(http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/1a35291u_0.jpg)
4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 08:22:37 AM
E.V. Day (born 1967, NY)
Stealth, 2003

Black Hole and Stealth
(http://evdaystudio.com/files/gimgs/145_web6stealth-bh.jpg)

(http://evdaystudio.com/files/gimgs/145_web16stealth2.jpg)

(http://evdaystudio.com/files/gimgs/145_web15stealth1-tif.jpg)

(http://evdaystudio.com/files/gimgs/145_web17stealth4.jpg)

Black Hole and Stealth
(http://evdaystudio.com/files/gimgs/145_web5bh-stealthpan.jpg)

Green and clear monofilament and fishing tackle under blacklight
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x Variable
http://evdaystudio.com/index.php?/projects/intergalactic/2/
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 08:36:34 AM
Mark Hayward

Stealth 2010

(http://www.markhaywardart.com/uploads/7/8/5/6/7856446/8884563.jpg?675)
screenprint, GF Smith 270gsm Colorplan paper, 60 x 80 cm


Air-raid, 2009
CLICK FOR VIDEO (http://youtu.be/eofzmcrOCOE)
looped animation

www.markhaywardart.com (http://www.markhaywardart.com)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 08:54:09 AM
Erika Wanenmacher
My Trick Ride, 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/MyTrickRide.gif) (http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/MyTrickRideopen.gif) (http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/lookstealth.gif)
fabricated steel, automotive paint, vinyl upholstery & mp3 audio system 93 x 64 x 20 inches


Stealth to Steal You Home, 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/StealthHome.gif)
plywood, paint & light-emitting diodes 62 x 42 x 10 inches


Stealth Mask to Steal Back Holidays for the Pagans, 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/StealthMaskHoliday.gif)
holiday popcorn and cookie tines, fabric & embroidery 31 x 22 x 5 inches


Stealth Mask to Steal Back Childhood, 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/ChildhoodStealth.gif)
vintage TV trays, pop rivets, fabric, embroidery, 31"x 22"x5"


Grandmother's Stealth Mask to Steal Away War (Sequester), 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/StealthMaskGrandmother.gif)
vintage hand-tatted tablecloth, lab surplus aluminium, safety glass, 34"x24"x9"


Stealth Mask to Steal "Wood" Back for the Forests, 2007

(http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/StealthMaskforests.gif) (http://www.erikawanenmacher.com/bmocaweb/StealthMaskforestsback.gif)
vintage litho tin blanket box, fabric, embroidery, 31"x22"x5"

www.erikawanenmacher.com (http://www.erikawanenmacher.com)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 09:04:49 AM
Glen Smith
Stealth (There is a difference between child’s play and playing childishly), 2011

(http://artingeelong.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/glen_smith_stealth.jpg)

nofrillsart.net (http://nofrillsart.net)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 09:25:48 AM
TODD JAMES

Mini Stealth, 2011

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/TJ_GL1882_mini_stealth_01_HR2.jpg)
Gouache & graphite on paper, 15 x 11 1/2 inches


Mad Bombers, 2011

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/TJ_GL1872_mad_bombers_01_HR2.jpg)
Gouache & graphite on paper, 15 x 11 inches


Drooping Bombs, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/TJ_GL1505_Dropping_Bombs_01_HR2.jpg)
Marker on paper, 53 x 34 inches


FB -n- S, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/4fbeb1be.jpg)
Gouache & graphite on paper, 27 1/4 x 45 inches (irregular)


Sinking Feeling, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/1209ffc0.jpg)
Gouache & graphite on paper, 49 x 26 inches

ILWS, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_geringlopez_com/TJ_GL1275_ilws_01_HR2.jpg)
Gouache & graphite on paper, 47 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches

www.geringlopez.com/artists/todd-james (http://www.geringlopez.com/artists/todd-james)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 09:45:48 AM
David Tajchman (Architect)
stealth - new maribor museum, architecture competition, 2010

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor01.jpg) (http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor02.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor03.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor04.jpg) (http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor06.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor08.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor09.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor10.jpg) (http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor11.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor18.jpg) (http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor19.jpg)

(http://www.davidtajchman.com/files/gimgs/82_davidtajchmanmaribor22.jpg)

Maribor, Slovenia, Area: 15000 m2, Client: UGM, Intern: Luke Izri
Results: 4th prize – honorable mention


http://www.davidtajchman.com/index.php?/projects/stealth-museum/
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 09:48:31 AM
An Te Liu
Stealth Mobile, 2004

(http://ewakened.s3.amazonaws.com/ante/images/archive/img-archive-16.png)
inkjet print, metal, string

www.anteliu.com (http://www.anteliu.com)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
James Irwin
Hopeless Communication: Hopeless Diamond, 2011

(http://www.spaceinbetween.co.uk/userfiles/image/Hopeless%20Communication/Stealth_2.jpg)
CNC cut MDF, Wi-Fi blocking paint

James Irwin's practice addresses the idea that objects can be carriers or containers for ideas - acting as vehicles for reintroducing a sense of real space in an age of remote real-time communication and mobile technologies.
Hopeless Communication stems from James Irwin’s interest in surveillance and the technologies that either enable or restrict it. The idea that people are somehow controlled by an invisible and ubiquitous wireless network is central to the work presented.


http://www.spaceinbetween.co.uk/artist.asp?index=5
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 10:00:33 AM
David Hsu
Desk 117, 2012

(http://www.davidhsudesign.com/desk117/imgs/desk117p-3.jpg)

(http://www.davidhsudesign.com/desk117/imgs/desk117p-5.jpg)

Steel, Aluminum, Wood, 58" L x 36" D x 38" H

http://www.davidhsudesign.com (http://www.davidhsudesign.com)
Title: Bomber
Post by: purgatorio on November 12, 2012, 10:11:06 AM
Brett Graham (New Zealand)

Foreshore Defender 1, 2004

(http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Foreshore-Defender.1.2004-526x350.jpg) (http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/foreshoredefender01.jpg)


Te Hokioi, 2008

(http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/DSC_0148-522x350.jpg) (http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Brett-Graham-2008_12_13-9vf-526x350.jpg)
Carved wood, 800 x 2900 x 4400mm

(http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/unknown-1-262x350.jpg)
980 x 690 mm, Screenprint on paper

(A mythological bird that has it’s origins in the giant New Zealand eagle—also the name of the Waikato newspaper that disseminated information to the followers of the Maori King movement before the English invaded the Waikato in 1863) The carving is representing the river (Awa) and its associated power and the spiral pattern is the traditional Rauru.


Foreshore Defender, 2008

(http://tworooms.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Brett-Graham-2008_12_13-2-232x350.jpg)
980 x 690 mm, Screenprint on paper

http://tworooms.co.nz/artists/brett-graham/
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on November 12, 2012, 11:55:13 AM
Very nice art, thank you oce again!

I have found a nice link to a website with car art, but they also have some
very nice and rare aviation art too. Click on the price range on the left side of
the webpage to go to that collection... http://www.arteauto.com/search.aspx?low=500.00&high=1000.00
Title: Korea
Post by: purgatorio on December 05, 2012, 05:18:43 PM
KOREA

Glen Hart
Das Vadanya Baby, 2007

(http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=26169&size=874x437&image=yes)
Acrylic

Appropriately including the phrase "Das Vadanya," Russian for "goodbye," in its title, this work by Mr. Glen Hart depicts an F9F-5 Panther of Fighter Squadron (VF) 781 off the carrier Oriskany (CVA 34) engaging a Soviet MiG-15 on 18 November 1952. During the air battle in the Western Pacific, Navy Panthers splashed two MiG-15s. This work received a Merit Award in the 2007-2008 Naval Aviation Art Contest.
Comment: Russian phrase poorly tyranslitgerated. Should be more like Do Svidanya... Until We Meet Again. oe


www.navalaviationmuseum.org (http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/pages/doncoms/Display.php?irn=17388&QueryPage=%2Femuwebdoncoms%2Fpages%2Fcollections%2FQuery.php)
Title: Korea
Post by: purgatorio on December 06, 2012, 08:33:56 AM
William Blasingame
Aim High: be a Naval Aviator, 1953

(http://i50.tinypic.com/ht91zk.jpg)

Korean War-era recruiting poster featuring artwork painted by artist William Blasingame. Issued in 1953, the last year of the war, and titled “Aim High: be a Naval Aviator,” the poster features the image of a jet pilot climbing into the cockpit of an F9F Panther and peering skyward.

collections.naval.aviation.museum
Title: Korea
Post by: purgatorio on December 08, 2012, 07:40:49 AM
Herbert C. Hahn

Herbert C. Hahn was a Navy Reservist, a photographer, called to active duty when the Korean War broke out. He was assigned to U.S.S. Boxer and during his spare time aboard ship began making drawings of the ship's activities. His work attracted the notice of senior officers until they reached the Secretary of the Navy, Francis P. Matthews. On his request, Hahn was reassigned to the Public Information Office, Tokyo, as a combat artist. He spent the rest of the war following and recording the action of troops in and offshore Korea, particularly the armistice talks.

Course Zero Nine Five, 1950s

(http://www.requestaprint.net/navy/gallery/Hahn_88-191-BX.JPG)
Pencil Drawing


High and Dry, 1950s

(http://www.requestaprint.net/navy/gallery/Hahn_88-191-T.JPG)
Pencil Drawing


Typhoon, USS Boxer, 1950s

(http://www.requestaprint.net/navy/gallery/Hahn_88-191-BS.JPG)
Pencil Drawing


Windmills, 1950s

(http://www.requestaprint.net/navy/gallery/Hahn_88-191-AK.JPG)
Pencil Drawing

http://history.navy.mil/our-collections/art.html
Title: Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky
Post by: purgatorio on January 16, 2013, 04:53:33 PM
Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky

Vasily Kuptsov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Kuptsov)
Maxim Gorky ANT-20, 1934

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Vasily_kuptsov%2C_Maxim_Gorky_ANT-20%2C_1934.JPG)
Oil on canvas


The largest plane in the world ...

... when it debuted over Red Square in Moscow on June 19, 1934, the Maxim Gorky was one of the greatest showpieces of Stalinist aviation.

Andrei Tupolev was selected to head the construction project which brought together more than 800 technicians representing dozens of aviation workshops and bureaus from across the USSR. Work on the plane progressed from late 1933 through the spring of 1934. When completed, the Maxim Gorky measured 112-ft long and possessed a wingspan of just over 206 ft. [11 ft greater than the earliest Boeing 747s] In its initial configuration, the ANT-20 was equipped with eight engines, three on each wing with two mounted in tandem above. (Later, the tandem engines were removed when found to be unnecessary).

Like the airplane from which its design was derived, the Soviet TB-4, the ANT-20 was ostensibly to function as a heavy bomber. The plane did set a number of world records for lift capacity, but its was ponderously slow. Its maximum speed of 138 mph would have made it easy prey for contemporary fighter aircraft. In reality, the Maxim Gorky prototype was intended to be a propaganda platform. It was routinely dispatched to the Soviet hinterlands to generate support for the Communist Party’s policies. To fulfill this task, the Maxim was equipped with a powerful radio transmitter (known as the “Voice of the Sky”), a printing press, a photographic laboratory, and a projector to screen films for isolated rural audiences. Rows of lights located underneath the wings enabled the crew to display electronic text messages to spectators on the ground.


http://dictatorshipoftheair.com/2007/01/04/the-ant-20-maxim-gorky-in-flight/


(http://i48.tinypic.com/zxp2fs.jpg) CLICK FOR LINK (http://books.google.com/books?id=IikDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA43&dq=Popular+Science+1932+plane&hl=en&ei=TYpLTZ3EM8L38Abb2pmzDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAjge#v=onepage&q&f=true)

"News Paper Printed On Plane In Flight" Popular Science Monthly, March 1935


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/ANT-20_Maxim_Gorky.jpg/1024px-ANT-20_Maxim_Gorky.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2s0b5es.jpg)


Maxim Gorky crash

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/ANT-20.jpg)

On May 18, 1935, the Maxim Gorky (pilots – I. V. Mikheyev and I. S. Zhurov) and three more planes (Tupolev ANT-14, R-5 and I-5) took off for a demonstration flight over Moscow. The main purpose of the other three planes flying so close was to make evident the difference in size. As a result of a poorly executed loop maneuver (a third such stunt on this flight) around the plane performed by an accompanying I-5 fighter (pilot – Nikolai Blagin), both planes collided and the Maxim Gorky crashed into a low-rise residential neighborhood west of present-day Sokol metro station.

Forty-five people were killed in the crash, including crew members and 33 family members of some of those who had built the aircraft. (While authorities announced that the fatal maneuver was impromptu and reckless, it has been recently suggested[by whom?] that it might have been a planned part of the show.) Also killed was the fighter pilot, Blagin, who was made a scapegoat in the crash and subsequently had his name used eponymously (Blaginism) to mean, roughly, a "cocky disregard of authority." However, Blagin was given a state funeral at Novodevichy Cemetery together with ANT-20 victims.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-20


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/Levitana_str._6_after_plain_crash.jpg/640px-Levitana_str._6_after_plain_crash.jpg)

Levitana street 4 in Moscow (Sokol Settlement) damaged after ANT-20 "Maxim Gorky" crash. 18 May 1935


Maxim Gorky Memorial

(http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2001/222/tupolevant2ma.jpg)
Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19219




If you are interested in Russian aviation, this book might be interesting:

(http://dictatorshipoftheair.com/wp-content/themes/dictatorshipoftheair/images/book.jpg)

Focusing on one of the last untold chapters in the history of human flight, Dictatorship of the Air is the first book to explain the real story behind twentieth-century Russia’s quest for aviation prominence. From the 1909 arrival of machine-powered flight in the “land of the tsars” to Stalin’s victory over Hitler in 1945, Dictatorship of the Air describes why the airplane became the most important symbol of industrial progress and international power for generations of Russian statesmen and citizens. The book reveals how, behind a façade of daredevil pilots, record setting flights, and gargantuan airplanes, Russia's longstanding legacies of industrial backwardness, cultural xenophobia, and state-directed modernization prolonged its dependence upon Western technology and, ultimately, ensured the USSR’s collapse.

dictatorshipoftheair.com (http://dictatorshipoftheair.com/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on January 17, 2013, 01:41:49 PM
Marcus Bunyan

http://www.marcusbunyan.com/ (http://www.marcusbunyan.com/)

(http://www.marcusbunyan.com/assets/images/vertical/F4U-corsair.jpg)

(http://www.marcusbunyan.com/assets/images/vertical/stirling.jpg)

(http://www.marcusbunyan.com/assets/images/mia-dark-web/Bell-P-63A-Kingcobra-1943.jpg)

(http://www.marcusbunyan.com/assets/images/grace/grace-pb-large.jpg)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on January 18, 2013, 04:08:09 AM
Marcus Bunyan
http://www.marcusbunyan.com/ (http://www.marcusbunyan.com/)
Thanks, Uufflakke :)


Martin Honert
Ein Szenisches Modell des Fliegenden Klassenzimmers (A Model Scenario of the Flying Classroom), 1995

(http://i45.tinypic.com/14e86bm.jpg)
Acrylic on wood, polystyrene and epoxy resin. Twelve elements: 157 1/2 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/2 inches; 400 x 600 x 400 cm (overall). © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012.
Foto: David von Becker, Courtesy Johnen Galerie, Berlin und Matthew Marks Gallery, New York


A Model Scenario of the Flying Classroom (...) made for the German Pavilion at the 1995 Venice Biennale borrows its subject and title from a children’s book by Erich Kästner entitled The Flying Classroom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Classroom). It telescopes the entire plot of one scene from the novel in which Kästner describes a rehearsal for a play that the characters put together. Despite the description’s length and detail, the reader learns little about the play’s content or actual performance. Honert’s art again finds itself trying to represent what is specific—the detailed description of the play’s rehearsal—but nonetheless vague—the little information gained about the play’s particulars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Honert


Childhood memories are central to Martin Honert's artworks which will be presented by the Nationalgalerie in a comprehensive solo exhibition in the main hall of Hamburger Bahnhof. Derived from images that have been preserved in his memory as well as family photographs and drawings he made as a child, the artist recreates moments from his own past and transforms them into three-dimensional objects.

www.martinhonertinberlin.org - Exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (http://www.martinhonertinberlin.org/index.php?id=1322&L=1)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 11, 2013, 03:23:58 PM
Charlotte Austen, Jack Munro
Help For Heroes Spitfire, 2013

(http://payload139.cargocollective.com/1/8/282274/5085231/EggsForSoldiersSpitfire_06_905.jpg)
6500 egg boxes. 12 x 13m.

Eggs For Soldiers is a long standing fund raising initiative for the charity Help For Heroes. For the feature piece of this years March Fourth event, Micromega and Charlotte Austen created a full scale sculpture of a Mark I Spitfire covered with Eggs For Soldiers egg boxes, which was exhibited at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

CLICK FOR VIDEO (http://youtu.be/k-X3M1VL6B8)

(http://payload139.cargocollective.com/1/8/282274/5085231/EggsForSoldiersSpitfire_10_905.jpg)

(http://payload139.cargocollective.com/1/8/282274/5085231/Spitfire011_905.jpg)

www.charlotteausten.com (http://www.charlotteausten.com/)
www.jsmunro.co.uk (http://www.jsmunro.co.uk)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: BravoFxTrt on March 11, 2013, 03:41:46 PM
Very Cool.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on March 11, 2013, 08:54:32 PM


A spitfire made out of egg-boxes, now that is very original.
I like the little wheels on it.  ;D
Thank you for the Art Show Purgatorio. Excellent !

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 14, 2013, 12:54:40 AM
I've just spent a very enjoyable evening viewing pergatorio's Art of Flight area of SAS.......Art & Avionics are two subjects very dear to me !
Re: Fluxus and German Neo DADA............I'm not sure if all members are aware of Joseph Beuys experience of the Ju87....

WW II (1941-1945)
In 1941, Beuys volunteered for the Luftwaffe.[7] He began his military training as an aircraft radio operator in 1941, under the tutelage of Heinz Sielmann in Posen (now Pozna?) and they both attended lectures in Biology and Zoology at the University of Posen, at that time a Germanized University. It is also during this time that he began to seriously consider a career as an artist[citation needed].

In 1942, Beuys was stationed in the Crimea and was a member of various combat bomber units. From 1943 on he was deployed as rear-gunner in the Ju 87 "Stuka" dive-bomber, initially stationed in Königgrätz, later in the eastern Adriatic region. Drawings and sketches from that time have been preserved and already show his characteristic style.[3] On 16 March 1944, Beuys’s plane was shot down on the Crimean Front and crashed close to Znamianka, (then "Freiberg"). Beuys’s subsequent recount (1979) of the event became one of the most controversial aspects of his artistic persona. He claimed to have been rescued from the crash by nomadic Tatar tribesmen, who had wrapped his broken body in animal fat and felt and nursed him back to health:

“Had it not been for the Tartars I would not be alive today. They were the nomads of the Crimea, in what was then no man’s land between the Russian and German fronts, and favoured neither side. I had already struck up a good relationship with them, and often wandered off to sit with them. ‘Du nix njemcky’ they would say, ‘du Tartar,’ and try to persuade me to join their clan. Their nomadic ways attracted me of course, although by that time their movements had been restricted. Yet, it was they who discovered me in the snow after the crash, when the German search parties had given up. I was still unconscious then and only came round completely after twelve days or so, and by then I was back in a German field hospital. So the memories I have of that time are images that penetrated my consciousness. The last thing I remember was that it was too late to jump, too late for the parachutes to open. That must have been a couple of seconds before hitting the ground. Luckily I was not strapped in – I always preferred free movement to safety belts… My friend was strapped in and he was atomized on impact – there was almost nothing to be found of him afterwards. But I must have shot through the windscreen as it flew back at the same speed as the plane hit the ground and that saved me, though I had bad skull and jaw injuries. Then the tail flipped over and I was completely buried in the snow. That’s how the Tartars found me days later. I remember voices saying ‘Voda’ (Water), then the felt of their tents, and the dense pungent smell of cheese, fat and milk. They covered my body in fat to help it regenerate warmth, and wrapped it in felt as an insulator to keep warmth in.” [8]
While apparent eyewitnesses acknowledge that the pilot died shortly after the crash, they note that Beuys was conscious, recovered by a German search commando, and there were no Tatars in the village at that time.[9] Beuys was brought to a military hospital where he stayed for three weeks from March 17 to April 7.[10] It is not inconsistent with Beuys' work that his biography would have been subject to his own reinterpretation;[11] this particular story has served as a powerful myth of origins for Beuys’s artistic identity, as well as providing an initial interpretive key to his use of unconventional materials, amongst which felt and fat were central.

Despite prior injuries, he was deployed to the Western Front in August 1944, into a poorly equipped and trained paratrooper unit.[3] He received the German Wound Badge in gold for being wounded in action more than five times. On the day after the German unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945, Beuys was taken prisoner in Cuxhaven and brought to a British internment camp from which he was released August 5 of that year. He returned to his parents who had moved to a suburb of Kleve.  (Wikipedia)

FELT AND FAT FOREVER !

Thanks once again for a exellent website

Alfie

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 14, 2013, 03:38:24 AM
J. Beuys as "Stuka Flieger"

(http://s7.postimg.cc/khrtqlexn/beuys_1941.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

and a pic from exhibition "5 years, 1979 - 1984" by Robert Adrian
at Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz 1984
http://alien.mur.at/rax/GRAZ84/SOURCE/room4c.html (http://alien.mur.at/rax/GRAZ84/SOURCE/room4c.html)

named "Joseph Beuys crashes his Stuka, Russia 1943"

(http://s7.postimg.cc/dda0hk7ob/Beuys_stuka2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 14, 2013, 04:49:13 AM
first pic_ J. Beuys as "Stuka Flieger"

and a pic from exhibition "5 years, 1979 - 1984" by Robert Adrian
at Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz 1984
http://alien.mur.at/rax/GRAZ84/SOURCE/room4c.html (http://alien.mur.at/rax/GRAZ84/SOURCE/room4c.html)

named "Joseph Beuys crashes his Stuka, Russia 1943"

Interesting addition. Thanks, Gerax!

"In 1940, the story goes, 19-year-old Joseph Beuys volunteered for the Luftwaffe. Three years later, while on a mission, his plane crashed on the Crimean Front, instantly killing the pilot. Beuys survived. According to Beuys, he only survived because some Tartars found him unconscious in the snow and took him back to their tents to care for him. They covered his body in fat and wrapped him in felt to keep him warm. As he regained consciousness the pungent smell of the fat and the felt appeared to awaken his inner artist. That's how he told it anyway. The truth was probably a little more prosaic; he was rescued by a German commando and taken to military hospital where there was no fat, no felt and in all likelihood, no Tartars.

It doesn't matter whether the story is true or not, it was important to Beuys. It inspired him to create several remarkable works of art such as The Pack (1969), which consists of a Volkswagen bus with 20 wooden sleds, each with a rolled-up felt, leather belt, fat, rope and flashlight. The Story, as it came to be known, wasn't just an inspiration for much of his work, but a statement of his optimistic belief in humanity's ability to survive if only we cared for one another."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/mar/05/joseph-beuys-homogeneous-infiltration

The Pack, 1969

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2009/3/5/1236253197201/Joseph-Beuyss-The-Pack-19-002.jpg)
Photograph: Dan Chung

CLICK for more on Beuys during WW II (Wikipedia) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beuys#WW_II_.281941-1945.29)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 25, 2013, 01:43:55 AM
Gravitas - An Art Installation in Landscape

(http://s29.postimg.cc/mbmiz9wjr/Gravitas_Art_installation_small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

read more here:
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/gravitas.html (http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/gravitas.html)

Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 27, 2013, 12:19:02 PM
Thanks again for your input, Gerax! More from the same artist:

Keith B. Harder

Children of Icarus (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Children%20of%20Icarus.htm)

The use of imagery involving sky and flight goes back decades in this lifetime of work.
It has employed different subjects and has taken up many forms of expression, from painting to land art.

This protracted artistic investigation is called "The Children of Icarus"         

On Site Review (http://www.onsitereview.ca/warmemorialexhib) web exhibition of  memorial art and architecture, Wed. Dec 16, 2009
Article (http://www.folio.ualberta.ca/pdfs/96146.pdf) in University of Aberta Folio, Dec. 11, 2009 pg. 9

Paintings (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/CI%20Paintings/index.htm) (early and late):


 Children of Icarus: Time Fault October: Morning, 1981

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/CI%20Paintings/images/03%20Time%20Fault%20October%20Morning.jpg)
 Oil on Canvas, 48" x 32"

 Children of Icarus: February Flight, 1981

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/CI%20Paintings/images/04%20February%20Flight.jpg)
 Oil on Canvas, 30" x 46"


Dry Bones (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dry%20Bones/index.htm) a collection of drawings:

 Children of Icarus:  Dry Bones, 2007

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dry%20Bones/images/02%20Dry%20Bones%20II.jpg)

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dry%20Bones/images/03%20Dry%20Bones%20III.jpg)

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dry%20Bones/images/09%20Dry%20Bones%20%20IX.jpg) (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dry%20Bones/images/10%20Dry%20Bones%20%20X.jpg)

 Charcoal, Graphite, Ink on Paper, ~21" x 29", ~10" x 13.5"


Dereliction of Memory (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Dereliction%20of%20Memory/index.htm) a collection of digital prints.


Aftermath (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Aftermath/index.htm) two sculptures.


Gravitas (in progress) (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Gravitas%20in%20Progress/index.htm) the making of a land art installation:


 Children of Icarus: Gravitas, 2010
 
Gravitas - An Art Installation in Landscape

read more here:
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/gravitas.html (http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/gravitas.html)

 (http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/photos/p_gravitas2.jpg)
 Landscape Installation for the Bomber Command MuseumPermanent exhibition, Cayley, AB

 Anson twin-engine airplanes were used to train pilots in the Commonwealth Air Training Program of WWII.  After the war, many of these planes were sold as scrap or parts to local farmers.  Bob Evans of the Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum has collected twelve skeletons of these abandoned planes for an Anson reconstruction project.  The remains have been assembled by Keith Harder in a land art installation, Gravitas, located along the 2A highway 3km north of Cayley, Alberta. It is on private land and is not open to the public although it is visible from the air.

 These artifacts are some of the only palpable remainders of a galvanising moment in the history of western Canada; a time that was fraught with desperation and hope as well as romance and grievous tragedy. This moment produced stories which condense much of the mystery that comprises the human condition. Those stories accrete to these artifacts in complex, if partial, ways.

 For the photographic narrative of the making of this work, click here (http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/~hardk/Gravitas%20in%20Progress/index.htm).
 http://www.onsitereview.ca/warmemorialexhib



Most recent work: a painting Resolve (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/CI%20Paintings/pages/20%20Resolve.htm):

 Children of Icarus: Resolve, 2011

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/CI%20Paintings/images/20%20Resolve%20.jpg)
 oil on canvas, 66" x 48"
           

a sculpture Aftermath III (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Aftermath/pages/Lift.htm):

 Children of Icarus: Aftermath III, 2011

 (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Aftermath/images/Lift%20a%20.jpg) (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/Aftermath/images/Lift%20b%20.jpg)
 Steel


www.augustana.ca/~hardk (http://www.augustana.ca/~hardk/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on April 07, 2013, 01:47:51 PM
I took the picture below of 'Mig like Phantom' today at an exhibition. the print caught my eye as it was inspired by the GELI paper models that were quite popular 30 years ago. Here are pictures of original MiG-19 and F-4 paper plane sets:

(http://i49.tinypic.com/v5vgv8.jpg) (http://i48.tinypic.com/2els13l.jpg)



Michael Schuster

Mig like Phantom, 1985

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2m65qox.jpg)
Cibachrome
sorry for the bad photo, my phone has a crap camera :)



Mig as Phantom, 1989

(http://www.artelier-collection.at/pricelist/full/905.jpg)
Model airplane, silk-screen print on aluminium, 500 x 330 x 160 cm
Edition of 3, numbered and signed certificate
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on April 07, 2013, 03:59:42 PM


That "Children of Icarus: Gravitas" 2010, landscape art thing looks very interesting.

But the Spitfire made of egg cartons is still the winner  8)
Love the little wheels on that one!
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Wildchild on April 07, 2013, 08:50:24 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7367553632_ecb5f93445_z.jpg)

(http://static.environmentalgraffiti.com/sites/default/files/images/http-inlinethumb41.webshots.com-43240-2728500400105101600S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://static.environmentalgraffiti.com/sites/default/files/images/http-inlinethumb37.webshots.com-44068-2724398890105101600S600x600Q85.jpg)

Grumman S-2 Trackers that were located in St. Augustine Florida until May 2012 when they were all scrapped.
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on April 10, 2013, 09:42:04 AM
...
Grumman S-2 Trackers that were located in St. Augustine Florida until May 2012 when they were all scrapped.

Thank you for your inspiration, Wildchild!


Troy Paiva, A.K.A. Lost America

RAF Boneyard, 2009

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2433/3675999640_12b59e8101_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2vmg2kj.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/25sr3bs.jpg) (http://i46.tinypic.com/5vt8bc.jpg)

CLICK for whole set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostamerica/sets/72157620638120250/)

Long Marston Airfield, near Stratford Upon Avon. Cold, wet and rainy.


The Secret Boneyard, 2008

(http://i45.tinypic.com/14mxfmb.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/igb1hx.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2dhelgk.jpg)

CLICK for whole set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostamerica/sets/72157626277222655/)

Somewhere in the American desert, far off the beaten track, this amazing private collection of vintage aircraft hides from the public eye.

The yard contains B-25s, B-29s, F-86s, Lockheed Lodestars, and a whole host of other old and rare aircraft, most of them in pieces, awaiting eventual reassembly.

I snuck into this place on a sweltering night in 2008 and got caught, red-handed a couple hours later, when the gun and big dog loving caretaker came home. He was seriously pissed at me for ignoring all the "No Trespassing" signs and threw me out, but not before telling me the owner would sue me if I ever went public with the images. After almost 3 years of sitting on the work, I inadvertently found out who the owner was (while researching another site) and contacted him with the images I shot in 2008. Now a fan of my work, he's given me access and has let me show the old and new work, with the provision that I not release his name or the location of this truly amazing place, hereafter known as "The Secret Boneyard." He's concerned about thieves and vandals and doesn't want to be pestered with tourists. He's being very smart when he says he wants as few people as possible to know where it is. [...]

I was shooting in a wind storm on my last night here when my gear took a short flight. The tripod mount was ripped out of the camera and the lower part of the body was sprung. I was still able to shoot with it that night though, gaffers taped to the tripod (you woulda loved it, it was the most ghetto kludge you've ever seen!) I did 16 set ups that night and only lost one to camera movement FTW. My repair guy declared the damage fatal, considering what 20D's sell for these days, so I need to buy a new camera before the next moon that takes my lenses. There's a 60D in my future . . .



Aviation Warehouse, 2007-2009

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2zret7s.jpg) (http://i49.tinypic.com/jtp9n7.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/hthfd2.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/b5pbgp.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/4fwyom.jpg)

CLICK for whole set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostamerica/sets/72157594233060737/)

An airplane boneyard at El Mirage Dry Lake in California's Mojave Desert. Aviation Warehouse services the film industry with aeronautical props as well as operating as a scrap and salvage operation.

The color night images were shot during the August, September 2006, October 2007 and November 2009 fool moons.

The black and whites are daytime shots desaturated in Photoshop.

Some digital HDR-style multi-exposure compositing, but I try to keep it natural and subtle.

All colored light work was done in camera, during the exposure. These are not Photoshop creations.



lostamerica.com (http://lostamerica.com/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: Wildchild on April 12, 2013, 11:11:08 PM
My God I would give my right nut to live in those places for a year. Lol
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on May 31, 2013, 01:25:39 AM
José Ocaña

Cock Pit Lateral

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/jose_ocana/cock_pit_lateral-2_600w.jpg)


CRJ

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/jose_ocana/crj_200-3_600w.jpg)


Genova Runway 28 Clear To Land

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/jose_ocana/genova_runway_28_clear_to_land_700w.jpg)

and more ... (http://www.theartofaircraft.com/jose_ocana.html)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on May 31, 2013, 01:34:19 AM
Martin-Young

Instruments II - "Flying by the Numbers"

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/aircraft_02_700h.jpg)


Boeing 307 Stratoliner - "Pressurization is a Beautiful Thing"

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/aircraft_06_700s.jpg)


Gable at the Waist - B17 - "Unlike Today; the famed of Hollywood helped win WWII (Clark Gable pictured)"

(http://www.theartofaircraft.com/images/gallery/aircraft_16_700w.jpg)


and more ... (http://www.theartofaircraft.com/martin_young_gallery.html)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on June 01, 2013, 10:07:51 AM
Air plane crash TU-154 Smolensk Catastrophe oil paintings by Marta Sytniewski:
http://significantart.com/blog/?p=381 (http://significantart.com/blog/?p=381)

(http://s14.postimg.cc/3lyfx8er5/Polish_Air_Force_Tu_154_Crash.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The Art of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 01, 2013, 04:16:19 PM
Thank you, Gerax!  :)

Marta Sytniewski
Psychosocial Effects of the Smolensk Catastrophe

CLICK for entire painting (semi-nudes) (http://significantart.com/psychosocialeffectsofthesmolenskcatastropheoiloncanvas36x144inches1.jpg)
Oil, acrylic and wax on five canvases, 36" x 144"

PAINTING DESCRIPTION: Psycho-social Effects of the Smolensk Catastrophe" exposes psychological, emotive and social responses of the Polish public toward the Presidential Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia. The painting is composes of five 24” x 36” canvases that function independently as well as a unified whole. In its joined composition, the work presents four airplanes in the background in reference to inaccurate news reports that followed the tragedy. more... (http://www.etsy.com/listing/101691322/psychosocial-effects-of-the-smolensk)

significantart.wix.com/marta-sytniewski (http://significantart.wix.com/marta-sytniewski)



Gustav Klucis
Young People – To The Aeroplanes, 1934

(http://images.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/grid-normal-8-cols/public/images/young-people-to-the-aeropla_1.jpg)
Poster
http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/short-life-equal-woman


A Latvian subject of the Russian empire, Gustav Klutsis came to Russia proper during the 1917 Revolution as part of a volunteer machine-gunner unit that helped to topple the czar and safeguard the new Soviet leaders, including Vladimir Lenin. Klutsis had studied painting at home and continued in art schools during and after his military service, ending up at the radically progressive Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops (VKhUTEMAS)—the cradle of Constructivism. [...]

Klutsis brought photomontage to its peak of expression in posters from 1930 and after that blended workers’ bodies (in some cases his own) and their machines with the heads of leaders of the Soviet state to forge a collective juggernaut for modernization. These posters, printed in the tens of thousands, helped transform the Soviet visual landscape in the early Stalinist era. Nevertheless, Klutsis was killed along with scores of other Latvians on Stalin’s orders during purges later in the decade. http://www.webcitation.org/6GPb9zLfZ
Title: POP
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 09:46:03 AM
POP

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In Pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it.

Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. And due to its utilization of found objects and images it is similar to Dada. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.

Much of pop art is considered incongruent, as the conceptual practices that are often used make it difficult for some to readily comprehend. Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of Post-modern Art themselves. - Pop art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

I was a Rich Man's Plaything, 1947

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/I_was_a_Rich_Man%27s_Plaything_1947.jpg)
Printed papers on card, 359 x 238 mm

Paolozzi's I was a Rich Man's Plaything is considered the first standard bearer of Pop Art and first to display the word "pop". Paolozzi showed the collage in 1952 as part of his groundbreaking Bunk! series presentation at the initial Independent Group meeting in London.


43. Yours Till the Boys Come Home 1972

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P02/P02063_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/paolozzi-43-yours-till-the-boys-come-home-p02063) Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper, Dimensions support: 388 x 262 mm

These collages are mainly made from magazines given to Paolozzi by American ex-servicemen. They show his fascination with popular culture and technology, as well as with the glamour of American consumerism. The title of the series refers to Henry Ford''s famous statement that ''History is more or less bunk.... We want to live in the present''. It reflects Paolozzi''s belief that his work should respond to contemporary culture. - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/paolozzi-i-was-a-rich-mans-plaything-t01462


7. Take-off, 1972

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P02/P02026_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/paolozzi-7-take-off-p02026) Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper, 337 x 242 mm
Title: POP
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 10:26:28 AM
Malcolm Morley, born 1931

Not Off the Grid, but Often in Flight

By HILARIE M. SHEETS, NYTimes.com
Published: November 21, 2012

BELLPORT, N.Y. FOR Malcolm Morley the drama of the London blitz during his boyhood has provided a lifetime of imagery to work with.

“We would go on top of roofs and watch Messerschmitts and Spitfires have dog fights and bet marbles on who was going to shoot who down,” said Mr. Morley, the 81-year-old painter, leading a tour through the studio that adjoins his house here on eastern Long Island.

He showed off a model of a German V-1 flying bomb that he recently constructed out of watercolor paper, scaled up from a standard kit. He loved model making even as a child and spent six months in 1944 assembling a battleship from balsa wood. He finally set it down on his windowsill, ready to be painted, just hours before a V-1 ripped open the outer wall of his bedroom in the night. His ship vanished, and his family was displaced.

Seven decades later, gracious and dapper, surrounded by a lifetime of paintings and with his wife of 23 years nearby, Mr. Morley seemed sustained by a domestic stability that eluded him in youth. But he is no less fascinated than he ever was by the machinery of disaster and speed. read on... (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/arts/design/malcolm-morley-opens-the-parrish-art-museums-new-home.html?smid=pl-share)



Flight of Icarus, 1995

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/11/25/arts/25MORLEY1_SPAN/25MORLEY1-superJumbo.jpg)
Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

The artist Malcolm Morley, a father of Photorealism and neo-Expressionism, with his “Flight of Icarus,” from 1995.

Slide Show ‘Painting, Paper, Process’, NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/11/25/arts/design/20121125-MORLEY.html)


Rules of Engagement, 2011

(http://www.artnet.com/Images/magazine/reviews/robinson/robinson4-1-11-1.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/morley-mariner-t07746)oil on linen, 45 1/2 x 58 inches, 115,6 x 147,3 cm

A group of portraits of fighting aces are based on illustrations from Morley’s youth, when he would watch the soaring aircraft above a field near his home, an experience of “bliss.”


Russian Fighter Pilot (Ace), 2010

(http://www.speronewestwater.com/images/cached/SW_WORKS.image.3281.w625.JPG)

oil on linen, 45 ½ x 58 inches, 115,6 x 147,3 cm


Strafing with Beautiful Explosion, 2011

(http://www.speronewestwater.com/images/cached/SW_WORKS.image.3343.w500.JPG)
oil on linen, 93 x 60 inches, 236 x 152,4 cm


Corsair F4U, 2001

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78633_10.jpg)
Lithograph and screenprint on paper, 1028 x 733 mm

speronewestwater.com (http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists/record.html?record=8)
www.tate.org.uk (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/malcolm-morley-1665)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: LuseKofte on June 07, 2013, 10:46:49 AM
cooooool....
Title: POP
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 11:02:38 AM
Kenneth Noland, 1924-2010

Kenneth Clifton Noland was born on April 10, 1924, in Asheville, N.C. His father, a pathologist and Sunday painter, lent the boy his art materials after a visit to the National Gallery in Washington, where Kenneth, then 14, was awe-struck by the Monets.

He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served in the Air Corps as a glider pilot and cryptographer. Toward the end of the war he was stationed in Egypt and Turkey.

After World War II he enrolled in Black Mountain College, an experimental school not far from his hometown. Albers’s quasi-scientific color theory dominated the painting curriculum, but Mr. Noland gravitated toward the less doctrinaire Bolotowsky and fell under the influence of Paul Klee, whose colorful surrealist fantasies loomed large in Mr. Noland’s first exhibition, at a Paris gallery in 1949. more... (http://www.hollistaggart.com/artists/slideshow/kenneth-noland/0/thumbs)


Maybe it's just a coincidence but his paintings look sooo familiar to me CLICK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_aircraft_insignia) :D


Untitled, 1959

(http://www.kennethnoland.com/images/works/1940-1960/c6-0100.jpg)


Back and Front, 1960

(http://www.kennethnoland.com/images/works/1940-1960/c6-0304.jpg)


Mysteries: Intifada, 2000

(http://www.kennethnoland.com/images/works/1990-present/2000-0016.jpg)

(http://siongchin.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/KennethNoland_Cantabile.jpg)


Whirl, 1960

(http://siongchin.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/KennethNoland_Whirl.jpg)


Mysteries: Magic Theatre, 2000

(http://www.yaresartprojects.com/wp-content/gallery/kenneth-noland-mysteries/noland_mystetheatre_9053.jpg)
acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"


Mysteries: Indigo, 1999

(http://www.yaresartprojects.com/wp-content/gallery/kenneth-noland-mysteries/1999-mysteries-indigo.jpg)
acrylic on canvas, 34" x 34"


Mysteries: Golden Glow, 2001

(http://www.yaresartprojects.com/wp-content/gallery/kenneth-noland-mysteries/2001-mysteries-golden_glow.jpg)
acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60"


1958, Spread

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/25/arts/25cool01-650.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 11:17:52 AM
Roy Lichtenstein

Whaam!, 1963

(http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T00/T00897_10.jpg)
Artwork details (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/lichtenstein-whaam-t00897) Acrylic and oil on canvas, 1727 x 4064 mm


More from Lichtenstein in this post LINK (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg304202.html#msg304202)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 11:28:29 AM
James Rosenquist

F-111, 1964-65

(http://www.greynotgrey.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/James_Rosenquist_f-11-1024x114.jpg)
Oil on canvas with aluminum, twenty-three sections, 10 x 86' (304.8 x 2621.3 cm)

CLICK for larger image (http://www.greynotgrey.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/James_Rosenquist_f-11.jpg)


(http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/01/James-Rosenquist-post/jcr:content/par/cn_contentwell/par-main/cn_blogpost/cn_slideshow/item2.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.james-rosenquist-ss03.jpg)


INTERACTIVE IMAGE (http://www.moma.org/explore/f111)

James Rosenquist: "F-111, in 1965, was the latest American fighter-bomber in the planning stage. Its mission seemed obsolete before it was finished. It seemed the prime force of this war machine was to economically keep people employed in Texas and Long Island.

At the time, I thought people involved in its making were heading for something, but I didn't know what, like bugs going towards a blinding light. By doing this they could achieve two-and-a-half children, three-and-a-half cars, and a house in the suburbs.

In the painting I incorporated orange spaghetti, cake, light bulbs, flowers, and many other things. It felt to me like a plane flying through the flak of an economy. The little girl was the pilot under a hair-dryer. The town and country industrial auto tire resembles a crown. The umbrella and the Italian flowered wallpaper roller image had to do with atomic fallout. The swimmer gulping air was like searching for air during an atomic holocaust." more... (http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79805)



More on this picture in this post LINK (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg306880.html#msg306880)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 07, 2013, 11:32:07 AM
Gerhard Richter

Düsenjäger (Jet Fighter), 1963

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/2438.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 130 cm x 200 cm


Flugzeug II (Airplane II), 1966

(http://www.gerhard-richter.com/datadir/images_new/xlarge/5219.jpg)
Screenprint on lightweight card, 51.6 cm x 80.7 cm


More from Richter in this post LINK (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg307628.html#msg307628)
Title: PopPulpPunk
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 06:24:34 AM
PopPulpPunk

Retro-futurism is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced prior to about 1960. Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned "retro" styles with futuristic technology, retro-futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize the imagined artifacts of its parallel reality, retro-futurism has also manifested in the worlds of fashion, architecture, design, music, literature, film, and video games. - Retro-futurism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-futurism) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Norman Bel Geddes, 1893 - 1958

The American theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes was the first person to seriously apply the concepts of aerodynamics and streamlining to industrial design.
In 1927, Bel Geddes left theatrical design, and began designing cars, ships, factories and railways. He rapidly created streamlined forms for objects ranging from gas-ranges to trains, in addition to a revolving restaurant and, in 1929, a 9-deck amphibian airliner that incorporated areas for deck-games, an orchestra, a fully equipped gymnasium and a solarium -- an airborne Titanic! - http://hotgates.stanford.edu/Bucky/dymaxion/belgeddes.htm (http://hotgates.stanford.edu/Bucky/dymaxion/belgeddes.htm)



Job 328, Airliner No. 4, 1929-1934

(http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/belgeddes/thumbnails/272/NBG_job_328_DiDb_12347.jpg)

In designing this tailless “V”-winged monoplane, Bel Geddes sought the expertise of Dr. O. A. Koller, an aeronautical engineer. The plane was to have had a wing span of 528 feet (23 feet shorter than the Washington Monument), carry 451 passengers and a crew of 155, and be supported on water by 60-foot high pontoons. It was projected to be able to make three transatlantic crossings a week and was fundamentally conceived of as a flying ocean liner. - http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/NBGPublic/details.cfm?id=272 (http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/NBGPublic/details.cfm?id=272)


(https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zzl_dczrSAw/Siw1RiCQBrI/AAAAAAAAAw8/aMNfIk4K0Gs/s1600/BelGeddes_AirlinerSection.jpg)

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zzl_dczrSAw/Siw1bvyOjbI/AAAAAAAAAxE/AyeW9OUgxB0/s1600/BelGeddes_AirlinerPlan2.jpg)
http://www.aggregat456.com/2009/06/designing-friendly-skies.html (http://www.aggregat456.com/2009/06/designing-friendly-skies.html)


Flying Car, 1945

(http://hotgates.stanford.edu/Bucky/dymaxion/flyingcar.jpg)


Norman Bel Geddes on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Bel_Geddes)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 06:29:52 AM
Drone by BrotherOstavia

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/144/9/9/drone_by_brotherostavia-d66epyl.jpg)

brotherostavia.deviantart.com (http://brotherostavia.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Bizu on September 10, 2013, 06:41:04 AM
Use pics from my page if you would like

https://www.facebook.com/AviationCollection
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 06:45:01 AM
Use pics from my page if you would like

https://www.facebook.com/AviationCollection

Great collection, Bogdan Constantin! Tank you :)


Kerry Conran, Kevin Conran

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Film), 2004

(http://robotsinc.biz/SCWallpaper.jpg)

(http://theconceptartblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CaptainSky_conceptarts_kevinconran_renders_2.jpg)

(http://theconceptartblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CaptainSky_conceptarts_kevinconran_misc_1.jpg)

(http://theconceptartblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CaptainSky_conceptarts_kevinconran_graphics_2.jpg)

(http://theconceptartblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CaptainSky_conceptarts_kevinconran_Mantas.jpg)
http://theconceptartblog.com/2012/12/22/artes-do-filme-sky-captain-and-the-world-of-tomorrow/ (http://theconceptartblog.com/2012/12/22/artes-do-filme-sky-captain-and-the-world-of-tomorrow/)


www.kevinconran.com (http://www.kevinconran.com/kevinconran/Home.html)

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 07:20:05 AM
Dave McCoy, Jordan Weisman et al.

Crimson Skies (media franchise)

"Whenever I create different universes—MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies—to me, it's all about looking at 'What are the fantasies that excited us when we were 5?' And if we can find a new and more sophisticated way to tap into that fantasy […] Crimson Skies is just combining two classic male fantasies: You get to be a pirate; you get to be a pilot." - Jordan Weisman
 (http://www.1up.com/news/happened-crimson-skies)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl05.jpg)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl07.jpg)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl16.jpg)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl19.jpg)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl17.jpg)

(http://toddlubsen.com/images/pl29.jpg)


Pictures from toddlubsen.com (http://toddlubsen.com/)


(http://www.1up.com/media?id=1039737&type=lg)

1up.com: Crimson Skies - High Road to Revenge: IMAGES (http://www.1up.com/do/media?cId=2005760&sec=IMAGES)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 07:42:51 AM
Fiction House
Wings Comics, 1940-1954

First published in 1940, Wings Comics was the descendent of Fiction House’s old Wings magazine from the 1920s. Both the comic and the magazine were aimed at flight enthusiasts, with earlier issues, in particular, concentrating on aviation history and (relatively) basic aerobatic stunts such as wing-walking. As the war in Europe spread to America, the magazine moved from a pure aviation focus to publishing war-hero stories that were virtually indistinguishable from the Blackhawk and Captain Midnight tales that were popular at the time. Thankfully, the title later regained its stature by shifting the focus to true-life aviation heroes, aviation history, as well as model airplane building. Although never a huge sales success, it maintained a loyal fan base of flight enthusiasts which kept title going for almost fifteen years. - http://www.atomicavenue.com/atomic/titledetail.aspx?TitleID=19540

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/62047/1268358-wings_comics__78___page_1.jpg)

(http://images1.furycomics.com/viewer/63/63adcf0c23ee1d3e79d746d162cab068/0.jpg)

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/5/59840/2243532-81__may_1947_.jpg)

(http://images2.furycomics.com/viewer/c2/c27f7801a0ebf4c4e601b148de052b07/0.jpg)


digitalcomicmuseum.com - Wings Comics (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=40) (FREE public domain Golden Age Comics)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 07:59:52 AM
Nach Tibet by Waldemar-Kazak

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/206/d/f/nah_tibet_by_waldemar_kazak-d58kwbr.jpg)

waldemar-kazak.deviantart.com (http://waldemar-kazak.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 08:02:34 AM
Ministry of Space by Warren Ellis

(http://www.warrenellis.com/wfile/moshc.jpg)

www.warrenellis.com (http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=398)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 08:48:20 AM
George Lucas
Indiana Jones franchise

(http://oi39.tinypic.com/dzwmz5.jpg)

"The futuristic Flying Wing was chosen by director Steven Spielberg to represent the ominous and advanced state of aeronautics in Hitler's Germany Production designer Norman Reynolds used a Northrop Corporation prototype of the Flying Wing and drawings by Ron Cobb to design for Raiders of the Lost Ark this strange plane that has no tail and no fuselage. The plane was built in England by Vickers Aircraft Company and painted at EMI Elstree Studios in London. In order to ship the elaborate prop to Tunisia for filming, it had to be disassembled and sent in parts, then rebuilt on location. In the film the Flying Wing is in Egypt (the Tunisian location) for the top secret mission of transporting the sacred Ark of the Covenant. But before the Ark is even aboard the plane, a series of dramatic events results in the fiery destruction of the Flying Wing. http://web.archive.org/web/20070818193136/http://www.indygear.com/props/planes.shtml"

(http://web.archive.org/web/20070818193136/http://www.indygear.com/props/images/Fwing3.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 08:51:09 AM
Warbirds RPG by DimMartin

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/095/7/2/warbirds_rpg_by_dimmartin-d60kf61.jpg)

dimmartin.deviantart.com (http://dimmartin.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:17:23 AM
Keep them flying by donaguirre

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/136/6/6/Keep_them_flying_by_donaguirre.jpg)

donaguirre.deviantart.com (http://donaguirre.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:25:05 AM
Lady of Spain II by J-Humphries

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/126/2/d/lady_of_spain_ii_by_vonmurder-d4yfmbz.jpg)

j-humphries.deviantart.com (http://j-humphries.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:27:21 AM
Anti Ship Torpedo boat Catena by Waffle0708

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/238/5/3/anti_ship_torpedo_boat_catena_by_waffle0708-d6jscdc.png)

waffle0708.deviantart.com (http://waffle0708.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:32:52 AM
P-Dirty Eight! by Christian Pearce

(https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8vux8m8Tt1qdkeiao1_1280.jpg)

christianpearce.blogspot.co.at (http://christianpearce.blogspot.co.at/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:38:14 AM
S3 XII - SteamPunk IceCream by aiiven

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/241/1/7/s3_xii___steampunk_icecream_by_aiiven-d2di077.jpg)

aiiven.deviantart.com (http://aiiven.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 09:57:30 AM
Need a cab? by Sam Van Olffen

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5UFMTu7-sJ8/SwaUoocpsHI/AAAAAAAAAiE/G1B-XzqygPg/s1600/Taxi+Driver_72_blogspot.jpg)

vanolffen.blogspot.co.at (http://vanolffen.blogspot.co.at/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 10:06:14 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2wqddl0.jpg) Click for Full Size (https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/0009318d7c12db1d7f365ddad20aea74/tumblr_ms8c72pbOd1qaxptho1_1280.jpg)

steam-journal.tumblr.com (http://steam-journal.tumblr.com/image/59571773093)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 10:12:47 AM
Valiant Effort by Tom McDowell

(http://i41.tinypic.com/20qex3t.jpg) Click for Full Size (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yRCu7bEzhbk/TdeFB4IAmWI/AAAAAAAAAM4/8vbIc0-BLKI/s1600/Valiant%2Bdrawing%2B2c.jpg)

tomercs.blogspot.be (http://tomercs.blogspot.be/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: LuseKofte on September 10, 2013, 10:41:38 AM
Damn you are good finding those, great work :)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 11:34:07 AM
Hammer Films,
Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls (unmade film), 1970s

(http://i39.tinypic.com/v5zi3n.jpg)

airminded.org: The movie that time forgot (http://airminded.org/2007/05/25/the-movie-that-time-forgot/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 11:53:02 AM
Crusade Battleship by ProgV

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/236/a/2/crusade_battleship_by_progv-d6jh55z.jpg)

progv.deviantart.com (http://progv.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 11:54:37 AM
Handley Page Space Bomber by MikeDoscher

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/e/7/handley_page_space_bomber_by_mikedoscher-d5um4t3.jpg)

mikedoscher.deviantart.com (http://mikedoscher.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 11:57:26 AM
Light Skirmish Ship by MichalKus

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/125/c/e/light_skirmish_ship_by_michalkus-d649g7o.jpg)

michalkus.deviantart.com (http://michalkus.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 12:01:25 PM
Steampunk Fighter by Sean Hsiao

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/-h5doOiPdI1s/UAqwMdb11zI/AAAAAAAAATI/m6xtF6ALrSI/s1600/Steampunk+Fighter+(warm).jpg)

artistseanhsiao.blogspot.co.at (http://artistseanhsiao.blogspot.co.at/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 12:07:06 PM
Spark Unlimited
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (video game), 2008

(http://www.ottens.co.uk/gatehouse/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Nazi-zeppelin.png)

(http://nice-cool-pics.com/data/media/14/turning_point_-_fall_of_liberty.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 12:17:15 PM
Westwood Studios, Electronic Arts
Command & Conquer (video game franchise)

(http://images.wikia.com/cnc/images/1/12/Kirov_RA3.jpg)

http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Kirov_airship_%28Red_Alert_3%29 (http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Kirov_airship_%28Red_Alert_3%29)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 10, 2013, 12:23:41 PM
Jon Hall

Scarlet Fury

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6833749359_783959325c_b.jpg)


E-73 Wyvern

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6003/6019292785_eaa1acde5d_b.jpg)


S-113 Viper

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6624610623_11ae8a83c6_b.jpg)


more on Flickr: JonHall18 (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/25163007@N07/sets/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Snailsaviour on September 10, 2013, 01:06:25 PM
I love Jon Halls lego creations! they are awesome!
Love the A-37B Marauder, D-74 Partisan, P-70 predator and F-30 Vanguard
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 12:38:57 AM
one of the granddads of the flying aircraft carriers of today ;) :


Jonathan Swift

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, 1726

Laputa is a fictional place from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. It is a fictional flying island or rock, about 4.5 miles in diameter, with an adamantine base, which its inhabitants can manoeuvre in any direction using magnetic levitation. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laputa

"At the centre of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend into a large dome, which is therefore called flandona gagnole, or the astronomer’s cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper surface of the adamant.  In this cave are twenty lamps continually burning, which, from the reflection of the adamant, cast a strong light into every part.  The place is stored with great variety of sextants, quadrants, telescopes, astrolabes, and other astronomical instruments.  But the greatest curiosity, upon which the fate of the island depends, is a loadstone of a prodigious size, in shape resembling a weaver’s shuttle.  It is in length six yards, and in the thickest part at least three yards over.  This magnet is sustained by a very strong axle of adamant passing through its middle, upon which it plays, and is poised so exactly that the weakest hand can turn it.  It is hooped round with a hollow cylinder of adamant, four feet yards in diameter, placed horizontally, and supported by eight adamantine feet, each six yards high.  In the middle of the concave side, there is a groove twelve inches deep, in which the extremities of the axle are lodged, and turned round as there is occasion.

The stone cannot be removed from its place by any force, because the hoop and its feet are one continued piece with that body of adamant which constitutes the bottom of the island.

By means of this loadstone, the island is made to rise and fall, and move from one place to another.  For, with respect to that part of the earth over which the monarch presides, the stone is endued at one of its sides with an attractive power, and at the other with a repulsive.  Upon placing the magnet erect, with its attracting end towards the earth, the island descends; but when the repelling extremity points downwards, the island mounts directly upwards.  When the position of the stone is oblique, the motion of the island is so too: for in this magnet, the forces always act in lines parallel to its direction." - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/829


(http://classiccaseofmadness.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/scan0005-e1314056100747.jpg?w=624&h=1024)
Map of Laputa and Balnibarbi (Hermann Moll, before 1726)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Laputa_-_Grandville.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HJ5lOZe7ytM/T15eOblK5MI/AAAAAAAACD0/AgmuRis27do/s1600/swift%2Bgulliver%2Blaputa.jpg)

Gulliver discovers Laputa, the flying island (left illustration by J.J. Grandville.)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 12:52:55 AM
Modern Mechanix, Issue: Oct, 1934

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/10-1934/xlg_cover.jpg)

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/10-1934/xlg_aerial_landing_field.jpg)

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/suns-rays-to-drive-aerial-landing-field/
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 12:55:28 AM
StrikeVector air carrier by pao

(http://i44.tinypic.com/55l8q0.jpg) Click for FULL Size (http://s.cghub.com/files/Image/634001-635000/634273/186_max.jpg)

pao.cghub.com (http://pao.cghub.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 12:56:40 AM
Home by tipa_graphic

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2drwfhf.jpg) Click for FULL Size (http://s.cghub.com/files/Image/634001-635000/634293/182_max.jpg)

tipa-graphic.cghub.com (http://tipa-graphic.cghub.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 02:24:50 AM
Jymn Magon, Mark Zaslove
TaleSpin (Animated series), 1990

TaleSpin is set in the fictional City of Cape Suzette (a pun on the dish Crêpe Suzette), in a fictional country called Usland. [...] The time frame of the series is never specifically addressed, but appears to be in the mid-to-late 1930s. The helicopter, television and jet engine are experimental devices, and most architecture is reminiscent of the Art Deco style of that period. In one episode, Baloo comments that "The Great War ended 20 years ago," suggesting that the series specifically takes place in 1938. Radio is the primary mass medium, and one episode even briefly alludes to the characters having never heard of television. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TaleSpin

(http://oi43.tinypic.com/21nhzbt.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Tofolo on September 11, 2013, 04:38:00 AM
I don't know if this enters into the topic's category and I didn't find it posted before, so here it goes.

A short movie made by french students:
"Voile noir"
http://vimeo.com/44655380
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Typhoon Ib on September 11, 2013, 05:30:20 AM
that was actually pretty well done!
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 11, 2013, 08:10:50 AM
I don't know if this enters into the topic's category and I didn't find it posted before, so here it goes.

A short movie made by french students:
"Voile noir"
http://vimeo.com/44655380

Sure, fits the retro-fiction theme perfectly! Thank you, CC_Tofolo  8)

// ArtFX OFFICIEL // VOILE NOIR

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2u4ppir.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/44655380)

Allan and Yvan, two pilots, go on a mission to try to end the chaotic current polity...

A film by:
Michaël Balthazart / Clément Granjon / Quentin Sauvinet and Raphaël Gaudin.

Promotion ARTFX 2012 artfx.fr
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 14, 2013, 05:08:57 AM
Art Deco [...] is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France after WWI, flourishing internationally in the 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau. [...]

Deco was heavily influenced by pre-modern art from around the world [...]. During the 1920s affordable travel permitted in situ exposure to other cultures. There was also popular interest in archeology due to excavations at Pompeii, Troy, the tomb of Tutankhamun etc. Artists and designers integrated motifs from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Asia, Mesoamerica, and Oceania with Machine Age elements. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Deco



Albert Solon
Air France Marseille, c. 1935

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qtcndf.jpg)
http://vepca.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/travel-posters-and-the-evolution-of-flight/



F-15E Strike Eagle poster – Afghanistan by Nick Anderson

(http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/USAF-Posters-by-Nicholas-Anderson-2.jpeg) Compare Heliopolis Aviation, 1910 (https://lh3.ggpht.com/-y6ah43WTdRo/UWOxPKqGc-I/AAAAAAAAATM/0BAeNN93RE8/s1600/art-deco-airplane-posters.jpg)

www.squadronposters.com (http://www.squadronposters.com/)
Title: Experimental Aircraft I
Post by: purgatorio on September 16, 2013, 03:33:34 PM
Though some aircraft might look like Dieselpunk creations they were nevertheless real aircraft. Many of the fictional Diesel/Steampunk planes are obviously inspired by some of weird experimental aircraft or X-planes designed during and after World War II.  8)


Curtiss-Wright XP-55

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Curtiss_XP-55_Ascender_in_flight_061024-F-1234P-007.jpg) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Curtiss_XP-55_Ascender_061024-F-1234P-006.jpg?uselang=de)

FMA I.Ae. 37

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Ia_37_I.jpg)

SNECMA Coléoptère

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/SNECMA_Col%C3%A9opt%C3%A8re_on_ramp_1959.jpg/468px-SNECMA_Col%C3%A9opt%C3%A8re_on_ramp_1959.jpg)

Payen Pa 49

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Payen_PA_49_Musee_du_Bourget_P1020216.JPG/640px-Payen_PA_49_Musee_du_Bourget_P1020216.JPG)

Nord 1500 Griffon

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/Nord_1500_Griffon_II.jpg/640px-Nord_1500_Griffon_II.jpg)

RRG Raketen-Ente (Rocket-Duck)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/be/RRG_Raketen-Ente_Deutsches_Segelflugmuseum_01_2009-05-31.jpg/640px-RRG_Raketen-Ente_Deutsches_Segelflugmuseum_01_2009-05-31.jpg)
Title: Experimental Aircraft II
Post by: purgatorio on September 18, 2013, 04:32:01 AM
The first Steampunk aircraft 8) :


Ader Avion III - The Steam-powered Aircraft

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Avion_III_Art_et_Metiers.jpg/800px-Avion_III_Art_et_Metiers.jpg)

The Avion III was a primitive steam-powered aircraft built by Clément Ader between 1892 and 1897, financed by the French War Office.

Retaining the same basic bat-like configuration of the Éole, the Avion III was equipped with two engines driving two propellers. While the earlier aircraft had no means of directional control at all, this one was equipped with a small rudder.

Trials of the aircraft began at the Satory army base near Versailles on 12 October 1897, with the aircraft taxiing along a circular track. The first flight was attempted on 14 October and most sources agree ended almost immediately in a crash without ever leaving the ground. Late in his life, Ader would claim that there had been a flight of 100 m (328 ft) on this day, and said he had two witnesses to confirm it. Whatever actually happened, the French military was unimpressed with the demonstration and cancelled any further funding.

The machine is preserved at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. It underwent extensive restoration in the 1980s. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ader_Avion_III


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Avion_III_steam_engine_back.jpg/372px-Avion_III_steam_engine_back.jpg) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Avion_III_bottom_profile.jpg/360px-Avion_III_bottom_profile.jpg)



more unconventional experimental aircraft:


Lippisch Delta IV

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/87/DFS-39-kl1_Modell_zensiert.png/640px-DFS-39-kl1_Modell_zensiert.png)

Dornier Do 31

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f5/Dornier_Do_31_in_1968.jpg/640px-Dornier_Do_31_in_1968.jpg)

Akaflieg DM 1

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Lippisch_DM-1.JPG/640px-Lippisch_DM-1.JPG)

Stipa-Caproni

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Stipa-Caproni_front_quarter_view.jpg)

Ambrosini SS.4

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/05/SAI_Ambrosini_SS4.jpg/640px-SAI_Ambrosini_SS4.jpg)

Kyushu J7W

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/A_prototype_of_J7W_Shinden.jpg/640px-A_prototype_of_J7W_Shinden.jpg)

Bartini Beriev VVA-14

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Bartini_VVA-14.jpg) (http://web.archive.org/web/20080503074703im_/http://www.monino.com/images/avia/monino/drt_vva14.gif)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Mikoyan-GurevichMiG-8.jpg)

Ushakov Flying Submarine

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flying_submarine_Russia.svg/640px-Flying_submarine_Russia.svg.png)

General Aircraft GAL.56

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Gal56-1912-3y.jpg)

Miles M.35 Libellula

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Miles_Libellula_M_35_UO235.jpg)

Westland-Hill Pterodactyl

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Westland_Pterodactyl_2_seater_flying_wing_1_inc_description.JPG/640px-Westland_Pterodactyl_2_seater_flying_wing_1_inc_description.JPG)
Title: Experimental Aircraft III
Post by: purgatorio on September 18, 2013, 06:00:09 AM
Joe Johnston, Nathan Schroeder

Captain America: The First Avenger (Film), 2011

(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal26/img00.lg.jpg)


I work as a conceptual artist in the motion picture industry. A conceptual artist, under the direction of a Production Designer creates the look of a film, (i.e.: setting, scope and mood,) as opposed to a storyboard artist, who deals with action and pacing. The images here were all illustrations for feature films and television. Normally, we work from a script, translating the written page into sets that can be built and photographed. Sometimes, there are actual locations that must be modified in a painting. Sometimes we are allowed to create completely from our own imagination. - Nathan Schroeder (http://www.nathanschroeder.net)


(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal26/img04.lg.jpg)


Captain America
This was another great opportunity to work with my idol, Joe Johnston, whom I have admired since his days working on the original STAR WARS. Rick Heinrichs designed this film which takes place during WWII. Nazis, secret airplanes, the World's Fair -¿½ l the stuff that makes for a great action film, and a thoroughly wonderful time spent illustrating. - Nathan Schroeder (http://www.nathanschroeder.net)



(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal26/img05.lg.jpg)

(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal26/img13.lg.jpg)


www.nathanschroeder.net (http://www.nathanschroeder.net/)



Historical Flying wing designs:

Horten Ho 229

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Horten_Ho_229_Smithsonian_front.jpg/640px-Horten_Ho_229_Smithsonian_front.jpg)

Horten H.XVIII

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Horten_H_XVIII.jpg)

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Armstrong_Whitworth_AW_52_in_1946.jpg)

Northrop N-1M

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Northrop_N-1M_Udvar-Hazy.jpg/640px-Northrop_N-1M_Udvar-Hazy.jpg)

Northrop N-9M

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Airshowfan-dot-com--by-Bernardo-Malfitano--Image-of-N9M-at-Chino-Airshow.jpg)

Northrop YB-49

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/YB49-2_300.jpg/604px-YB49-2_300.jpg)

Northrop YB-35

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/XB-35.jpg)

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/B-2_first_flight_071201-F-9999J-034.jpg/595px-B-2_first_flight_071201-F-9999J-034.jpg)
Title: PopPunkPulp
Post by: purgatorio on September 18, 2013, 06:01:34 AM
Joss Whedon, Nathan Schroeder

The Avengers (film), 2012

(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal27/img00.lg.jpg)


Avengers
Avengers was my seventh Marvel film, counting the Xmen and Fantastic Four movies, and my first film working with Designer James Chinlund; but it was quite possibly the most enjoyable. James was very open to collaboration and eager to embrace 3D modeling technologies. This allowed us to refine the sets we were developing by moving around and viewing from many different angles. For the Director, this means that there's not going to be just one sweet spot for the camera, but he can confidently move about and find many dynamic shots. This really paid off with the Helicarrier, which was a very satisfying model to develop, and an especially impressive set piece in the film. - Nathan Schroeder (http://www.nathanschroeder.net)



(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal27/img01.lg.jpg)

(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal27/img04.lg.jpg)

(http://www.nathanschroeder.net/gal27/img09.lg.jpg)


www.nathanschroeder.net (http://www.nathanschroeder.net/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Typhoon Ib on September 18, 2013, 07:06:58 AM
LOL the heli carrier has ban F-14 in the background... or am i seeing things?
Title: Experimental Aircraft V
Post by: purgatorio on September 18, 2013, 07:28:53 AM
Tero Kaukomaa, Samuli Torssonen
Iron Sky (film), 2012

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2602/4208195605_98328303a4_b.jpg)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2623/4208959576_5c807fc097_b.jpg)


Iron Sky is a 2012 Finnish-German-Australian comic science fiction action film directed by Timo Vuorensola and written by Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko. It tells the story of Nazi Germans who, after being defeated in 1945, fled to the Moon where they built a space fleet to return in 2018 and conquer Earth. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Sky

Official Theatrical Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_IndUbcxc&feature=share&list=PL9830AEE76D4E17FD)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2735/4208194059_684a72f6d0_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4066/4208958810_837619c9dd_b.jpg)

www.ironsky.net (http://www.ironsky.net/)



Experimental Aircraft - German projects:

After the surrender of Nazi Germany several of the secret or unfinished projects of German military aircraft gained wide publicity. [...] As a consequence, a myth developed about the technological achievements of the Third Reich and about “Nazi secret weapons” still shrouded in mystery. The legend was partly based on truth, but certain non genuine drawings and pictures of German weapons appeared in the intervening decades in certain more or less dodgy books and magazines. In order to make the forged Nazi projects more plausible these were mostly displayed along with diagrams and data of legitimate designs. Directed towards a public too ready to accept such portrayals as true, aircraft like the Messerschmitt Zerstörer or the Messerschmitt P.1079 Schwalbe for example, have been given wide publicity despite the fact that they are of dubious authenticity.

German aircraft manufacturers such as Henschel in Kassel had their archives destroyed in the course of the Allied bombing of the Third Reich at the end of World War II. Hence some of the late Henschel projects that were recreated later are based on documents found in other locations or on second-hand sources and not on the original Henschel technical drawings. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Luftwaffe_aircraft_prototype_projects_during_World_War_II#Legitimacy_of_German_projects



Blohm & Voss P.208

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/ModellPhoto_BvP208_zens.png)

Blohm & Voss P.194

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/ModellPhoto_BvP194.02.png)

Blohm & Voss P.188

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Blohm_%26_Voss_P_188-01.jpg/640px-Blohm_%26_Voss_P_188-01.jpg)

Blohm & Voss P.170

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/BvP170_Holzmodell1.png)

Arado E.555

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/AradoE555.png/640px-AradoE555.png)

Flettner Fl 265

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Flettner_Fl265_model.png)

Focke Rochen

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Focke_Rochen_drawing.png)

Focke-Wulf Triebflügel

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Fw_Trieflugel.jpg/533px-Fw_Trieflugel.jpg)

Focke-Wulf Super Lorin

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Fw_SuperLorin_Modell_kl3.png)

Focke-Wulf Fw 239

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/FW-239_Bomber.png/640px-FW-239_Bomber.png)

Focke-Wulf Ta 283

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/FW_TA-238_pic1.JPG/640px-FW_TA-238_pic1.JPG)

Junkers Ju 287

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Modellphoto_Ju287V1_2.png/491px-Modellphoto_Ju287V1_2.png)

Heinkel Lerche

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Heinkel_Lerche.jpg/300px-Heinkel_Lerche.jpg)

Heinkel Wespe

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Heinkel_Wespe.JPG/300px-Heinkel_Wespe.JPG)

Messerschmitt Me 609

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Messerschmitt_Me_609_model.jpg)

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 04:54:16 PM
043b by Aalex-le-deviant

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/308/3/f/043b_by_aalex_le_deviant-d4f4gjr.jpg)

aalex-le-deviant.deviantart.com (http://aalex-le-deviant.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:05:24 PM
A-club 4 by lnago

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8216/8303464820_28856e09ec_c.jpg)

Flickr: Inago (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/78959347@N04/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:11:14 PM
Swimming, 2012 by Robert LaDuke

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7847125188_7c16e0be70_c.jpg)

Flickr: Robert LaDuke (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/14394050@N02/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:18:35 PM
Waldemar-Kazak

Flyer and skeletons

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs36/i/2008/266/2/7/Flyer_and_skeletons_by_Waldemar_Kazak.jpg)


Go South

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs22/f/2008/015/5/f/Go_south_by_Waldemar_Kazak.jpg)

waldemar-kazak.deviantart.com (http://waldemar-kazak.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:23:24 PM
Dawn by Abiogenisis

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/188/6/b/dawn_by_abiogenisis-d3ku37l.jpg)

abiogenisis.deviantart.com (http://abiogenisis.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:30:00 PM
Manta mk.2 by ttvortex

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/262/4/1/manta_mk_2_by_ttvortex-d6mwmjv.jpg)

more concepts by ttvortex ... (http://ttvortex.deviantart.com/gallery/836183)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 20, 2013, 05:35:08 PM
Rocket Fly by vasilich (?)

(http://vasilich70.users.photofile.ru/photo/vasilich70/200638434/208691394.jpg)

atlantic-rep.livejournal.com (http://atlantic-rep.livejournal.com/57093.html)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 29, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Oh, how lovely (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37163.msg410156.html#msg410156)!

Paul Bale
Westland Whirlwind Fighter, 1979

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/nmof/large/ss_nmof_ef_1992_109_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 60.7 x 91.5 cm, National Museum of Flight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/westland-whirlwind-fighter-213519)


David Gibbings
Westland Whirlwind

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3084/3201556670_8be899cc16_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562117@N02/3201556670/)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/david-gibbings
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 10, 2013, 04:33:43 PM
Open for business, 1943

(http://i43.tinypic.com/xfnjad.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on October 25, 2013, 10:13:06 AM
Stephen Oliver - Dogfight over the Channel
(http://www.stephen-oliver.co.uk/blog/dogfight-over-the-channel/ (http://www.stephen-oliver.co.uk/blog/dogfight-over-the-channel/))

(http://s10.postimg.cc/sjdt1lbax/Stephen_Oliver_Dogfight_Over_The_Channel.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on October 29, 2013, 11:25:44 PM


 :) Hi!

I recommend this very beautifull comics by George Pratt, "Enemy Ace War Idyll",

a beautiful album depicting emotional turmoil plaguing war veterans
following the conflict in which they participated.

The Red Baron Hans von Hammer, the greatest ace of the First World War,
relives the horror of his youth when he was questioned by a  journalist, former in Vietnam ...

Stunning pictures (painted in watercolor), compelling story ...

To see and must-read...

Here a few pictures of this album...

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/enemyace_zpsa607c6c0.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/2210311_zps685a2a0d.jpg)   (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/enemy_ace__war_idyll_page_by_george_pratt-d5a1u0e_zpsba34a333.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/enemy_ace__war_idyll_page_by_george_pratt-d5a1tvs_zps30207583.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/enemy_ace__war_idyll_spread_by_george_pratt-d5a1tq7_zpsfca518c9.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/PrattGeorge-EnemyAceWarIdyllfrontispiece_zps075d0aba.jpg)



Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 30, 2013, 01:56:34 AM
Thank you Starfighter311 for your recommendation......have ordered a copy immediately !

Cheers

Alfie 
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on November 05, 2013, 09:09:58 AM
Peter Schreyer

N52555 SEABIRD, 2005

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15zjo11.jpg) (http://www.peterschreyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/112.jpg)
Acrylic on Canvas, 200x165cm


THE RED STEARMAN, 2005

(http://i44.tinypic.com/k0m1pu.jpg) (http://www.peterschreyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/27.jpg)
Acrylic on Canvas, 120x100cm


THREE MEN, 2012

(http://i44.tinypic.com/vxffkp.jpg) (http://www.peterschreyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/36.jpg)
Acrylic and Wall-Paint on Canvas, 165x205cm


NO GUTS NO GLORY, 2007

(http://i39.tinypic.com/30dfbx4.jpg)
Acrylic on Canvas, 165x205cm (http://www.peterschreyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/93.jpg)

www.peterschreyer.com - Dream of Flying (http://www.peterschreyer.com/gallery/inside-out/canvas/dream-of-flying/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on November 08, 2013, 03:15:04 PM
 

:) Hi!

An other very beautifull comic book,

The Fourth Power by Juan Gimenez (firt edition 1989)
(painted in watercolor and indian ink)

Juan Gimenez which remains one of my comic strip designer favorite...

The history:

On the war-ravaged planet Alpha Nebulae, a fighter pilot named Mega mysteriously escapes
certain death when attacked by an enemy patrol.
So begins her perilous journey across enemy lines. Along the way, she saves a young doctor,
who was a member of a flight crew sent to rescue her.
The doctor reveals to Mega that shes of utmost importance to their leaders in connection with
the creation of a new weapon of incredible powera weapon that her burgeoning mental abilities will fuel.
They will stop at nothing to control herto control the Fourth Power.


Here some extract in English version:

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/1ereCouv-1_zps36abdc29.png)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-02_zps1f219991.png)(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-04_zps5d091a33.png)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-03_zpsf434b991.png)(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-05_zpsf3c616df.png)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-07_zps6766cdad.png)(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/TheFourthPower-08_zps592820d2.png)

You will not be disappointed, happy reading...  ;) ;) ;) ;)



Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on January 19, 2014, 11:26:45 AM
Another cartoonist once again:

Alex Toth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Toth)

Thunderjet, 1952

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2q9co03.jpg)

Written by Harvey Kurtzman and drawn by Alex Toth for FRONTLINE COMBAT #8.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2po3vy1.jpg)
...

(http://i41.tinypic.com/o0439t.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/122ovmw.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ddn6l2.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2v8lnwx.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/33epeys.jpg)
...

(http://i41.tinypic.com/28i3t3o.jpg)

More here (http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2013/07/thunderjet-revisited/), here (http://comixcube.com/2011/07/21/classroom-in-the-sky/) and here (http://spaceintext.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/f86-sabre-jet-harvey-kurtzman-alex-toth/).
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on January 23, 2014, 07:00:39 AM
Banksy

Twin Towers in Tribeca, 2013

(https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/12/28/c1/1228c1e4eeaddec9d7e8b9d56932b19e.jpg)

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-525d9586/turbine/la-et-cm-banksy-twin-towers-tribeca-20131015-001/600/600x378)

(http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/banksyart.jpg)

more on the Banksy in NY controversy:
nypost.com - How New York City erased Banksy by J. MacIntosh, October 17, 2013 (http://nypost.com/2013/10/17/elusive-banksy-unfazed-by-nypd-threats/)


Applause, 2010

(http://positivity.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/banksy-applause.jpg)


no title, 2011

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/-m2ZmrGoD3g0/TuPHwQohRlI/AAAAAAAAItU/r1ux6f_SaUc/s640/6488026435_0fc4f7b8a9_b.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zsWZIBCBb5o/TuNPTxV4DpI/AAAAAAAAIsc/LU7oOWxjx1g/s1600/Banksy+Liverpool+Streetartnews.jpg)


Part of the artwork, tongue-in-cheek approach as a comment on today's art scene/business:

Plane by Banksy Canvas Print

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2hd7knl.jpg)

Banksy Prints Description
    Museum-quality "Plane" canvas print by Banksy for home and business decor. All of our Banksy canvas prints are carefully made to order by our experienced staff. "TV Heads Dancing" by Banksy is stretched around the sides of the frame for a professional 3 dimensional gallery mounted finish. CanvasElite.com is a best place to buy canvas art prints at a great price. We offer a wide selection of modern, fine art and urban artwork for your satisfaction. CanvasElite.com also provides state of the art technology for you to create custom canvas prints from you personal gallery-just choose an image and we will do the work for you. Buy professional high quality giclee canvas prints from CanvasElite.com



banksy.co.uk (http://banksy.co.uk/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Malone on January 23, 2014, 08:09:18 AM
there used to be a site that had the entire Johnny Red comic series available, but it's since gone down. i downloaded it, but lost it all in a hard drive crash, couple years back...  :(
i'd give my left testicle to get that collection back in electronic format. lol....well, maybe not, but you get the sentiment... :D
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on January 23, 2014, 10:54:54 AM
reconnaissance aircraft by LimKis

(http://s27.postimg.cc/kyj079v37/reconnaissance_aircraft_by_Lim_Kis_small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

find it here:
http://limkis.deviantart.com/art/reconnaissance-aircraft-47324193 (http://limkis.deviantart.com/art/reconnaissance-aircraft-47324193)

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on January 30, 2014, 04:17:28 PM



 :) :) :) :) Hi to all!
  I present to you todays...

  Peter George Elson 1947-1998 (Painter - illustrator)
  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/00_PeterGeorgeElson1947-1998_zps6245d26a.png)

- Gallery:
  http://www.peterelson.co.uk/biography/index.php
 
  Died too early unfortunately...
  As one of my Favorite illustrators painters, his illustrations have rocked all my childhood until now,
  especially in this series of anticipation books  (rare and old now), as I recommend to every lover of
  beautiful spaceships and of science fiction...

- The Terran Trade Authority by Stewart Cowley (1978 - 1980) -

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/spacecraft2k_zps4f52d64a.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/starliners_zps142fad5e.png)
  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/greatspacebattles_zps54f2eddd.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/spacewreck_zps48ec9114.png)


- Here a glimpse of his airbrush painting and his immense talent:

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/03_PeterElson_RollingThunder_zps7304ca9e.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/04_PeterElson_IslandsInTheNet_zpse80add51.png)

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/05_PeterElson_WithAStrangeDevice_zps25418c24.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/06_PeterElson_WelcomeToMars026_zps47703bb0.png)

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/07_PeterElson_StarWatchman_zps9f8012dd.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/08-PeterElson_ToOpenTheSky_zpsdd367185.png)

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/09_PeterElson_ThePowerOfBlackness_zps94c77b81.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/10_PeterElson_TheMoonsOfJupiter_zps758b0fb5.png)

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/11_PeterElson_TheOutposter_zps968c1ea5.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/12_PeterElson_TheRimOfSpace_zpsc87ad5ad.png)

  (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/13_PeterElson_PiratesOfTheAsteroids_zps01c92ddb.png) (http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/14_PeterElson_EthonOfAthos_zps4200a174.png)

  See you soon dear mates, with other illustrators in this series of books...

 ;) ;) ;) ;)



Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: BravoFxTrt on January 30, 2014, 04:19:41 PM
Very Cool!!
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 16, 2014, 05:32:38 AM
Luis Gispert

B-29 Stratofortress, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/templates_exhibit-e_com/a00ea8ac.jpg)
Chromogenic Print, 48 x 83 inches


B-17, 2008

(http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/templates_exhibit-e_com/31f2137a.jpg)
Chromogenic Print, 72 x 117 inches


Fat Hercules, 2014

(http://www.parisphoto.com/content/events_images/2604/file/lightbox/5315d7ad40f93luis-gispert-hercules-2014-c-print-48-x-73-inches-courtesy-david-castillo-gallery.jpg)
Chromogenic Print


Super Stratto, 2011

(http://www.art-mrkt.com/images/exhibitor_uploads/sf2011/super_stratto1(1).jpg)
Chromogenic Print, 48 x 77 inches



Globemaster Old Shaky, 2014

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qo71hOl589s/UxTCJ8GWtBI/AAAAAAAAeNs/0tJ1DDR0jZM/s1600/Gispert-Globemaster-2014-C-print-48-x-63-inches.jpg)
Chromogenic Print, 48 x 63 inches


Glider, 2013

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qPa6V6tn_gQ/UxTCL1_DtuI/AAAAAAAAeN0/TKN78c5dCQ0/s1600/Gispert-Glider-2013-color-photograph-48-x-77-inches-edition-of-6.jpg)
Chromogenic Print, 48 x 77 inches


davidcastillogallery.com - Luis Gispert (http://davidcastillogallery.com/luis-gispert/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on March 16, 2014, 06:12:51 AM
there used to be a site that had the entire Johnny Red comic series available, but it's since gone down. i downloaded it, but lost it all in a hard drive crash, couple years back...  :(
i'd give my left testicle to get that collection back in electronic format. lol....well, maybe not, but you get the sentiment... :D

I'm not familiar with the Johnny Red comic series but there is a website dedicated to it:

http://www.falconsquadron.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/ (http://www.falconsquadron.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/)

And they seem to have digitalized (all?)the albums which can be viewed here:

http://www.falconsquadron.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/?p=4#more-4 (http://www.falconsquadron.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/?p=4#more-4)







Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on March 16, 2014, 06:32:53 AM


 :) Hi!

I recommend this very beautifull comics by George Pratt, "Enemy Ace War Idyll",

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/enemyace_zpsa607c6c0.jpg



That looks very well painted!  8)

I just ordered a copy at Ebay.

Next week I'm the lucky owner.  :)

Good tip starfighter311.  :)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on March 16, 2014, 06:32:45 PM


 :) :) :) Hi! Uufflakke

  You will not be disappointed...
  Very nice comics, as they know make them in the 70's - 80's
  And I have yet many things in my musette bag...  :P


  PS:
  I am pleased to see this topic in permanent mode now,
  there are a lot of things to show and see...
  thank you the SAS team...

 ;) ;) ;) ;)



Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on March 16, 2014, 06:42:51 PM



Juan Gimenez, the comics albums "Ace de Pique" (spain)
http://www.bedetheque.com/serie-34808-BD-As-de-Pique__1.html
(I have not yet seen English or French edition for these albums)
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/starfighter311/JuanGimenez-AsdePique001_zpsed4a0525.png)



Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 17, 2014, 02:31:22 AM
Uffllakke-
Re  George Pratt, "Enemy Ace War Idyll",
I bought a copy of this on Starfighter's recommendation and was not dissapointed !
A very moving book with superb graphics.........enjoy  ;D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on March 20, 2014, 01:01:16 PM

Manolo Chrétien:

http://www.galerieleroyer.com/artiste.php?id=212&artiste=Manolo%20Chr%E9tien (http://www.galerieleroyer.com/artiste.php?id=212&artiste=Manolo%20Chr%E9tien)


(http://intranet.saintdizier.com/images/art/409-Phantomatic_Manolo_chretien_36x71_LO.jpg?i=1049579684)

(http://intranet.saintdizier.com/images/art/412-Vampire_Manolo_Chretien_36x71_LO.jpg?i=392517170]http://intranet.saintdizier.com/images/art/412-Vampire_Manolo_Chretien_36x71_LO.jpg?i=392517170)

(http://intranet.saintdizier.com/images/art/MANOLO4_lo.jpg?i=1100894820]http://intranet.saintdizier.com/images/art/MANOLO4_lo.jpg?i=1100894820)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 21, 2014, 08:52:23 AM

Manolo Chrétien:
http://www.galerieleroyer.com/artiste.php?id=212&artiste=Manolo%20Chr%E9tien (http://www.galerieleroyer.com/artiste.php?id=212&artiste=Manolo%20Chr%E9tien)
[...]

Printed on brushed aluminium - I'd love to see these 'aluminations' in real!

ALUMINATIONS JUSTE-CIEL - Tucson/AZ, 2008

(http://www.manolochretien.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/JUSTECIEL-MARINER.jpg)


His other series look stunning, too:

ALUMINATIONS NYC - Manhatten, 2011

(http://www.manolochretien.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NYCITILLUSION-6.jpg)

www.manolochretien.com (http://www.manolochretien.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on March 22, 2014, 08:44:49 AM
Uffllakke-
Re  George Pratt, "Enemy Ace War Idyll",
I bought a copy of this on Starfighter's recommendation and was not dissapointed !
A very moving book with superb graphics.........enjoy  ;D

Cheers

Alfie

Received my copy today!  :)  :P

Very well drawn/painted.

(http://s20.postimg.cc/863is06lp/DSCF2467.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/sdgykb42x/full/)
how to screenshot on windows (http://postimage.org/app.php)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on March 22, 2014, 08:45:59 AM

Illustration by M.C. Escher.

(http://s20.postimg.cc/u3ve81w8d/M_C_Escher.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/rmjn0scbt/full/)
screenshot program (http://postimage.org/app.php)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 28, 2014, 02:12:59 AM
(http://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2014-03/07/8825656-6-2.jpg&width=640&height=480&halign=l0&valign=t0&autosizefit=0)

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21583/lot/18/

Anyone got £1500 spare they could "lend" me.  :D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Metatron on March 28, 2014, 12:22:16 PM
Wow you guys have excellent taste. Everything you have posted is very original and powerful, not at all the boring paintings of 'lancasters at sunset' i was expecting.
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on April 12, 2014, 10:55:47 AM
from LIFE Photo Collection
Attack on Wake Island, October 05, 1943

(http://i48.tinypic.com/egr42h.jpg)
Credits: LIFE, Original ID: TimeLife_image_5924843

Thick cloud cover around pair of US Navy Douglas SBD "Dauntless" torpedo dive bombers en route to targets during bombing raid on Japanese-held Wake Island.


(http://i46.tinypic.com/2ex6539.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2l8b3t4.jpg)

(http://i45.tinypic.com/29cb5kx.jpg)

Google Cultural Institute - LIFE Photo Collection (https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/life-photo-collection)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: starfighter311 on April 12, 2014, 08:18:21 PM


Very beautiful photos

thank purgatorio

 ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on April 12, 2014, 08:20:20 PM
Epic shots. Thanks for posting. :)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on April 14, 2014, 05:58:47 PM

Even if you are not an aviation artist, but know how to work with Photoshop or
Gimp, anyone can create lovely works of art, just simply using your talent, imagination and
a few nice screenshots from your favourite flight-sim game... for example IL2+Mods.

Here is a good friend and artist named Roen who will demonstrate how simple it is for YOU to do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfMy0bSnEWI&list=UU-V36HD9yLutgFRaOMRrPlw&index=1&feature=plcp

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Bizu on April 15, 2014, 02:42:18 AM
Here is a good friend and artist named Roen who will demonstrate how simple it is for YOU to do it.

Didn't know you were a friend of Antonis.
Tell him I really admire his work :)
Title: The Siege of Malta
Post by: purgatorio on May 07, 2014, 01:19:58 PM
MALTA

Leslie Cole
Malta: A Few People Sleep Out among the Debris, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140920/large.jpg?action-d&cat=art)
Art.IWM ART LD 3550 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5296)

Night scene showing civilians sleeping among the ruins of their houses.


"It was on the night of June 10th ...

   ... that Italy declared war as from midnight. It was only at six o’clock that very evening that His Excellency had made a short broadcast which was not more ominous than expected. I recall that one of his points was that people should not withdraw their money from the Government Savings Bank.

   On Tuesday June 11th, we woke at 06.45 to the scream of the air raid siren. It is not a scream really, but quite a melodious pair of notes - a major third, I think. But, since it rises from a low note to a high one, and then warbles up and down continuously in a chromatic scale, it give the impression of a shriek. Probably this is emphasised psychologically, by the fact that its warbling note means danger. Indeed when with its steady note it announces “Raiders passed” it has quite a pleasant sound.

   On the first morning of the local war, the siren practically synchronised with a furious outburst of anti-aircraft fire all around us. We hurried into dressing gowns, and ran to the Crypt collecting the two frightened maids as we went. The fire was severe; windows and doors rattling, and the crump of bombs falling. There are three A.A. guns 600 yards away, clearly visible from our drawing-room windows, and indeed guns on all sides of us at about the same distance. I do not know how long the action lasted - perhaps 15 minutes. Ten planes, we were told, in two formations. We had 8 raids during that day, by far the worst being the last, when firing went on for about 30 minutes at about 7.30 p.m. It was a terrifying experience. I could hear bombs dropping. The sound is quite different from gunfire. It is a thick sound, and the word “crump” just describes it.

   Next day we found that a bomb had missed St. John’s Co-Cathedral by 20 feet, but fortunately did not explode. Since then we have had raids practically every day. The total to date is 53 in 22 days, and perhaps 5 days on which we have been exempt. In the first eight days we had 37 civilians killed and 112 wounded, as well as a few soldiers casualties."


From diary written by Reverend Reginald M. Nicholls, Chancellor of St.Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta  (http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/eyewitness1940.htm)between 10th June 1940 - 1st April 1942.


During World War II, Malta played an important role owing to its proximity to Axis shipping lanes. The bravery of the Maltese people during the second Siege of Malta moved King George VI to award the George Cross to Malta on a collective basis on 15 April 1942 "to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history". Some historians argue that the award caused Britain to incur disproportionate losses in defending Malta, as British credibility would have suffered if Malta surrendered, as Singapore had. A replica of the George Cross now appears in the upper hoist corner of the Flag of Malta. Malta achieved its independence on 21 September 1964 after intense negotiations with the United Kingdom.

The opening of a new front in North Africa in mid-1940 increased Malta's already considerable value. British air and sea forces based on the island could attack Axis ships transporting vital supplies and reinforcements from Europe. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, in command of Axis forces in North Africa, recognised its importance quickly. In May 1941, he warned that "Without Malta the Axis will end by losing control of North Africa".

The Axis resolved to bomb or starve Malta into submission, by attacking its ports, towns, cities and Allied shipping supplying the island. Malta was one of the most intensively bombed areas during the war. The Luftwaffe and the Regia Aeronautica flew a total of 3,000 bombing raids over a period of two years in an effort to destroy RAF defences and the ports. Success would have made possible a combined German—Italian amphibious landing supported by German airborne forces. It was never carried out. In the event, Allied convoys were able to supply and reinforce Malta, while the RAF defended its airspace, though at great cost in material and lives.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/29/media-29365/large.jpg)
A heavily bomb-damaged street in Valletta, Malta. This street is Kingsway, the principle street in Valletta. Service personnel and civilians are present clearing up the debris, 1 May 1942.
IWM (A 8701) (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205185686)


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/49/media-49512/large.jpg)
A view of Kingsway from the Post Reale, Valletta, showing the bomb damage incurred. On the right the ruins of the Opera House can be seen, April 1942.
IWM (GM 604) (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205206550)

from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malta_%28World_War_II%29).


Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on May 07, 2014, 03:03:59 PM
Frans Masereel (1889 – 1972):

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Masereel
Home: http://www.frans-masereel.de/14862_Works.html
see especially his "danse macabre"..
http://www.frans-masereel.de/15646_Danse_macabre.html

4 works:

(http://s3.postimg.cc/6dosis2s3/Apokalypse_unserer_Zeit.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s3.postimg.cc/f8q507l03/HZ_4013_small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s3.postimg.cc/3v33i3h1v/La_feuille_Illustr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s3.postimg.cc/a7i8rxk43/maser08.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on May 08, 2014, 03:26:15 AM
OT, but worth having a look:

Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926, Tyrol, Austria)
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albin_Egger-Lienz

"dedicated to the Nameless" 

(http://s4.postimg.cc/5oz9cmjil/Egger_Lienz_Den_Namenlosen_1914.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/lzzd8xw09/full/)
Title: MALTA
Post by: purgatorio on May 08, 2014, 04:34:02 AM
Rowland Hilder
Grand Harbour, Malta under air attack, 1942

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_1265.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/1265 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/1265)

An image illustrating Grand Harbour, Malta under air attack, for the series War in Pictures. As can be seen, Grand Harbour was the most heavily bombed location in Malta during the Second World War, (Malta being the most bombed country anywhere in the world per square mile) with most of its buildings reduced to rubble. In this image, a solitary figure looks on with binoculars at the dogfight going on in the sky whilst smoke billows from the harbour.

British-controlled Malta was protected by a limited military force, and was bombarded by Axis forces for two years, because of its strategically vital location in the heart of the Mediterranean. Whoever controlled Malta, would almost certainly control the Mediterranean and the outcome of the war in Southern Europe. Operation Pedestal, the most famous of a number of attempts to relieve British-controlled Malta took place in August 1942.



(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: MALTA
Post by: purgatorio on May 08, 2014, 04:40:44 AM
Dennis Barnham
Pilot, 601 Squadron RAF (Malta), obtained 5,5 victories, 1920–1981


Battle over Malta: Spitfire Attacking JU 88s but in a Dog-Fight with ME 109s, 1942

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_ld_3960_large.jpg)
Oil on canvas, 101.9 x 76.2 cm, IWM (Imperial War Museums) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/battle-over-malta-spitfire-attacking-ju-88s-but-in-a-dog-fi7284)


Self-portrait, 1942

(http://i60.tinypic.com/ehmzbq.jpg)


ww2today.com: Spitfire versus Me 109s over Malta, 21st April 1942 (http://ww2today.com/21st-april-1942-spitfire-versus-me-109s-over-malta)


Denis Barnham had arrived on Malta after flying off the USS Wasp” on the 20th April. With regular air attacks on the island it was not long before he was in action, scrambled to deal with the latest wave of bombers to appear. As usual they were heavily outnumbered:

    "We are climbing higher into a rusty purple void: in all this haze I can’t see the island or the sea, only the two Spitfires ahead of me and the glaring Cyclopian eye of the sun staring down at us. Fifteen thousand feet, still in haze – Gracie turning left. I follow in a long stern chase as we dive back in the direction we’ve come from. I stare through the windscreen at Gracie’s tiny Spitire closely followed by the C.O.’s, both turning slightly right in the distance. In front of the two retreating planes a faint brown trace of the island with bursting anti-aircraft shells is looming towards us. Gracie steepens his dive, continues turning. We are plunging vertically but I can see no enemy planes.

    There they are – Ju 88s, top plan view, five, seven, ten, twenty, thirty. No time to count. Still more appear, all sweeping closer. All sizes, extending in depth downwards like fishes in a tank; some very close, some far away below. Take one near the bottom. My Spitfire shudders as I fire two bursts of cannon into a cluster of bombers that get in the way. May have hit one. Can’t stop to look. My target is wheeling nicely into position.

    Ahhhhh! A huge part of a Ju 88, nose and engines, flashes out from under my left wing: must have been right on top of him! Gone now. Easing gently out of my dive, watching my graceful target flying backwards towards me, larger and larger in my gun-sight. Quick search in all directions: lots of 88s but no enemy fighters. Target’s wings overlapping my windscreen – I fire. A flash and a burst of smoke from his port engine.

    He rears up in front of me, steep turning left. Dash the man! Deflection inside his turn. Can only just do it. Fire again. He’s swerving to the right. Try for his starboard engine. Fire again and again.

    Black smoke puffs on my left wing; balls of orange fire flashing past my cockpit, crackling in my ears. I plunge left, looking back over my left shoulder, for who the hell’s hitting me? Nothing there – just an 88 hanging behind my tail. Can’t be him. Swerve back again. My own 88 has drawn away a bit; a pretty thing splaying two plumes of smoke that widen as they sweep back towards me, very pale machine and very close to the water. I wonder if it’s going to crash.

    109s! Two, head-on views, diving from my left, blinking with light. Curling blue tracers strand about me as I turn towards them. A third – got my sight on him for an instant before he went under my nose. Still turning hard left. My helmet’s too big for me. Turn pressure pulls it over my eyes. Can’t see. Stupid. Push it up and straighten out: that’s better.

    Two more 109s, from the right this time. Turn in towards them. Curl down on the last one. Can’t turn sharply enough. Damn the helmet! Another 109 below me. Drop on to his tail. I’ll get him all right. A gigantic shape, all rivets and oil streaks, the underside of a Messerschmitt, blots out the sky! Gone. But I’m still on a 109?s tail, it’s right there in front of me, pointing very slightly downwards. My aircraft shudders and shudders and shudders and shudders as I pour bullets and shells into it. It bursts with black smoke and topples over sideways."


Shortly afterwards Denis Barnham’s plane was hit and he prepared to bail out, only changing his mind at the last minute. He just managed to crash land his plane and avoid serious injury. He had survived his first 24 hours on Malta.


(http://ww2today.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Denis-Barnham-Spitfire-Malta.jpg)
Ground crew refuel a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC of No. 601 Squadron RAF, using four-gallon petrol tins, in a sandbagged revettment at Luqa, Malta,
while two armourers service the Spitfire's cannon. In the cockpit, conferring with other squadron personnel, is Flight Lieutenant Dennis Barnham.
[/size]

ww2today.com (http://ww2today.com/)
Malta Spitfire Pilot: Ten Weeks of Terror April-June 1942 by Denis Barnham

(http://coverart.oclc.org/ImageWebSvc/oclc/+-+966477852_140.jpg?SearchOrder=+-+OT,OS,TN,GO,FA)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on May 08, 2014, 05:41:27 AM
yes, I've always wondered why Nazis identified with his art  ;D

they misused his art and so they did with other artists too.
They were opportunists. And this special way he painted the rural population
was exactly the way they wanted to have the image of this people:
chunky, lusty, and most of all: earthy.
Hope I translated the correct words.  :-X
Title: MALTA
Post by: purgatorio on May 08, 2014, 06:54:10 AM
Leslie Cole
WAAC war artist, 1910 – 1976

Malta: The Harbour Barrage from the Upper Barracca, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140921/large.jpg)
Art.IWM ART LD 3550 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5297)

A view from the Upper Barracca over the Grand Harbour of Valletta under aerial bombardment at night. There are piles of rubble in the immediate foreground and a British Anti-Aircraft gun fires skywards from a gun emplacement in the centre of the composition. This emplacement and the smoke-filled Grand Harbour are visible through a large gap in the damaged wall of archways of the Upper Barracca. The night sky is illuminated by the moon, star shells, artillery and anti-aircraft fire.


St Lucius Street, Valletta: Moonlight alert. Maltese people running for shelter, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140911/large.jpg)
Art.IWM ART LD 3509 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5287)

Four civilians run for shelter across a rubble-strewn, bomb-damaged street. In the distance searchlights cross the night sky.


A Malta Dockyard: The underground church with Rear-Admiral Kenneth Mackenzie, Mrs Mackenzie, two children and sailors, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140899/large.jpg)
Art.IWM ART LD 3243 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5275)

A view of the church from the back. The room has a low, curved ceiling partially covered with corrugated iron and rough walls. There is an altar at the front. The vicar stands in front of the alter next to the organist. The congregation sits on benches with their backs to the viewer and is made up of a family at the front and uniformed sailors behind.


Malta: No Time to Lose - Soldier Dockers unloading a Convoy during a Raid, 1943

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/140/media-140906/large.jpg)
Art.IWM ART LD 3257 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5282)

A daylight scene of frantic dockside activity. Helmeted dockworkers on the left take hold of a swinging load of white sacks being unloaded from the side of a merchant ship in the background. Several sacks are strewn around their feet. On the right another soldier hauls on a rope, guiding a loading net full of boxes down towards a second team of dockers. In the centre stands a figure, stripped to the waist, issuing orders. Puffs of smoke from anti-aircraft fire can be seen in the sky, upper left.

Malta’s position mid-Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy made it vulnerable to attack. British efforts to re- supply Malta were at particular risk: during Operation Pedestal, a convoy bound for Malta from Gibraltar in August 1942, half the merchantmen were sunk by enemy attack. In 1943, when Leslie Cole visited Malta, the devastated island was still subject to air-raids and alerts as the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Italian mainland got underway. Some of Cole’s drawings in Malta show people sheltering from attack in underground shelters and running for cover. This painting of dock-workers has an urgency often found in his work, but the image has an almost theatrical air, with the central figure orchestrating the scene as if conducting a symphony. In this case the danger of the scene is subordinate to its mesmerising pattern, punctuated by the strange helmet-carapaces.



Leslie Cole

Cole had been a highly productive war artist in the Second World War, having assiduously courted the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC), chaired by Sir Kenneth Clark, for opportunities to work as an official war artists. His commitment to this project eventually resulted in a series of commissions in Malta, France (working alongside the Royal Marine Commandos), Greece, Germany, Burma, Malaya, Singapore and elsewhere. Particularly powerful were his visual portrayals of Belsen concentration camp that included harrowing views of prisoners of war, the death pits and the women’s compound and of Japanese prisoner of war camps in Singapore, where he portrayed the conditions of women and children.

Cole had trained at Swindon Art School and the Royal College of Art, London, where his studies included mural painting, lithography and fabric printing. [...] Following the outbreak of war he joined the RAF but was discharged on grounds of ill health. In his efforts to gain the attention of the WAAC he undertook trips on a Hull trawler involved in minesweeping and coastal defence duties and a destroyer guarding a convoy to Gibraltar. Early WAAC commissions were juggled with leave of absence from Hull College of Arts & Crafts. However, continued employment at the latter compromised Cole’s opportunities for War Artists’ commissions, resulting in the tendering of his resignation in 1944. In this period he held an honorary commission as a captain with the Royal Marines and was a salaried war artist.

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Self portrait, 1958

from University of Brighton Faculty of Arts: Leslie Cole, 1910-1976 (http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/faculty-of-arts-brighton/alumni-and-associates/associates-and-alumni/graphic/cole,-leslie-1910-1976)


more from Leslie Cole... (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?f%5B0%5D=makerString%3ACole%2C%20Leslie&query=)
Title: MALTA
Post by: purgatorio on May 08, 2014, 08:09:06 AM
Leslie Cole
Malta: Fighters take off from Luca's bombed runway, 1943

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Art.IWM ART LD 3554 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/5300)

A row of Spitfires line the edge of the bombed runway, as two planes take off through large clouds of smoke and flames.
Title: MALTA
Post by: purgatorio on May 11, 2014, 10:20:40 AM
Operation PEDESTAL, August1942

John Hamilton
Survivors. HMS Ledbury rescued 44 men from the merchantman SS Waimarama, Pedestal convoy 1942, 1972

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IWM ART LD 7435 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12027)
A reconstruction of a scene during Operation Pedestal in the Mediterranean near Malta. The Royal Navy vessel HMS Ledbury, shown from the stern end, takes on board survivors of a sunken merchant ship, parts of which are engulfed in flame and smoke.


Operation Pedestal - Saving Malta (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2289714.stm)
Text from BBC News

For two years, the Italian forces bombarded Malta, protected by a limited military force. Convoys of supplies were picked off one by one as they approached. One of the worst single losses came on 13 November 1941 when the Ark Royal, a modern aircraft carrier, was torpedoed and sunk.

By the summer of 1942, King George had already awarded Malta the George Cross for the bravery of its civilians. But military planners knew Malta would be forced to surrender if fuel, grain and ammunition did not get through before the end of August.

Operation Pedestal would involve 14 merchant vessels guarded by 64 warships, almost more than the current Royal Navy has in active service. Britain had improved the odds slightly with a number of successful runs by aircraft carriers to deliver more air support to Malta. But waiting to greet the flotilla were Italian and German air forces based in Sardinia and Sicily, and u-boats prowling the depths.


John Hamilton
The Glenorchy is Spotted, Pedestal Convoy, 13th August 1942, 1972

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Art.IWM ART LD 7436 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12028)
The British merchant vessel Glenorchy at sail at night, shown port side on and illuminated by the bright searchlight beam of a German U-boat.


John Hamilton
Malta Convoy. SS Brisbane Star and SS Rochester Castle, 1972

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Art.IWM ART LD 7437 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12029)
Two British merchant ships, SS Brisbane Star and SS Rochester Castle, are under attack from German dive-bombing aircraft. The two vessels are shrouded in smoke and plumes of sea water as a result of the explosions of bombs.


Within 24 hours disaster had struck when a U-boat slipped around four destroyers to torpedo HMS Eagle, one of the three aircraft carriers in the formation. Within six minutes she sank, taking 160 men and a large part of the air defences with her.

Many of the attacks were against the SS Ohio, an American oil tanker essential to the mission's success. Ohio was torpedoed on 12 August and then caught by two more bombs the following day. Although crippled, she did not immediately sink, giving the forces one last chance to bring her in. HMS Ledbury, working with other warships, came alongside.


John Hamilton
The Gallant Ohio, 1972

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Art.IWM ART LD 7438 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/12029)
The large merchant oil tanker SS Ohio and three accompanying Royal Navy warships are under aerial attack from German planes. The vessels are shrouded in plumes of sea water from the explosions of bombs.


Through a combination of trial, error and sheer determination, the ships succeeded in propping up the Ohio and towing her into port before she could be hit again. As the Ohio was dragged into Valletta Grand Harbour, the sailors were greeted by scenes of jubilation on the medieval battlements around the capital. Malta knew it had been saved.

Within months, the Axis powers had effectively given up trying to take Malta and the way was open for the Allies to go on the offensive.

Peter Smith, author of the definitive book on Operation Pedestal, said that the mission's importance could not be underestimated:

"It was one of the small number of operations of the Second World War where you can say,
without a doubt, that it alone made a difference,"


said Mr Smith. read more... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2289714.stm)


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IWM (A 11194)
Preliminary movements: 3-10 August 1942: HMS VICTORIOUS underway with the convoy. The tanker OHIO can be seen off VICTORIOUS' starboard quarter.


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HU 47560
12 August: Evening Air and Submarine Attacks: The Italian submarine AXUM's torpedo strikes the tanker OHIO on her port side.


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13 August: Air Attacks: Damage to the deck of the tanker OHIO sustained when an enemy aircraft crashed on her upper deck.


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IWM (GM 1505)
The damaged tanker OHIO, supported by Royal Navy destroyers HMS PENN (left) and HMS LEDBURY (right), approaches Malta after an epic voyage across the Mediterranean as part of convoy WS21S (Operation Pedestal) to deliver fuel and other vital supplies to the besieged island. OHIO's back was broken and her engines failed during earlier German and Italian attacks. Because of the vital importance of her cargo (10,000 tons of fuel which would enable the aircraft and submarines based at Malta to return to the offensive), she could not be abandoned. In a highly unusual manoeuvre, the two destroyers supported her to provide buoyancy and power for the remainder of the voyage. The OHIO's captain was subsequently awarded the George Cross. The OHIO itself was sunk outside the harbour after discharging its cargo.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/29/media-29567/large.jpg)
5 August: The arrival of the OHIO at Malta: The damaged tanker OHIO, with destroyers alongside, moving slowly through the minefield outside Grand Harbour, Valletta. The ship reached Malta safely after being torpedoed and attacked from the air.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/37/media-37927/large.jpg)
IWM (GM 1480)
The damaged tanker OHIO, supported by Royal Navy destroyers, approaches Malta.


Wikipedia - Operation Pedestal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pedestal)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 04, 2014, 07:18:38 AM
Julie Taymor
Strawberry Fields Forever (from "Across the Universe"), 2007

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http://youtu.be/n79B3FHi0Fs?t=1m48s

Wikipedia.org - Across the Universe (film) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe_%28film%29)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on June 22, 2014, 01:40:17 AM
wow. Ghost129er posted this short film in this topic. (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=41370.0) All credit for pointing it out goes to him!


Damian Nenow
Paths of Hate, 2010

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CATEGORY:  Short animated film
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION:  Poland
YEAR OF PRODUCTION:  2010
RUNNING TIME:  10 min.



SYNOPSIS
Focus on fight. The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as
well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether
two people are involved or millions. what remains are only
scars – bloody traces, Paths of Hate. “Paths of Hate” is a short
tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul
and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind
hate, fury and rage. Falling into that abyss inevitably leads
to downright destruction and extinction.

GENESIS
Having made a funny film “The Great Escape” I wanted to
create an equally surreal but much more dynamic and serious
action film. I wanted to create a short film that would not
be yet another subversive anecdote that are in abundance
among short animated films – says Damian nenow director
and screenwriter – I have always been fascinated with eve-
rything that rises up in the air. I could not imagine a topic
more exciting than a duel of two fighter planes “Paths of
Hate” was to be a poster-like film in its assumption; a short
film that does not tell a story, does not analyze but shouts
out an uncomplicated slogan that motivates a viewer to
reflect for a moment. It was to be a piece of a larger story
into which a viewer falls in the middle of the plot. I wanted
“Paths of Hate” to be more than yet another show-off of
technical capabilities, filled with huge fighting robots or
trolls. I decided that an uncomplicated illustration of one
of humanity’s fundamental problems: a tendency for point-
less hate will be an ideal choice for my “poster” short film.

VISUAL/ARTISTIC CONCEPT
“Paths of Hate” is a film filled with spectacular and visually-
attractive scenes of aerial fight scenes. In its construction,
particular narration and, most of all, in its innovative and
technically-advanced stylization of the images based on 3D
graphics, it resembles an action comic book put in motion.
Having talked to Tomek Baginski I tried to set the world
of “Paths of Hate” in a highly stylized artistic convention.
In 2006 the first trailer was produced, it was at the same
time a technology test. Comic-book stylization hit the nail
on the head. I decided that the drawing-like line ideally fits
the surreal duel scenes and gives the film freshness and
distinguishes it from among photo-realistic 3D animations. –
Damian Nenow

PRODUCTION
The making of a ten-minute-long film turned out to be a far
greater challenge than I had initially anticipated. The rapidly
produced trailer and my previous film “The Great Escape”
gave me an illusive conviction that a film about two planes
in the clouds could be made quickly and painlessly without
engaging a large team of people. I was very much mistaken.
During the production of the film I underwent several stages
in life. I did not manage to finish the film at first take – says
Damian Nenow.

MUSIC
“Paths of Hate” is an audiovisual creation in the fullest mean-
ing of the word. I design my films from the very beginning,
assuming that music and sound are no less than a half of
the final effect. nevertheless, I never expected a true rock
hit to be created for my film. Almost a year before the works
on the film finished, Jaros?aw wójcik from the Genetix stu-
dio presented me with a working version of the music and
the final song “Paths of Hate”. The song not only perfectly
illustrates the narration and the dramatic aspects of the
film, but also adds a completely new quality to it keeping
viewers at the edge of their seats. A very important role is
played by sound effects – Damian nenow says.
The sound for “Paths of Hate” was being created for
3 months. It was a slow process as animation provides
vast opportunities for sound.
In the conversations with the director we found out what
his general expectations regarding specific elements and
the sound were. when working, we used various sound ef-
fects. Those were sounds as obvious as plane engine sound,
shots and ricochets but also specially transformed sounds
of a chimpanzee or roars of wildcats – maciej T?gi says.
Thanks to the combined layers we could then freely ma-
nipulate the whole of the sound during the final recording –
Jaros?aw wójcik ( Genetix Sound Studio ) – Our priority, when
it came to sound, was emphasizing the dynamic character
and the pace of the picture and conveying the fury of main
characters. we also tried to make the sound help viewers
find themselves in the space they are being transferred to
by the images which very frequently change very fast.


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The making of you can see here in this video captured at the Siggraph 2011.
Where the director Damian Nenow explains about where his inspiration came from, cloud simulation, 3D rendering of the cockpit etc.:

http://motionographer.com/features/damian-nenow-at-siggraphpaths-of-hate/ (http://motionographer.com/features/damian-nenow-at-siggraphpaths-of-hate/)

To me 'the making of' are usually more interesting than the actual film.  :D

It looks like they used a simulator but the studio created everything themselves.

(http://s20.postimg.cc/lj84rtf8t/Paths_of_Hate_Animation.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/o0jvz2z55/full/)

www.platigeshorts.com (http://www.platigeshorts.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 17, 2014, 01:31:52 AM
Federico Calandria
Guerra Por La Paz, 2013

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http://crtr.co/ekf
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 17, 2014, 01:58:23 AM
Matthew Schofield
A Visit To A War Museum, 2013

(http://i57.tinypic.com/13zd7aw.jpg)
http://crtr.co/ffw

matthewschofield.com (http://matthewschofield.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 17, 2014, 08:51:17 AM
Jake & Dinos Chapman
The Axminster of Evil, 2008

Jake & Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality. read more ... (http://whitecube.com/artists/jake_dinos_chapman/)

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jakeanddinoschapman.com (http://jakeanddinoschapman.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 17, 2014, 09:19:19 AM
Nadav Kander
Priozersk II, (Tulip in Bloom), Kazakhstan 2011

(http://www.flowersgallery.com/extras/ImageResizer.ashx?width=1200&height=900&file=%2fmedia%2f224946%2fPriozersk+II%2c+(Tulip+in+Bloom)%2c+Kazakhstan+2011.jpg)

Rooted in an interest in the ‘aesthetics of destruction,’ Nadav Kander’s most recent project Dust explores the vestiges of
the Cold War through the radioactive ruins of secret cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia.
read more ... (http://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/flowers/2014/nadav-kander/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on September 23, 2014, 09:28:42 AM
Terence Cuneo:

(http://s30.postimg.cc/yfwx4x6pd/Terence_Cuneo_INF3_45_Aircraft_attack_British.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


find some of his beautiful paintings here:
https://www.google.at/search?hl=de&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=919&bih=659&q=Terence+Cuneo+art&oq=Terence+Cuneo+art&gs_l=img.3..0i19.1777.5410.0.5609.9.3.2.4.5.0.81.226.3.3.0....0...1ac.1j2.53.img..3.6.235.BSY2hqOtA0I#q=Terence+Cuneo+art&hl=de&tbm=isch&tbs=isz:l
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on September 23, 2014, 09:44:21 AM
Deborah Simon:

(http://s11.postimg.cc/5ws4x0b1v/Deborah_Simon_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/rj75e19m7/full/)

(http://s11.postimg.cc/4j0i1pbsj/Deborah_Simon_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/lwasgk73j/full/)

(http://s11.postimg.cc/f7490jlrn/Deborah_Simon_4.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/vuvr31gj3/full/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 11:58:10 AM
Great input, Gerax!  :D

Deborah Simon
Flock, 2013

(http://www.deborahsimon.net/images/flock/Flock-page.jpg)


Deborah Simon: My work walks the line between taxidermy, toy and sculpture. Each animal is meticulously fabricated to create an unnervingly accurate but slightly off version of the natural animal. Evolution has always held a particular fascination for me, informing how I create and group the animals in my work. As I’ve read and dug through museum collections to research my pieces, western science’s mania for labeling, codifying and collecting has stood out. Most of this categorizing bears little resemblance to how animals and plants exist out in the natural world and I find this disconnect fascinating.

vimeo.com: STUDIO VISIT INTERVIEW WITH STYLE CURATOR NATALIE KATES (http://vimeo.com/90462608)

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deborahsimon.net (http://www.deborahsimon.net/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 12:41:38 PM
Artist unknown
Goering proudly boasting, 1940-1944

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_1434.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/1434 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/1434)

A three-part cartoon – the first of which depicts Goering proudly boasting that not a single allied aircraft will fly over the Reich territory; the second, British bombers attacking German industrial targets and the third a deflated looking Goering sitting amongst the rubble of a factory, listening to a loud-speaker giving the all-clear.
The artist has made a note that the focus is on ‘German military targets.' Bomber Command was keen to emphasise that they partook solely strategic bombing, although in reality accuracy could not be that precise, particularly with night-time bombing.



Artist unknown
RAF cartoon, 1939-1945

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0562.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/562 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/562)

An three-piece illustration from Book ‘C', Boys' Adventure Stories. The first image depicts a pilot about to board his Mosquito, which is being made ready for operation by ground crew. The second image depicts RAF Spitfires flying out of the sky to successfully shoot down enemy bombers. The third image depicts an RAF Mosquito, having just dropped its bomb load, with a large bomb-blast visible in the background.


Artist unknown
Crew of a merchant ship, 1942

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0875.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/875 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/875)

Series of nine realistic drawings, illustrating the crew of a merchant ship fire-fighting as the result of aerial bombardment, then hitting a mine. The crew abandon ship, then re-board to save the ship, and are towed into harbour, where the precious cargo of tanks is unloaded.


Artist unknown
Guarding African skies, Date unknown

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0384.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/384 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/384)

An extremely colourful Colonial poster, depicting a British Hurricane fighter flying unfeasibly low and out of proportion to the African street that it is ‘guarding'. This poster, designed for African consumption, is painted in a typically bright ‘African' style.


Artist unknown
Preparation for an allied aircraft drop, Date unknown

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_1808.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/1808 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/1808)

Image for a series on the resistance movement, with three pictures illustrating the marking of a site with a large paper arrow, in preparation for an allied aircraft drop.


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 12:50:00 PM
Reginald Mount

Having worked as a designer for various advertising agencies in the 1930s, Mount joined the Ministry of Information at the outbreak of the Second World War. During 1939-45 Mount, working with designer Eileen Evans, produced many posters for campaigns varying from security and salvage to road safety and the renowned anti-VD campaign of 1943-44.


Fritz in Nazi bomber, 1942

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Catalogue ref: INF 3/1421 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/1421)

The caption on the image reads: ‘Fritz in Nazi bomber'. The cartoon depicts determined (but subservient) looking German air force men flying towards Britain (note the map in their hands) as the evil-looking animated fire-bomb Fritz sits back, relaxes and awaits his opportunity to cause a fire storm.


Fire-bomb Fritz, 1942

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_1426.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/1426 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/1426)

Experimental drawing for ‘Fire-bomb Fritz', an animated incendiary bomb whose expression – comic, rather than terrifying – was intended to reassure people of the harmlessness of incendiaries if tackled in time – see accompanying illustration in INF 3/1425 for Colonel Stirrup Pump.


Hawker Hurricane cradled in a human hand, Post-1941

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0328.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/328 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/328)

This Soviet-style image depicts a Hawker Hurricane cradled in a human hand, which is emerging from below a sea horizon, with a sea foreground. This image was ‘No. 5' in a series of posters (the others included a tank, lorry and parcels), designed possibly for British factories, but more likely for export to the Soviet Union, as the finished design is accompanied by Russian text.
In 1942 Lord Beaverbrook had returned with a collection of original Soviet posters, which were published, with English translations, in British factories and the British looked to provide posters in return.
The hand represents the British merchant navy carrying war supplies to ‘Russia', in this instance a Hawker Hurricane. The Hawker Hurricane equipped numerous Soviet squadrons at a time when industrial production was dislocated by the German onslaught.



(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:00:17 PM
Reginald Mount
Wing Commander H.I Edwards, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0432.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/432 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/432)

Hughie Edwards' Bristol Blenheim IV is shown flying at very low- level in order to prosecute his attack more effectively. Whilst the main object of low-level flying is provide cover for an aircraft on its approach to the target, there are still many risks at flying such heights. Consequently Edwards' Victoria Cross was a just reward for his deeds.


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_transcript.htm) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_2.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_2_transcript.htm)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_3.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_3_transcript.htm) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_4.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_4_transcript.htm)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_5.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_5_transcript.htm)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:04:53 PM
Artist unknown
Flying Officer K. Campbell, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0424.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/424Links to the Catalogue

The height at which Campbell attacked the German ships in Brest harbour, as shown in this image, does not really portray what must have been a highly courageous act. The speed of the Bristol Beaufort and its proximity to the water during the attack can only really be imagined.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_4890_96J.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_4890_96J_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:41:06 PM
O'Connel
Lieutenant Commander E. Esmonde, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0447.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/447 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/447)

Flying an obsolete aircraft into a torrent of enemy fire requires a single-mindedness that few pilots have shown. Although his attack was doomed to failure, Eugene Esmonde still attacked the German battleship in this supreme sacrifice.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/ADM_1_2460.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/ADM_1_2460_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:44:59 PM
Artist unknown
Flying Officer DE Garland & Sergeant T. Grey, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0409.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/409 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/409)

A number of Victoria Crosses were bestowed for acts performed during the defence of France and Belgium in May/June 1940. The operation for which Garland and Grey received their awards was known to be extremely hazardous from the outset, the crews having drawn lots to see who would take part. With an 80% casualty rate from the five aircraft which took part in the attack on the Albert Canal, this image doesn't convey the very real danger these men where in.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/zj_1_937.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/zj_1_937_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:52:24 PM
Artist unknown
Sergeant J Hannah, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0419.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/419 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/419)

John Hannah was only a young man when he attempted to fight a fire inside his Handley Page Hampden. Such was the restricted space in the Hampden; it was nick-named the “Flying Suitcase”! Note the section of Hannah's recommendation, which describes the heat of the fire as ‘completely roasting the aircraft's two carrier pigeons'.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_18C.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_18C_transcript.htm)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_Phot_Hannah.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_Phot2_Hannah.jpg)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_Phot3_Hannah.jpg)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
O'Connell
Acting Wing Commander H.G. Malcolm, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0467.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/467 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/467)

Malcolm's Bristol Blenheim IV surrounded by a large number of German fighter aircraft on 4 December 1942, as mentioned in his citation.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_4890_62C.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_4890_62C_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 01:59:40 PM
Artist unknown
Squadron Leader J.D. Nettleton, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0451.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/451 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/451)

The Augsburg raid is justly famous in the annals of Bomber Command, not only because it was undertaken in daylight but also for the skill and determination shown by John Netteleton in his Avro Lancaster.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/zj_1_959.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/zj_1_959_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 02:04:44 PM
Sax
Sergeant A.J Ward, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0435.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/435 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/435)

Lying on the wing of his Wellington bomber, Ward is attempting to put out the fire spreading to the engine using a canvas engine cover. To clamber from the interior of a burning aircraft, onto the wing, over the ocean, initially without a parachute and to then fight a fire requires a special kind of courage and determination.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_WARD.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_WARD_transcript.htm) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_5686_2_WARD.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_5686_2_WARD_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 02:13:13 PM
Artist unknown
Aircraftsman Frost & Leading Aircraftsman Campion, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0480.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/480 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/480)

To vacate a burning aircraft is one thing, but to enter one already engulfed in flames, takes a certain type of courage. This picture does not convey the immense heat that Campion and Frost must have endured to perform their rescue.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_9317.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_9317_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on September 23, 2014, 02:17:36 PM
Artist unknown
Leading Aircraftsman Osborne, 1943

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/INF3_0479.jpg)
Catalogue ref: INF 3/479 (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=INF3/479)

Osborne appears here fighting one of the many fires for which he was to receive the George Cross.

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_4857.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_4857_transcript.htm) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_4857_2.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_4857_2_transcript.htm)

(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/pics/works/AIR_2_4857_3.jpg) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/popup/AIR_2_4857_3_transcript.htm)


(https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/images/global/hdr-logo.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/img/navigation/theartofwarnav.gif) (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 01, 2014, 06:11:35 AM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/34129fb2f8d3f2fad897f8c924785f4b_zpsa8b7d9e4.jpg)

Air Raid by Cyril Powers 1935
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: VF111Sundowner on October 01, 2014, 01:36:01 PM

  MAN the grapes on Sergeant A.J Ward!!!!
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 03, 2014, 09:17:57 AM
Beautiful find! Actually the first time I came across Vorticism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorticism). Thanks, Alfie Noakes!  :)


Cyril Power
Air Raid, 1935

(https://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC178912.jpg)
Air Raid by Cyril Powers 1935

Air Raid: Dr Brett Holman, airminded.org (http://airminded.org/2013/10/14/air-raid/): Cyril Power, Air Raid (1935): British biplanes tangling with an unidentified enemy against a smoke-filled sky.

It is tempting, given the date, to see this as an air raid of the next war, especially given Power's marked interest in machines and speed and influence by Futurism and Vorticism. But it could just as well be an air raid of the last war. Power, then an architect and a lecturer, joined the RFC in 1916 and was put in charge of the repair workshops at Lympne, a transit point for aircraft going to and from the Western Front. Judging from his AIR 76, he arrived after the daylight Gotha raid on the airfield on 25 May 1917 (as well as the riot at nearby Hythe), but he would have been familiar with British bombers passing through. Power's partner, Sybil Andrews, also had some aeronautical experience as she had been a welder in a factory making parts for Bristol (possibly for the all-metal M.R.1, but that's a guess as details are sketchy).

It's probably both. Or neither. It's still a striking evocation of speed, violence and, well, power.


airminded.org (http://airminded.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 21, 2014, 04:11:53 AM
Replete
graffiti artist

Red, White and Blew The Money, 2012

(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-1920/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/20/1413812099106/2e9bd239-a061-4278-8ee7-c2e9041f8fea-2060x1389.jpeg)

New graffiti illusion of an F15 jet fighter made of folded $20 bills painted in a derelict printworks in Leeds UK on several layers of clingfilm spread 20 feet apart and the bombs are painted anamorphically on the floor inbetween. A world's first combining these illusionary techniques.
 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mazxSqIvzE



The Full Package: Interview with Replete by the Street Art Curator (http://thestreetartcurator.wordpress.com/) on behalf of GSA (http://blog.globalstreetart.com/).

I have been painting on and off for around 15 years, during the second era of the hip hop movement starting back in 1992. Everything began with the creative process, I always found myself writing and drawing on every surface available, and this was apparent throughout my childhood. The themes mostly during the younger days were usually associated with sci-fi movies or television shows such as Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica much of where my inspiration comes from even today. read more ... (http://blog.globalstreetart.com/post/39919459601/replete)



Flight Of The Folding Money, 2012

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/7297592476_6ff178c32c_z.jpg)

Optical illusion sculpture of a F-22 Raptor jet fighter in origami formed from dollar bills. Spraypainted on several layers of clingfilm in an abandoned printworks in Leeds.

http://youtu.be/k2yEqt7VXdg

Here's the pencil sketches that helped create the sculpture:


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6982694633_c1bce862ec.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6834004836_b94da89352.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6979857517_a338791a5b.jpg)


Goodbye Red, White and Blue Monday!, 2013

(http://oi59.tinypic.com/347zple.jpg)

Illusion of an origami bomb being ridden in a derelict dye works in Leeds. Spray painted across several layers of cling film spread 20 metres apart.
A tribute to Kubrick's Dr Strangelove and Breakfast Of Champion by Kurt Vonnegut. Two of my favourite films and books.

 
http://youtu.be/uKu3g521QDw


www.repletes.net (http://www.repletes.net/)
flickr.com - replete (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/replete1/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Knochenlutscher on October 21, 2014, 06:49:10 AM
Cool stuff in the art section,
but one thing from first Semester in art-history, Powers "Air Raid" is no way futurism.
Futurism was at the time of creation a sort of wreck of the past, only a handfull artist pledging alliance to the
style. lives by visualising, capturing motion, aiding a bit surealism, the
 tendency to study material, technology, physics, how things work.

Powers print is full of expression, tension, hence you can state it expressionism, with a touch
of abstracting. The motive is poster like, no need for bad words, perfect, it resembles the message.

I pledge allegiance to Powers work, as it is done free from the hip on 3 linol plates, cutting that stuff free-style is
 awesome and insane, as you might think triple, knowing where to cut what on each plate.
Free-style without help is in my eyes art, everything else is decoration.
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on October 21, 2014, 06:57:29 AM
Found this pic in a flickr gallery, sadly no detailed info.

P-51:

(http://s10.postimg.cc/k4fsujgqh/P_51.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Knochenlutscher on October 21, 2014, 12:01:14 PM
Great Find, Thanks for tracking up the artist
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on October 21, 2014, 12:13:57 PM
(http://www.lost-painters.nl/wp-content/uploads/Co-Westreik-Zwemmer-Olieverf-en-tempera-op-doek.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on October 21, 2014, 02:41:51 PM
Stephen Barnes - The Art of Engineering (http://engineeringart.io/)  :D

Thanks for the info purgatorio!  ;)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on October 23, 2014, 07:11:09 AM
"Return of the Meteor jets, Kimpo, Korea."
Oil on hardboard, 1953 by Ivor Hele.

(http://s8.postimg.cc/5zrel7ghx/RAAFMeteor.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
flew Meteors in Korea in 1952 and 1953.
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on October 23, 2014, 09:23:43 AM
War-time traffic on the river Thames:

"River Police at Waterloo Bridge during the Battle of Britain"
by John Edgar Platt , 1942

(http://s8.postimg.cc/omughzz9h/Platt_John_Edgar_Waterloo_Bridge.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on November 01, 2014, 10:03:31 AM
I know that Purgatorio is 50/50 about graphic novels....but I thought this image was quite strong  :)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/e0f7eb459a1239d2c3eff8408a72228d_zps7ff333ce.jpg)

nice angle, nice rain....

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on November 03, 2014, 06:28:51 AM
Judy/Dayroom by Don Weaver

(http://s29.postimg.cc/tao6fj75z/Don_Weaver_Judy_Dayroom.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

find more of his art here:
http://www.ugallery.com/ProductList.aspx?RC=1&Search=weaver

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on November 07, 2014, 08:35:19 AM
David Lozeau - Battle Of Midway

(http://s15.postimg.cc/429lj3m6j/David_Lozeau_Battle_Of_Midway_Web.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on November 24, 2014, 05:20:55 PM
Again Paul Nash: "Totes Meer".

(http://s11.postimg.cc/oprfgo7ar/Paul_Nash_1889_1946_Totes_Meer.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on December 19, 2014, 07:25:44 AM
Tullio Crali, an Italian futurism artist (1910-2000):

Quote
He is noted for realistic paintings that combine
"speed, aerial mechanisation and the mechanics
of aerial warfare"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullio_Crali

find his paintings with google Pics, below two of them:


(http://s15.postimg.cc/u6vi5yq6j/Tullio_Crali_1cs.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/x28lctu6j/Tullio_Crali_F122_0s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on December 19, 2014, 07:42:05 AM
read more about the
"Ialian Futurism 1909-1944, reconstructing of the universe"
here on Guggenheim site:
http://exhibitions.guggenheim.org/futurism/aeropittura/#4

And: enter "aeropittura" and search with google pics ..
you will find more of this exciting paintings ..  ;)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/3pre4eiob/futurism_aeropittura_crali_before_the_parachute.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/ri0pfxkp7/futurism_aeropittura_tato_flying_over_the_colise.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on December 19, 2014, 10:33:43 AM
Many Thanks Gerax for the link to this stunning exhibition......I have instantly ordered the book  ;D
Any idea if this show is coming to London/ Europe  in the near future ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on December 19, 2014, 10:35:17 AM
Quote
Any idea if this show is coming to London/ Europe  in the near future ?
no. :(
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on January 10, 2015, 04:50:31 PM
From the Futurist exhibition at the Guggenheim..........   " Aerial Battle over the Gulf of Naples " by Gerarado Dottori

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3a/5f/79/3a5f7999729e4d8ff3a5ade91708204b.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on January 13, 2015, 01:20:49 AM
I'd love to see these break into a gentle canter and take to the air........ ???

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/community/video/37429.evolution_of_the_strandbeests.htm?utm_source=tas&utm_medium=nl&utm_campaign=strandbeest

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: dietz on February 10, 2015, 01:22:08 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/jamesdietz/BoltFromtheBlue_zpsf40eb0cf.jpg) (http://s34.photobucket.com/user/jamesdietz/media/BoltFromtheBlue_zpsf40eb0cf.jpg.html)
Bolt from the Blue
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on February 25, 2015, 12:43:54 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ef/4b/0a/ef4b0ada4e14e8293f95846d02c6e7a4.jpg)

Pursuing a Taube by Christopher Nevinson, 1915.
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on February 25, 2015, 01:56:45 PM
The Art of Flight.
It is art and the end of a flight.  ;)

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Breugel or a follower

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Pieter_Bruegel_de_Oude_-_De_val_van_Icarus.jpg)
Title: DESIGN
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 06:17:05 AM
Inspired by Uufflakke ;D

DESIGN

It was not long ago that people could only dream of being able to fly.

The dream was the subject of great myths and stories such as that of Icarus and his father Daedalus and their escape from King Minos' prison on Crete.
Legend has it that they had difficulty with structural materials rather than aerodynamics.

A few giant leaps were made, with little forward progress. Legends of people attempting flight are numerous, and it appears that people have been experimenting with aerodynamics for thousands of years. Octave Chanute, quoting from an 1880's book, La Navigation Aerienne, describes how Simon the Magician in about 67 A.D. undertook to rise toward heaven like a bird. "The people assembled to view so extraordinary a phenomenon and Simon rose into the air through the assistance of the demons in the presence of an enormous crowd. But that St. Peter, having offered up a prayer, the action of the demons ceased..."

(http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/intro/history/images/icarus3.gif)
Picture from a woodcut of 1493.

In medieval times further work in applied aerodynamics and flight were made. Some rather notable people climbed to the top of convenient places with intent to commit aviation.

Natural selection and survival of the fittest worked very effectively in preventing the evolution of human flight.

(http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/intro/history/images/earlyattempts.gif)

As people started to look before leaping, several theories of flight were propounded (e.g. Newton) and arguments were made on the impossibility of flight. This was not a research topic taken seriously until the very late 1800's. And it was regarded as an important paradox that birds could so easily accomplish this feat that eluded people's understanding. Octave Chanute, in 1891 wrote, "Science has been awaiting the great physicist, who, like Galileo or Newton, should bring order out of chaos in aerodynamics, and reduce its many anomolies to the rule of harmonious law."

(http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/intro/history/images/Hawk.jpg)
A Galapagos hawk -- Photo by Sharon Stanaway

Papers suggested that perhaps birds and insects used some "vital force" which enabled them to fly and which could not be duplicated by an inanimate object. Technical meetings were held in the 1890's. The ability of birds to glide without noticeable motion of the wings and with little or negative altitude loss was a mystery for some time. The theory of aspiration was developed; birds were in some way able to convert the energy in small scale turbulence into useful work. Later this theory fell out of favor and the birds' ability attributed more to proficient seeking of updrafts. (Recently, however, there has been some discussion about whether birds are in fact able to make some use of energy in small scale air motion.)

(http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/intro/history/images/aspiration.gif)

The figure here is reproduced from the 1893 book, First International Conference on Aerial Navigation. The paper is called, "The Mechanics of Flight and Aspiration," by A.M. Wellington. The figure shows the flight path of a bird climbing without flapping its wings. Today we know that the bird is circling in rising current of warm air (a thermal).

... READ ON: Some historical notes on the history of aircraft and aerodynamics. (http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/intro/history/history.html) from Aircraft Design: Synthesis and Analysis (http://adg.stanford.edu/aa241/AircraftDesign.html) by Ilan Kroo


keptin, Los Angeles
"Basic Aircraft Design - Explained Simply, With Pictures", 2013

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2uy0h8m.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/GqLQktX.jpg)

The guide sometimes refers to KSP, Kerbal Space Program, a space flight simulator. http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/52080-Basic-Aircraft-Design-Explained-Simply-With-Pictures (http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/52080-Basic-Aircraft-Design-Explained-Simply-With-Pictures)
Title: Dendronautics
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 06:46:51 AM
Dendronautics
The science of accessing tropical forest canopy using airships or similar aerial platforms.

At present there are perhaps 100-1000 biologists worldwide actively involved in rainforest canopy exploration. Given that the canopy is so important in terms of its biodiversity, at first this number seems suprisingly low. However, it is important to realise that scientific research has been historically hindered by the problem of access. It is difficult to get safely and routinely to the canopy, especially the uppermost region - the "bright zone" that might be as high as 70 metres above the ground.   

In order to improve access, fixed-structures have be built, such as walkways, platforms and cable-systems, but these structures are  obviously restricted to predetermined locations. In recent years cranes (with rotating jibs) have been used to achieve greater canopy mobility, but they are also each limited to an survey radius of less than 50 metres. How is it is possible to access larger areas of canopy? Lots of biologists, architects and biologists have tried to tackle this problem over the past 50 years or so, with varying degrees of success.
- read more (http://www.dendronautics.com/)


Lena Herzog & Graham Dorrington
Airship, 2008

(http://www.theparisreview.org/il/d16778fae6/184_herzog_04_med.jpg)(http://www.theparisreview.org/il/301f8b5b5d/184_herzog_08_med.jpg)

Graham Dorrington is an Englishman who maintains a collec¬tion of antique farm tools, assembled by his late father. It contains some eight hundred pieces: sheep shears and dyke shovels, a horse-grooming scraper and a muck rake, a variety of manure knives, a bull nose ring, an assortment of turnip choppers, all manner of breastplows, and something called a wooden dibber. The tools are made of wood and iron; they are meant for working the ground; many of them depend, for their function, on com¬pliance with the downward drag of gravity; and their design has an earthbound, utilitarian simplicity. In all these ways, the tools reflect qualities that are exactly the opposite of Dorrington’s great passion and vocation, which is flying.

Dorrington is an aeronaut. At Queen Mary, University of London, he is a lecturer in aerospace design, and among his recent publications are articles titled “Rationale for Supersonic After-Burning Rocket Engines” and “Drag of a Spheroid-Cone Shaped Airship.” But what really keeps him busy is designing, building, and flying dirigibles—lighter-than-air vehicles—or as he prefers to call them, airships.

(http://www.theparisreview.org/il/19b275f408/184_herzog_01_med.jpg)

Dorrington went on: “Other balloonists apparently suffered similarly. After the success of his first flight in Scotland, James Tyler . . . was hounded out of Edinburgh when his second attempt to stage an ascent failed completely. These experiences suggest, therefore, that the pursuit of public lightness may lead to inner heaviness.”

Dorrington himself is not dissuaded by precedents, and his drawings in these pages are sketches for future projects in airship design and dendronautics. To Lena Herzog, Dorrington’s inventions, which exist at “the confluence of art and science,” have the quality of cabinets of wonder—“where genuine knowledge and the most fantastic dreams are made particular,” she says, “and they take my breath away.”


(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5010_t_08.jpg)
(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5015_t_08.jpg)
(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5020_t_08.jpg)
(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5025_t_08.jpg)
(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5030_t_08.jpg)
(http://www.lenaherzog.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/workslideshow/press-bookview/5035_t_08.jpg)

www.dendronautics.com (http://www.dendronautics.com/)
www.lenaherzog.com (http://www.lenaherzog.com/press/airship)
www.theparisreview.org - Airship (http://www.theparisreview.org/art-photography/5839/airship-lena-herzog-graham-dorrington)
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 07:21:44 AM
Marc Newson

Kelvin40 Concept Jet, 2003

(http://www.marc-newson.com/MasterImageLibrary/images/kelvin40_jet_001.jpg)

(http://www.marc-newson.com/MasterImageLibrary/images/kelvin40_jet_004.jpg)


Lockheed Lounge, 1986

(http://www.marc-newson.com/MasterImageLibrary/images/lockheed_lounge_001.jpg)

www.marc-newson.com (http://www.marc-newson.com)
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 07:30:22 AM
Concorde prototypes

(http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/09/28/paperconcorde460.jpg)

Concorde, that most charismatic of all civil airliners, always did look like a paper plane. Not just any old school playground paper dart, of course, but the most beautifully thought out and most aerodynamic aircraft possible, folded by the hands of brilliant, if still unsung, backbench aero-engineers.

Now we learn that Concorde engineers really did make paper aircraft at their drawing boards and workbenches, testing these outside the former British Aircraft Corporation workshops near Bristol during their lunch hours. Made of any scrap of paper or card available, these primitive, hand-propelled Concordes did their bit in the design process of the most famous, and dynamic, airliner of all.

www.guardian.co.uk - Concorde for sale, pre-folded. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2007/sep/28/concordeforsaleprefolded)


More on the Concorde HERE (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg309502.html#msg309502).
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 07:54:49 AM
Ray Bournon, George Miles
Miles M.39B Libellula

The M.39B Libellula (from Libellulidae, a taxonomic family of dragonflies) was a Second World War tandem wing experimental aircraft built by Miles Aircraft; a scale version of the M.39 design proposed by Miles to meet Air Ministry specification B.11/41 for a fast bomber. The M.39B was used by Miles to generate data from which the M.39 design was improved but the M.39 project was cancelled and the B.39B broken up. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.39B_Libellula


(http://i41.tinypic.com/sfknc8.jpg)


from Flight Magazine, 1944:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/sljh8p.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/28jutg4.jpg)
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 08:03:32 AM
Bell X-14

(http://up-ship.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/bell_x-14_2.jpg)


Grumman X-29

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Grumman-X29-InFlight.jpg/640px-Grumman-X29-InFlight.jpg)


Bell X-22

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/X-22a_onground_bw.jpg/598px-X-22a_onground_bw.jpg)


Doak VZ-4

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/VZ-4DA.jpg/635px-VZ-4DA.jpg)


Custer Channel Wing

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Custer_CCW-5_N5855V_%28rear%29_MAAM_Reading_PA_27.04.04R_edited-2.jpg/640px-Custer_CCW-5_N5855V_%28rear%29_MAAM_Reading_PA_27.04.04R_edited-2.jpg)


Vought-Sikorsky VS-300

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Sikorsky_vs-300.jpg)


Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake"

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Vought_V-173.jpg/640px-Vought_V-173.jpg)


Vertol VZ-2

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/Vertol_VZ-2_%28Model_76%29_NASA_GPN-2000-001732.jpg/600px-Vertol_VZ-2_%28Model_76%29_NASA_GPN-2000-001732.jpg)


Ryan VZ-3 Vertiplane

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Ryan_VZ-3RY_Vertiplane.jpg/594px-Ryan_VZ-3RY_Vertiplane.jpg)
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 09:56:13 AM
Štefan Klein, Juraj Vaculík
Aeromobil project

http://youtu.be/plNO7fntQkY
Promotional video edit of road&flying test - Official AeroMobil YouTube Channel (http://bit.ly/aeromobilcom)

"To its credit, it’s one of the most stylish and gorgeous drivable aircrafts produced to date."

- Tuan C. Nguyen, Smithsonian.com Read more ... (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/a-new-car-proves-it-can-fly-barely-3115043/#iz6BRtZzZRZJpAsS.99)


Aeromobil is a “flying car” that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. In terms of automobile configuration, it fits to a standard parking space, its engine enables it to tank at any gas station, it is fully accustomed to road traffic and as a plane it could both take off and land at any airport in the world.With its ambition to become a real “flying car”, the current version – Aeromobil 2.5 is a prototype of the third generation. Aeromobil 3 is stylish, comfortable for both the driver and passenger, and exceptionally combines the performance of a sports car with qualities of an „ultralight“. aeromobil.com- About (http://www.aeromobil.com/#url-about)


AeroMobil 1.0, 1990-94

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo1.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo2.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo3.jpg)


Aeromobil 2.0, 1995-2010

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo4.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo5.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo6.jpg)


AeroMobil 2.5 Tested pre-prototype, 2010-2013

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo7.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo8.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo9.jpg)


AeroMobil 3.0 Prototype, 2014

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/evo10.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/d_g.jpg)

(http://www.aeromobil.com/assets/gallery/f_g.jpg)

www.aeromobil.com (http://www.aeromobil.com/)
press.aeromobil.com (http://press.aeromobil.com/)
Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 10:39:56 AM
Goodyear Aircraft Company
Goodyear Inflatoplane, 1955

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mRSGfmWujA0/TE1tA1L2C2I/AAAAAAAAFLo/8-8JO4GHGb8/s1600/7a3162dddce6b636_large.jpeg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mRSGfmWujA0/TE1s8ZcB-jI/AAAAAAAAFLg/lBheX2e2EKY/s1600/b96ca2e6bae00cc1_large.jpeg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mRSGfmWujA0/TE1s3RbVTUI/AAAAAAAAFLY/shGo2NDavOE/s1600/2640d092e8d00e7c_large.jpeg)


The original concept of an all-fabric inflatable aircraft was based on Taylor McDaniel inflatable rubber glider experiments in 1931.

The Goodyear Inflatoplane was an inflatable experimental aircraft made by the Goodyear Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, well known for the Goodyear blimp. Although it seemed an improbable project, the finished aircraft proved to be capable of meeting its design objectives although its sponsor, the United States Army, ultimately cancelled the project when it could not find a "valid military use for an aircraft that could be brought down by a well-aimed bow and arrow."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Inflatoplane

(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/MechanixIllustrated/11-1958/plane_blows_up.jpg)
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/this-plane-blows-up/

http://youtu.be/gMXfyV_nJSI

pour15minutesdamour.blogspot.co.at - Search And Rescue (http://pour15minutesdamour.blogspot.co.at/2010/07/search-and-rescue.html)
fly.historicwings.com - The Inflatable Plane (http://fly.historicwings.com/2013/03/the-inflatable-plane/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 08, 2015, 11:56:30 AM
Yefim's ballon ride.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmkPdPjf5b8

15th century Russia

From the prologue of one of my favourite films....... "Andrei Rublev" by Andrei Tarkovsky. 1966

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 12:28:20 PM
Tr?n Qu?c H?i (* 1960, Vietnam)
Lê V?n Danh (* 1966, Vietnam)

Homemade Helicopter, 1997-2002

(http://texyt.com/files/Image/vietnam_helicopter.jpg)

1997  Tr?n Qu?c H?i and Lê V?n Danh begin research into the construction of helicopters. They travel all over southern Vietnam to study the design of American helicopters on display in war museums, and begin to build their own.

2002  Using instructions obtained from the Internet and an old Russian truck motor, they complete building their first helicopter. In initial testing, the helicopter lifts six feet off the ground.

2003  In February, the Vietnamese government confiscates the helicopter during testing. Under mounting pressure from the national press, the helicopter is returned to them a month later.
In May, the Vietnamese government gives Tr?n Qu?c H?i and Lê V?n Danh the Labor Hero award for their work on the helicopter.
In June, they receive orders from the government to stop testing their helicopter.


Homemade Helicopter, 2005

(http://universes-in-universe.org/var/storage/images/media/images/magazine/2008/din_q_le/02/501670-1-eng-GB/02.jpg)

2005 In May, Tr?n Qu?c H?i and Lê V?n Danh begin building their second helicopter, completing it in November. They must await government permission to begin a phase of flight tests. qag.qld.gov.au - Din_Q_Le_chronology.pdf (http://qag.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/34871/Din_Q_Le_chronology.pdf)

2007 texyt.com - Farmers' homemade helicopter poised for take off (http://texyt.com/Vietnam+farmer+homemade+helicopter+flight+test+057)


The second helicopter went on display at the Singapore Biennale 2008 and The Museum of Modern Art in 2010. More on the story HERE (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg295873.html#msg295873).

Title: Design
Post by: purgatorio on March 08, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D`Andrea / ETH Zurich
Flight Assembled Architecture, 2011-2012

(http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2012/01/dezeen_Flight-Assembled-Architecture-4.jpg) (http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2012/01/dezeen_Flight-Assembled-Architecture-3.jpg)

Flight Assembled Architecture is the first architectural installation assembled by flying robots, free from the touch of human hands. The installation is an expression of a rigorous architectural design by Gramazio & Kohler and a visionary robotic system by Raffaello D’Andrea. Flight Assembled Architecture consists of over 1.500 modules which are placed by a multitude of quadrotor helicopters, collaborating according to mathematical algorithms that translate digital design data to the behavior of the flying machines. In this way, the flying vehicles, together, extend themselves as “living” architectural machines and complete the composition from their dynamic formation of movement and building performance. Within the build, an architectural vision of a 600m high “vertical village” for 30’000 inhabitants unfolds as model in 1:100 scale. This newly founded village is located in the rural area of Meuse, taking advantage of an existing TGV connection that brings its inhabitants to Paris in less than one hour. It is from this quest of an “ideal” self-sustaining habitat that the authors pursue a radical new way of thinking and materializing verticality in architecture, Flight Assembled Architecture.

http://vimeo.com/33713231 (http://vimeo.com/33713231) (http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2012/01/dezeen_Flight-Assembled-Architecture-2.jpg)

(http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2012/01/dezeen_Flight-Assembled-Architecture-8.jpg)

(http://www.dfab.arch.ethz.ch/data/bilder/02_Web/122/111214_ViewInside_29_WE.jpg)

(http://www.dfab.arch.ethz.ch/data/bilder/02_Web/122/111214_ViewHelicopter_29_WE.jpg)

(http://www.dfab.arch.ethz.ch/data/bilder/02_Web/122/111214_122_Section_Plans_03_WE.jpg)

www.gramaziokohler.com - Flight Assembled Architecture, 2011-2012 (http://www.gramaziokohler.com/index.php?lang=e&this_page=projekte&this_page_old=&this_type=&this_year=&this_id=209)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 09, 2015, 02:46:32 AM
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/robert-h-lee-air-raid-5875883-details.aspx

Anybody got 3 grand they can "lend" me..... ;)

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 09, 2015, 04:47:17 AM
From the prologue of one of my favourite films....... "Andrei Rublev" by Andrei Tarkovsky. 1966

Oh yes, I like this movie. When I watched him for the first time in the late 70ties I was so impressed. Excellent. Thanks Alfie for reminding me what really counts: art. Sadly sometimes we forget about this in these days.  ;)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 09, 2015, 09:44:31 AM
+1  :D
I've found Tarkovsky's film divide people......In England we say it's a Marmite (  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite ) decision....love or hate  :)  >:(
They are films which will either bore you to death......or change your life !
Difficult to say which is my favourite of his films......Rublev....Stalker.....Solaris.....or Mirror ?

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Uufflakke on April 05, 2015, 07:37:57 AM
(http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/images/comics/little-nemo/little-nemo-19100612-l.jpeg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 06, 2015, 11:51:52 PM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/aea9dc3233e9f5c085b24244ddf4cd18_zpswz1md6tf.jpg)

Looks like Thierry has released a new set of sky textures........ :D

Cheers

Alfie
Title: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 20, 2015, 09:17:30 AM
Tomás Saraceno

Museo Aero Solar, since 2007

(https://museoaerosolar.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/kutogluatils-20150621.jpg)

Museo aero solar is a flying museum, a solar balloon completely made up of reused plastic bags, with new sections being added each time it travels the world, thus changing techniques, drawings and shapes, and growing in size every time it sets sail in the air. Museo aero solar stands for a different conception of space and energy, both anomalous and forceful at the same time. The core of the museo resides in the inventiveness of local inhabitants, not in its image: among collective action and art, do-it-together technology and experiment, it is a voyage back/forward in time.

museo aero solar has already travelled to Sharjah (United Arabs Emirates), Isola neighborhood in Milano (Italy), Medellin (Colombia), Lyon (France), Rapperswil (Switzerland), Tirana (Albania), Ein Hawd (first recognized arab village in Israel), Minneapolis (U.S.A.), Bonames/Kalbach old airport(Germany), Carmignano/Montemurlo (Italy) and Arnsberg (Germany).


(https://museoaerosolar.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/21.jpg)

(https://museoaerosolar.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc_0478.jpeg)

https://youtu.be/ydXeiPdfAMw

museoaerosolar.wordpress.com (http://https://museoaerosolar.wordpress.com/)
tomassaraceno.com (http://tomassaraceno.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Pivoyvo on October 28, 2015, 12:15:59 AM
Hello
Maybe someone wants new Wallpapers, with the thematic Art of Flight, here are some

https://www.flickr.com/photos/colesaircraft/page1
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on February 22, 2016, 01:29:42 AM
Anna Airy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Airy) (1882 – 1964)
was an English oil painter, pastel artist and etcher. She was one of the first women officially commissioned as a war artist and was recognised as one of the leading women artists of her generation.

An Aircraft Assembly Shop, Hendon, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_1931_large.jpg)

The scene is the interior of the Aircraft Manufacturing Company erecting shop and DH 9 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.9) planes are being moved through various stages of production. On the left, the fuselages are being constructed to be run up the ramp at the back of the factory into the upper shop. There the machines are fitted out and given individual numbers and markings. Workers are grouped together according to trades. The layout represents the first tentative moves towards the mass production methods developed by Henry Ford in the United States. However, skilled craftsmen and women are being employed. This is a transition from their specialist skills to machine-led repetition.

Before World War One, industrial production as the subject of painting was unusual. The source and manufacturing of consumer goods was usually ignored or deliberately concealed. The commissioning of artists to record these subjects during World War One reflects a curious change in attitude. These paintings were not only a means of recording and acknowledging the work force’s contribution to the war effort, but also reflects the wider population’s need to know that the resources to make the armaments to fight the war were there and being used.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Airco_D.H.9.jpg)
Airco D.H.9

War time industry. Aerial power became a critical factor in World War One and Hendon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendon_Aerodrome), with its large training school, a focus for aircraft production. Production rates were critical; the wood and canvas structures of the bi-planes deteriorated rapidly and the development of fighter planes further increased losses. Germany had held the upper hand at the start of 1917, shooting down a third of all British planes on the Western Front in April, but their production fell significantly behind France and Britain that year and with the introduction of new allied machines, the balance of power shifted through to the end of the war.
 
The artist. Anna Airy (1882-1964) trained at the Slade with William Orpen and Augustus John and was recognised as one of the leading women artists of her generation. She was given commissions in a number of factories and painted her canvases on site, in awkward and at times dangerous conditions.
- from Art and Daily Life in World War Two (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/wars_conflict/art/art_daily_life_gal_03.shtml) by Roger Tolson

BBC Your Paintings - Anna Airy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/anna-airy)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on February 22, 2016, 01:46:07 AM
Flora Lion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Lion) (1878-1958)
was an English portrait painter. Lion had a long and successful career and was known for her portraits of society figures, landscapes and murals.

Building Flying Boats, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_4435_large.jpg)

Flora Lion was a portrait painter who was given access to paint factory scenes in Leeds and Bradford during World War One. Flying boats [...] were used extensively by the British during World War One, notably for spotting German U-boats by following mathematically constructed search patterns. Although the technology of flight demanded precision design and the use of the aircraft was sophisticated, they are being manufactured using traditional carpentry skills. Workmen at benches, using planes and scrapers, are hand manufacturing the individual components for this most modern machine. Late in the war, Germany developed the first metal-based fuselage and these skills would shortly be made redundant and replaced by the production line. The need to have the latest technologies supporting the development and production of armaments was a crucial lesson from World War One. - from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/wars_conflict/art/art_daily_life_03.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/wars_conflict/art/art_daily_life_03.shtml)


Women's Canteen at Phoenix Works, Bradford, 1918

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_4434_large.jpg)

During the war Phoenix Dynamo contracted to the Admiralty to build Short seaplanes. It produced millions of shells, a large quantity of machine tools and the fastest and biggest sea planes and flying boats. After the Armistice in November 1918 Phoenix Dynamo merged with four other businesses to form English Electric and Phoenix Dynamo became English Electric's centre for electric motor and generator design. - from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Dynamo_Manufacturing_Company (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Dynamo_Manufacturing_Company)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Short_184.jpg)
Short Type 184

BBC Your Paintings - Flora Lion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/flora-lion)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on February 22, 2016, 02:13:38 AM
Laura Knight (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Knight) (1877 – 1970)
was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. Knight was a painter in the figurative, realist tradition who embraced English Impressionism. During her long career, Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. In 1929 she was created a Dame and in 1936 became the first woman elected to the Royal Academy since its foundation in 1768.
During the Second World War, Knight was an official war artist, contracted by the War Artists' Advisory Committee on short-term commissions.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/185/media-185691/standard.jpg)
Dame Laura Knight watches Mrs Gertrude Frecklton Mrs Betty Williams at work on a dimpling machine.


A Balloon Site, Coventry, 1943

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_ld_2750_large.jpg)

A Balloon Site, Coventry – shows a team of women hoisting a barrage balloon into position with the chimneys of industrial Coventry in the background surrounding the spire of Coventry Cathedral. WAAC commissioned the work as a propaganda tool to recruit women for Balloon Command and Knight's composition succeeds in making the work appear both heroic and glamorous.


Take-Off: Interior of a Bomber Aircraft, 1943

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_ld_3834_large.jpg)

Take Off – a large and complex group portrait of the four man crew of a Short Stirling bomber, deep in concentration, preparing for take off which Knight painted over several months at RAF Mildenhall. Knight lived in the WAAF Officer's Mess while on the base and the RAF gave her the use of an obsolete Stirling to work in while preparing the painting. When Knight learnt that the navigator in the picture, Raymond Frankish Escreet had been killed in action she arranged that his family received a photograph of the painting.

BBC Your Paintings - Laura Knight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/laura-knight)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 11, 2016, 12:42:31 AM
Franz Radziwill - Flandern – Wohin in dieser Welt? (1940 –1950)

http://www.kulturstiftung.de/erwerbungen-5/

(http://s21.postimg.cc/g6n7mbb9z/Franz_Radziwill_Flandern_Wohin_in_dieser_Wel.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/q3y8fdivn/full/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 11, 2016, 12:52:22 AM
Franz Radziwill - Inmitten der Mensch (1947)

http://franzradziwill.blogspot.co.at/2015_09_01_archive.html


(http://s13.postimg.cc/q5a3vmudz/Inmitten_der_Mensch_1947.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/lw5dtgr4j/full/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on April 01, 2016, 02:26:30 PM
Norman Wilkinson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Wilkinson_%28artist%29) (1878 – 1971)
was a British artist who usually worked in oils, watercolors and drypoint. He was primarily a marine painter, but he was also an illustrator, poster artist, and wartime camoufleur. Wilkinson invented "Dazzle Painting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage)" to protect merchant shipping during World War I.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cf/Norman_Wilkinson_%28artist%29.jpg)


The LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) at War Series, c.1939–1945

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) was a British railway company. It was formed on 1 January 1923 under the Railways Act of 1921, which required the grouping of over 120 separate railways into four.
The resulting company was an unwieldy construction, with numerous interests other than railway operation. Besides being the world's largest transport organisation, it was also the largest commercial enterprise in the British Empire and the UK's second largest employer, after the Post Office. The LMS also claimed to be the largest joint stock organisation in the world.

In 1938, the LMS operated 6,870 miles (11,056 km) of railway (excluding its lines in Northern Ireland), but its profitability was generally disappointing, with a rate of return of only 2.7%. Under the Transport Act 1947, along with the other members of the "Big Four" British railway companies (GWR, LNER and SR), the LMS was nationalised on 1 January 1948, becoming part of the state-owned British Railways.



LMS Express Train Being Bombed near Bletchley, October 1940

(http://static.artuk.org/w944h944/NY/NY_NRM_1977_5716.jpg)


Blitz on an LMS Marshalling Yard near Willesden, September 1940

(http://static.artuk.org/w944h944/NY/NY_NRM_1977_5791.jpg)


LMS Steamer SS 'Duke of York' and Other Ships under Fire

(http://static.artuk.org/w944h944/NY/NY_NRM_1977_5724.jpg)

Built at Harland and Wolff, Belfast and completed in 1935, the Duke of York (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSS_Duke_of_York_%281935%29) was a steamer passenger ship designed to operate as a passenger ferry on the Heysham to Belfast.
The Duke of York was requisitioned in 1942 for war service. She was renamed as HMS Duke of Wellington as there was a battleship with the name "Duke of York". She was converted to a "Landing Ship, Infantry (Hand-Hoisting)" the latter part referred to her hand operated davits; abbreviated to LSI(H).


Launch of 'TSS Duke of York', Queen's Island, Belfast (LMS poster artwork), 1935
(http://static.artuk.org/w944h944/NY/NY_NRM_1976_9323.jpg)

The conversions allowed her to carry 250 troops and ten Landing Craft Assault to carry the troops to shore. She also received a 12-pounder gun and eight 20 mm anti-aircraft cannon.
She took part in Operation Jubilee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Jubilee), the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942, carrying The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
She took part in the Normandy landings in 1944. At the end of the War, she transported troops between Tilbury and Ostend.



Sinking of the LMS Steamer SS 'Scotia' off Dunkirk

(http://static.artuk.org/w944h944/NY/NY_NRM_1977_5805.jpg)

TSS Scotia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSS_Scotia_%281920%29) was a twin screw steamer passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1921 to 1923, and the LMS from 1923 to 1940.

On 1 June 1940 she was bombed by German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. The destroyer HMS Esk came alongside and rescued nearly 1,000 troops. The destroyer HMS Worcester was nearby and also picked up some survivors. Twenty eight of the crew and 200 - 300 French troops were killed.



artuk.org - Norman Wilkinson (http://artuk.org/discover/artists/wilkinson-norman-18781971)
Title: Lilium Jet
Post by: purgatorio on May 19, 2016, 12:27:31 AM
Lilium GmbH, Germany
Lilium Jet, since 2015

(https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2016/05/small_takeoff_space/15974402-1-eng-GB/Small_takeoff_space.jpg)

A start-up company hosted in an ESA business incubator is developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for personal use. The electric two-seater will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.

“Our goal is to develop an aircraft for use in everyday life,” explains Daniel Wiegand, CEO and one of the company’s four founders.

“We are going for a plane that can take off and land vertically and does not need the complex and expensive infrastructure of an airport.

“To reduce noise and pollution, we are using electric engines so it can also be used close to urban areas.”

Founded in February 2015 by four engineers and doctoral students from the Technical University of Munich in Germany, Lilium has already proved the concept with several scale, 25 kg prototypes and is now developing its first ultralight vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
from www.esa.int - Personal aircraft aiming to take off from your home (http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/TTP2/Personal_aircraft_aiming_to_take_off_from_your_home)

(https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2016/05/lilium_aircraft_takes_off_from_a_city/15975392-1-eng-GB/Lilium_aircraft_takes_off_from_a_city.jpg)

(https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2016/05/mountain_flight/15974436-1-eng-GB/Mountain_flight.jpg)

(https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2016/05/lab_test/15974572-2-eng-GB/Lab_test.png)

lilium-aviation.com (http://lilium-aviation.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 16, 2016, 12:37:56 AM
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/LZh9IIj_zpskgkhspqc.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/153653000.4F7Xdg0v.GondolaBasketofaZeppelinbyFelixSchwormsatdt_zpsi9oa7l46.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/159069707.QhnLkWog_zpsi7woku7f.jpg)

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q668/alfienoakes2013/158133226.6nPIw9yG.CrashedAer_argent_zpsmmjxndod.jpg)

Excellent resource for WW I paintings,photographs & posters......

http://www.pbase.com/johnglines/paintings_of_wwi

Cheers

Alfie
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 16, 2016, 01:00:10 PM
Halil Alt?ndere
Köfte Airlines, 2016

(https://d35hgl232zrvre.cloudfront.net/uploads/image/file/179930/halil_12mtx8mt_72dpi_rgb_klein.jpg)

Halíl Alt?ndere belongs to a generation of Turkish artists who have substantially shaped the cultural emergence of Turkey in the 1990s. His art explores questions of migration, identity and gender as well as the influence of contemporary Western art movements on the current creative scene of Turkey.

Halil Alt?ndere's latest work – which will be presented as part of Berlin Art Week as well as in the festival "The Aesthetics of Resistance. Peter Weiss 100" and which is a commissioned work by HAU Hebbel am Ufer – shows a group of refugees on top of an airplane. With this work, Alt?ndere is referring to the usually perilous journeys that innumerable refugees are forced to take on everyday due to the politics of the EU and many other states.


english.hebbel-am-ufer.de (http://english.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programme/schedule/altindere-koefte-airlines/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 29, 2016, 05:51:56 AM
Mike Kelley (http://mpkelley.photography/)
is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, as well as Aerial and Aviation Photography.

Airportraits, since 2014

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Frankfurt-am-Main-25L-Missed-Approach.jpg)
Frankfurt am Main 25L - Missed Approach

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Zurich-Airport-28-and-16-Visual-Separation.jpg)
Zurich Airport 28 and 16 - Visual Separation

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Dubai-International-30R-Sharjah.jpg)
Dubai International 30R - Sharjah


The Making of Airportraits: Chasing Planes Around The World
Mike Kelley, 17 Oct 2016

I just spent nearly two years of my life photographing airplanes and airports.

It wasn’t two years straight with no interruption, but it did occupy a good deal of my waking hours. Even if I wasn’t photographing airports or airplanes, I was planning how I was going to photograph them, making arrangements to photograph them, or staying up until 3am tracking airplane movements and wind patterns.

In March of 2014, I created the first image of this series, Wake Turbulence, which depicted an entire day’s worth of aircraft movements at LAX composited into a single image. The resulting work was plastered all over the internet, was named one of the top images of 2014, and even ended up on a Gestalten book cover which is now in museums and bookstores all over the world.

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Los-Angeles-International-25L-and-25R-Wake-Turbulence.jpg)
Los Angeles International 25L and 25R - Wake Turbulence

That image was supposed to be a proof-of-concept. ... read more (http://www.mpkelley.com/2016/10/17/the-making-of-airportraits-chasing-planes-around-the-world/)


https://youtu.be/0nA0iy5feQU

Mike Kelley - www.mpkelley.com (http://www.mpkelley.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 29, 2016, 05:59:11 AM
Mike Kelley (http://mpkelley.photography/)
is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, as well as Aerial and Aviation Photography.

LA Airspace

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/losangelesaerialphotographer-9.jpg)
Aerial Photographer

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bottom-turn.jpg)
Bottom Turn

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/michael-kelley-los-angeles-aerial-lax-1.jpeg)
Aerial LAX 1

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/michael-kelley-los-angeles-aerial-lax-2.jpeg)
Aerial LAX 2


Mike Kelley - www.mpkelley.com (http://www.mpkelley.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 29, 2016, 06:02:53 AM
Mike Kelley (http://mpkelley.photography/)
is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, as well as Aerial and Aviation Photography.

Final Approach

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/A320-I.jpg)
A320 I

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/787-I.jpg)
787 I

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/767-I.jpg)
767 I

(http://www.mpkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/747-II.jpg)
747 II

Mike Kelley - www.mpkelley.com (http://www.mpkelley.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 29, 2016, 06:35:35 AM
Fernando Sucre (http://www.interflightstudio.com/fer-sucre)
Pop Artist


(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8de39f_c78bb8a655018333901772b9ac433051.jpg)

From early aerospace and vintage aircraft, to World War II bombers, to modern fighters, commercial carriers, and Lear jets, it’s obvious that Sucre loves airplanes. But these aren’t just any old airplanes… these aircraft are flying through the crazy POP world of “Sucrevision”; hot pink Concordes, purple 747’s and lemon yellow Cessna’s. This is obviously an artist in his element. It’s fun, it’s POP, it’s Fernando Sucre and its worth a look!

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8de39f_83021ee23d896e6969835795e45bef5b.jpg)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8de39f_66acfbaf592b3b2ff4e5847f95fa6599.jpg)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8de39f_f676e2b43856424b75f5dcff91801b60.jpg)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/8de39f_f30d79e49c1643c8a39c47f9d9b3bffc.jpg)


www.interflightstudio.com - Fer Sucre (http://www.interflightstudio.com/fer-sucre)
Title: Exhibition
Post by: purgatorio on October 31, 2016, 04:32:49 AM
Tate Britain
Exhibition
Paul Nash
Until 5 March 2017

Uncover the surreal and mystical side of English landscapes through one of the most distinctive British painters

Paul Nash was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the Downs and coastal areas. Equally inspired by the equinox and the phases of the moon, he used all these influences in his work, interpreting his environment according to a unique, personal mythology, evolving throughout his career.

Featuring a lifetime’s work from his earliest drawings through to his iconic Second World War paintings, this exhibition reveals Nash’s importance to British modern art in the most significant show of his work for a generation.

Totes Meer (Dead Sea), 1940-41

(http://static.artuk.org/w800h800/TATE/TATE_TATE_N05717_10.jpg)

The exhibition will then take place at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (7 April—20 Aug 2017) followed by Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (9 September 2017—end of January 2018).


www.tate.org.uk - Paul Nash Exhibition (http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/paul-nash)

Dave McKean talks Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash

(https://cdn.1418now.org.uk/uploads/2016/01/Black-Dog-Cover-The-Dreams-of-Paul-Nash_WR-671x900.jpg)
BLACK DOG The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean, 2016

https://youtu.be/xjWFn4DA4_o

‘I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-/nightmare-like battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.’ Dave McKean


More Paul Nash in this post: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=28095.msg309822#msg309822
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on November 01, 2016, 02:51:22 AM
Jacques Henri Lartigue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Henri_Lartigue) (1894 – 1986)
was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and Parisian fashion female models.

Gabriel Voisin’s flight in the Archdeacon, 1904
(https://s13.postimg.cc/cd3yuhtxj/Voisin_a_Merlimont_1904002_H_D_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3uuiq5ner/)
Gabriel Voisin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Voisin) was an aviation pioneer and the creator of Europe's first manned, engine-powered, heavier-than-air aircraft capable of a sustained (1 km), circular, controlled flight, which was made by Henry Farman on January 13, 1908 near Paris, France.

The ZYX 24 Takes Off, Rouzat, 1910
(https://s13.postimg.cc/vpuv0rjk7/LARTIGUE_1910_Zissou_ZYX24.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kdi9izav7/)
Maurice Lartigue trying to take off in a home-made glider named the ZYX 24.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/95nbt7bxr/Modern_Times2_Jacques_Henri_Lartigue_1910.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rl7sqlq23/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/cnbhdu8jr/news_24690_0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jqjctgdz7/)

Farman biplan, 1910
(https://s13.postimg.cc/3kn06t8sn/biplan_Farman_1910020_H_D_Copie.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9lkp3vver/)

Maurice Lartigue dans le vent de l'hélice de l'aéroplane Esnault-Pelterie, 1911
(https://s13.postimg.cc/m6l67aw1z/le_vent.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fsw341r5v/)

www.lartigue.org (http://www.lartigue.org/indexus.php)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: vpmedia on November 05, 2016, 04:00:21 AM
http://vitoss.deviantart.com/

(http://pre07.deviantart.net/f0c0/th/pre/f/2016/208/d/1/side_by_side_with_the_british_sky_defenders_by_vitoss-dabj5zk.jpg)

(http://orig05.deviantart.net/2ab4/f/2013/092/c/7/world_war_2__b_24_flak_shak_detail_by_vitoss-d607rdw.jpg)

(http://orig06.deviantart.net/a79a/f/2012/216/a/0/world_war_2__b_24_flak_shak_by_vitoss-d59qzy9.jpg)

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on December 04, 2016, 12:07:42 PM
I do not know this artist, but this painting looks great

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/30/50/d43050194815e1903d294c87bf029f19.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on January 02, 2017, 02:20:03 PM

Aviation Art from Vintage Pulp-fiction and Comics magazines!
These are great !  8) Very cool

-- https://pulpcovers.com/tag/aircraft/

 This website has hundreds of cool classic covers.

Great news! - some magazines you are able to download !
Cool art and crazy stories  8)


Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: trent on January 04, 2017, 03:12:02 PM

Nice! I like the one with the shark!  8)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on January 30, 2017, 04:53:42 PM
As much as I enjoy looking at art, I also enjoy seeing the artist at work.
To know what is on the artist mind and learn his ideas and tecniques.

Enjoy some aviation artists at work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9wW5abfIw8
-
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c02YuE70rqs
part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIc9UHlzXow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z_3qJvOncY

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Highfive on February 04, 2017, 12:57:23 PM
Incredible the diversity of those images related to flight! Wonderful submissions, coming from one having trouble coloring & keeping within the lines..  ;)
Title: Eric Thake I
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 02:47:30 AM
Eric Thake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Thake) (1904-1982)
was an Australian artist.

Airstrip at night, 1945
(https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART26971.JPG) (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART26971/)

Thake enlisted in the RAAF in 1943 and worked as a draughtsman until his appointment to the RAAF Historical Section as a war artist in 1944. During the next two years he traveled to central and northern Australia, Timor and Dutch New Guinea.

Thake concentrated on the debris of conflicts, particularly crashed aircraft and machinery. His dream-like and mysterious viewpoint, focuses on the design of equipment in ways which were not usually considered by other artists. Kamiri searchlight and Parachute Store, No 31 Squadron, Morotari are two examples of his almost surreal images.


(https://airminded.org/wp-content/img/people/thake-and-yamada.jpg)
Thake working on a portrait of Lieutenant-General Yamada, the captured commander of 48th Division on Timor.


Kamiri Searchlight, 1945
(http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/IMAGES/LRG/43750.jpg) (http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail-LRG.cfm?View=LRG&IRN=43750&PICTAUS=TRUE)

Kamiri searchlight was painted on Numfoor Island, off Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya)towards the end of the Second World War, while Thake was on service as a war artist. Often he would seek out the detritus of war – wrecked buildings and aircraft and the everyday tools of war, such as this searchlight belonging to the  American 16th Anti-aircraft battery at the Kamiri Airstrip. The inverted reflection of the searchlight’s support structure and of Thake drawing on the airstrip create an unfamiliar and curious view of the world.


Archaeopteryx, 1941
(http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media/collection_images/Alpha/OA6.1964%23%23S.jpg) (http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/OA6.1964/)

'Archaeopteryx' is a superb example of Thake’s meticulous and witty paintings, its directness derived from his experience as a graphic artist and medical illustrator. The inspiration for 'Archaeopteryx' was a book by Willy Ley in which Australia is described as a world’s-end warehouse of nature’s experiments: the lizard-like head and feathered body of the flying machine evokes the prehistoric creature of the title.

The face of Japan No. 1 (Japanese POW)
(https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART26793.JPG) (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART26793/)

Salvage dump, Port Moresby
(https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART26788.JPG) (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART26788/)

Bank of N.S.W., Darwin, 1945
(http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/retrieve.php?size=1280&type=image&vernonID=27760) (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/27760/)

and here (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28095.msg316100.html#msg316100)

awm.gov.au: Flying Officer Eric Thake  (https://www.awm.gov.au/people/P65147/#Art)
Title: Eric Thake II
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 03:04:02 AM
Mobile workshop, 1945
(https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART90134.JPG) (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART90134/)

Sketchbook - By air from New Guinea, 1944-1945
(http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/retrieve.php?size=1280&type=image&vernonID=24852) (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/24852/)

Sketchbook - New Guinea, 1944-1945
(http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/retrieve.php?size=1280&type=image&vernonID=24854) (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/24854/)

Townsville to Port Moresby, 1944
(http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/retrieve.php?size=1280&type=image&vernonID=24960) (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/24960/)

Tent interior, Noemfoor Island, 1945
(http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/retrieve.php?size=1280&type=image&vernonID=40319) (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/40319/)


www.ngv.vic.gov.au: Eric Thake (http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/557/)
Title: Shori Arai
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 03:17:40 AM
Shori Arai, 1895 - 1972
real name: Katsutoshi Arai, artist name: Shori, born 1895 in Tokyo, was a Japanese 20th century Painter.

Maintenance Work aboard Aircraft Carrier I, c.1943
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/S0123037.jpg)

Maintenance Work aboard Aircraft Carrier II, c.1943
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/S0123038.jpg)

Maintenance Work aboard Aircraft Carrier III, c.1943
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/S0123039.jpg)

http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/sakuhin_list.php (http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/sakuhin_list.php)
Title: Ishikawa Toraji
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 03:22:57 AM
Ishikawa Toraji, 1875 - 1964
real name: Ken’ichi, was a Japanese 20th century Painter.

Transoceanic Aggression, 1941
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/s0155038.jpg)

Aerial Combat in Southern Pacific, 1944
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/s0154027.jpg)

http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/index.php (http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/index.php)

 
Title: MIWA, Chosei
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 03:32:55 AM
MIWA Chosei, 1901 - 1983
was a Japanese Painer.

Tsuragi Night Attack, 1943
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/S0174011.jpg)

Attack on Cavite Naval Base, 1942
(http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/jpeg/momat/S0115042.jpg)

http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/index.php (http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/search_e/index.php)
Title: Kimonos
Post by: purgatorio on February 19, 2017, 03:38:49 AM
Kimonos and Propaganda in Japan, 1925-1945

(http://www.selvedge.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/3843594-600x350.jpg)
(http://www.selvedge.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Untitled-31.png)
(http://www.selvedge.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Untitled5.png)
(http://www.selvedge.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Untitled6.png)

Worn with Pride Textiles, Kimono, and Propaganda in Japan, 1925-1945 (http://www.selvedge.org/blog/?p=11136)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: cheech420 on March 13, 2017, 04:08:40 PM
NICE  ART WORK  GUYS
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 27, 2018, 09:40:48 AM
Frank Hinder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hinder) (1906–1992)
was an Australian painter, sculptor and art teacher who is also known for his camouflage designs in World War II.

(http://www.frankhinder.com.au/images/Hinder%20with%20pipe%20photo.jpg)


Bomber Crash - study 5, 1942

(http://my.artcollection.net.au/assets/imagesart/000020_ART28377.003.jpg)


Bomber Crash - study 6, 1942

(http://my.artcollection.net.au/assets/imagesart/000020_ART28377.001.jpg)



Bomber Crash, 1942

(http://my.artcollection.net.au/assets/imagesart/000020_IMAGE_017_7.jpg)


Bomber Crash, 1943

(http://my.artcollection.net.au/assets/imagesart/000020_IAA_OA15_1967.jpg)


Bomber Crash 2, 1949

(http://my.artcollection.net.au/assets/imagesart/000020_HTS_BomberCrash1943.jpg)

www.frankhinder.com.au (http://www.frankhinder.com.au)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 27, 2018, 09:57:11 AM
Katy Mutton (https://www.katymutton.com)
Katy Mutton is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Canberra, Australia, working across drawing, painting, print and installation. Recent works explore themes around the romanticisation of machines of war and how this helps disconnect us from their capability as enablers of destruction and/or superintendence.


Rise of the Machines, 2014

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/529da7d3e4b02eeb3291dd5c/534e623fe4b03820d9420d88/5669604a4bf1187dc34bb05d/1449748841441/The+Harbingers_Katy+Mutton_2014.jpg)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/529da7d3e4b02eeb3291dd5c/534e623fe4b03820d9420d88/53428bd2e4b076ea4996078d/1449665249544/)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/529da7d3e4b02eeb3291dd5c/534e623fe4b03820d9420d88/5450b9d5e4b0bf9fc9f3aa1b/1436439294819/2014_Mutton_Barracuda+Watchers_Pen+on+Timber.jpg)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/529da7d3e4b02eeb3291dd5c/534e623fe4b03820d9420d88/5669671c69492e248d92e770/1449748357550/2014_Mushroom+Cloud+Avengers.jpg)

www.katymutton.com (https://www.katymutton.com/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on March 27, 2018, 10:08:24 AM
Ian Howard (http://ianhoward.net.au/)


B29 bomber rubbing - the Enola Gay, 1975

(http://ianhoward.net.au/_Media/enola-gay_med_hr.jpeg)

(https://media.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection_images/2/229.1977.a-e%23a%23S.jpg)
(https://media.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection_images/2/229.1977.a-e%23b%23S.jpg)
(https://media.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection_images/2/229.1977.a-e%23c%23S.jpg)

(http://ianhoward.net.au/_Media/enola-gay-ngv-copy_med.jpeg)

ianhoward.net.au (http://ianhoward.net.au/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on July 28, 2018, 07:32:32 AM
Alfred G. Buckham (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Buckham)
Alfred George Buckham (1879 – 1956) was a British photographer who specialised in aerial photography.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/me21ug2a3/alfred-buckham_678858n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Buckham was born in London on 6 November 1879. He began his career in photography in 1905 and joined the Royal Naval Air Service as a reconnaissance photographer in 1917. He became the first head of aerial reconnaissance for the Royal Navy in the First World War and later a captain in the Royal Naval Air Service.

Buckham was involved in 9 crashes, 8 of which saw him relatively unscathed. After the ninth, however, he had to have a tracheotomy and breathed through a small pipe in his neck for the rest of his life. Despite this, he carried on his aerial photography career, often in very perilous conditions. He felt the best shots were made standing up, writing "If one's right leg is tied to the seat with a scarf or a piece of rope, it is possible to work in perfect security".



The Storm Centre, about 1920

(https://s15.postimg.cc/5nm2rjtyj/the-storm-centre.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7ff1mgdbb/)

Aerial View of Edinburgh, about 1920

(https://s15.postimg.cc/uku1m5ae3/aerial-view-of-edinburgh.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j8hg4d1p3/)

Flying Boat Over Sea, 1930

(https://s15.postimg.cc/mfbznx99n/flying-boat-over-sea.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hgoh9e5gn/)

www.alfredbuckham.co.uk (http://www.alfredbuckham.co.uk/)


Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: max_thehitman on July 30, 2018, 04:58:25 AM


Cool art!  8)

Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: DHumphrey on July 30, 2018, 02:41:52 PM
I have this print, Mustang - Ode to a Classic, the original painting was done by Rick Herter.

It's signed by the following:

J. Leland Atwood - Designer of the P-51
Kenneth Dahlberg - Highly decorated fighter ace of WWII
Rick Herter - Artist

also signed,

Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson - Highly decorated fighter ace of WWII
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager - Highly decorated fighter ace of WWII and test pilot, first to break the sound barrier

(https://image.ibb.co/gDWgDo/20180730_103041.jpg)

I also have this print signed by Gunther Rall, German fighter ace, 275 victories:

(https://image.ibb.co/fkADR8/20180730_103056.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: dietz on May 25, 2019, 04:53:11 PM
Newest:
(https://i.postimg.cc/RhD5H0q8/00.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHKcm8CS)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 26, 2019, 12:16:41 AM
Wonderful!
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~CirX on May 26, 2019, 11:43:30 PM
Wonderful!
Indeed!
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: bomberkiller on May 27, 2019, 12:06:03 AM
Yes, wonderful!

The killing of the Bismarck. HMS Arc Royal and Swordfish...

...well done dietz, +1!  8)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2019, 09:35:01 AM
Victor Hubinon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hubinon)

Victor Hubinon (26 April 1924 – 8 January 1979) was a Belgian comic-book artist, best known for the series Buck Danny and Redbeard.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MK4QC3S4/hubinon-original-de-la-case-suivante-ne-m-appartient-pas-3ngh.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJ6R8rj7)


(https://i.postimg.cc/4dJ76r6K/Hubinon-Oom-Wim-verhaaltje-Charles-Lindbergh-originele-pag.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGBw8VF8)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2019, 09:44:50 AM
Jijé (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jij%C3%A9)

Joseph Gillain, better known by his pen name Jijé (13 January 1914 – 19 June 1980), was a Belgian comics artist.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0yRyPYKc/jije-detail-2v04.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hnbv11yY/JIJE-Tanguyet-Laverdure-Lieutenantdoublebang-pl07.jpg)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 08, 2019, 09:57:33 AM
Hergé (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herg%C3%A9)

Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist.


(https://i.postimg.cc/fTsJjpYj/Tintin-en-el-Tibet-5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DmCv7Cj8)


(https://i.postimg.cc/Fz4spkks/tintin277.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GKkY6Np)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: purgatorio on October 27, 2019, 03:22:44 AM
Alexander Rodchenko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Rodchenko)(1891 – 1956)
was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer.

War of the Future (1930)

(https://i.postimg.cc/52qNW9JJ/pages-from-image-page-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWhzcBqp)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: SAS~Gerax on March 11, 2020, 07:01:46 AM
When photography becomes an art ...

photos by Christiaan van Heijst, a Netherlands B-747 pilot.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mkGLNYZM/Heijst-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrDPzbCL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7ZQqQ8Yq/Heijst-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JsZwGFkF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MKCD0X1w/Heijst-2.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tTndVj7J/Heijst-1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Chazene on July 29, 2020, 02:49:38 PM
I love working at an airport!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jSB9RpV1/IMG-5230-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvMTm5L7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZRxDF09k/IMG-5236-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cg6mdxMT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V68VCXkB/IMG-5237-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06VngMmb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hv4ZCgxX/IMG-5263-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LY7VXcxS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/L6X0L927/IMG-5299-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yj53ww4f)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yYbpTMNN/IMG-5300-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfV0D3TF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rygPD0Xx/IMG-5302-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QV9bPMMd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wMWfZPc0/IMG-5303-photo-full.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bSt92m5t)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: dietz on August 09, 2020, 12:08:08 PM
Sort of a tribute to the unveiling of the new Desert Wings Tobruk : Gladiators in the Blue.
(https://i.postimg.cc/T1LpSwSY/Gladiators-in-the-Blue-BY2-Finish.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2LYkLzrP)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: bananalitz on September 29, 2021, 10:00:50 AM
Hello all, just thought id add some life to this board, I am a very amateur photographer running a 35mm film camera, heres some shots of mine, I have tons more, let me know what you wanna see! 
(https://i.postimg.cc/6QRtG3T4/67420013.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KJrDX6X)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rmkcGktn/67420018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NypWYZDm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qqmTd6DS/67420019.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7JTc3hkn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FzF4qVp0/67420020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQLqGSt2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kgRdk4QY/67420025.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1bVTmst)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9f3jVh1m/67420026.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDTGX2wt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/d08cVxS8/67420027.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDbH9XV3)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RCG9t2Cd/67420030.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z091t7dv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MKFSPRQj/67420031.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCBgMXTH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sDXz4Kvr/67420032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grf1YVVS)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: bananalitz on September 29, 2021, 10:12:29 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/7PmgGPFL/67420014.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rK6hv2g)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RVYKdsV5/67420015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykFDYTZv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YS6FptNM/67420016.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sB2xmd0N)

(https://i.postimg.cc/g0FRFxZg/67420017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0znr72ZS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/W3SJkSfy/67420021.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXXJ9ypy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sxXG9Skg/67420022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6057VM0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLn86fp9/67420024.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDtLWJ6K)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zBqgv4pW/67420028.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KFdFLDN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pr6h0rvY/67420029.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cnbx5Fzz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/d0Y7NgbX/67420034.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DLFrgFt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/02hKDzc9/mono.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhfSwq5P)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pVGFVGjh/nit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xqmCtPtn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CLRfRGCv/obtain.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJhbF0rX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vZ9gzGNf/suppose.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvxL1GZL)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Quietman on August 05, 2022, 05:24:56 PM
Little Willie Coming Home by Keith Ferris

(https://i.postimg.cc/hvDyqVbZ/little-willie.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Quietman on August 05, 2022, 05:29:33 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/s2J5Cq6y/Corsairs-sunset.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKR1nqhs)
Title: Re: The ART of Flight
Post by: Quietman on August 05, 2022, 05:38:45 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/N0L2ZFH8/AVG.png) (https://postimages.org/)

From http://www.chinaww2.com/2014/10/17/knights-of-the-air/