Tag Archives: Aviation

1929: From a Paris Plane

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson: From a Paris Plane (1929)

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1915: Art Smith

A timed exposure of stunt pilot Art Smith flying his biplane over the Battleship Oregon, 1915. (source)

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1964: For Want of Stairs

Jess: “…For Want of Stairs…”: Salvages V (1964/1974)

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1939: Before the Parachute Opens

Tullio Crali: Before the Parachute Opens (1939)

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1910: Dirigible

Léon Spilliaert: Dirigible in a Hangar (1910)

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1941: Merry Christmas to All Loyal Comrades of the Victorious Soviet!

I couldn’t pass up this Christmas figurine of Santa Claus piloting a WWII-era Soviet Polikarpov I-16, complete with red star markings on the vertical stabilizer. Santa crashes while delivering presents in Siberia. (Actually a Polikarpov I-16 after an emergency landing … Continue reading

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1437: Freeing the Poor

Sassetta: The Blessed Ranieri Frees the Poor from a Prison in Florence (1437-44) This painting—now in the Louvre—was once part of an elaborate altarpiece in the Church of S. Francesco in Sansepolcro, Tuscany. The altarpiece contained 60 images and was … Continue reading

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