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art of the day. SLR.

artist: Paul Chenard

scene: Peter Collins driving a 300 SLR through Targa Florio in 1955.

great stuff by Mr. Chenard, as always…

http://automobiliart.blogspot.com/2010/04/peter-collins-very-respected-racer.html

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art of the day. beta monte carlo.

one of my favourite automobile artists, Rob Ijbema…..painting a very cool car.  Lancia Beta Monte Carlo.

http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/2010/02/lancia-beta-monte-carlo.html

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art of the day.

from our good mate and very talented Rob Ijbema. You can find a whole lotta work by him at:

http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/

click on foto 2 times to get HI-RES version (wallpaper worthy…really)

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art of the day.

“Red Hot” by Mark Spain

On display at the Park Gallery in South Glasgow, Scotland.

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Giacomo Balla: “The Speeding Automobile”

From the Futurist art movement of Italy, early 1900s.  Superb. Futurism is my favourite art movements, full of amazing post-cubism modernity, but with a whole lotta attitude, and emphasis on the motorcar.

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Balla: Speed Of The Automobile

FILE UNDER: petrolhead art.

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I’ve long been an admirer of Futurist art —it was truly punk ahead of its time.  It offended many, was overstated, full of creativity, offensive, but in many ways gorgeous in its honesty, boldness, and artistic integrity.

Balla had originally written the founding manifestos of the Futurist Movement, in which #4 out of 10 was:

“We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath … a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace”

an inspiring piece of writing for the 1920s i gotta say….accompanied by this tangential, interesting, and cryptically simple piece of art entitled “The Speed Of The Automobile” (translated into english…)

For more information about Futurism, and the rest of the 10 initial manifestos, visit:

http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/T4PM/futurist-manifesto.html

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motoring art by Andrea Del Pesco

fantastic stuff! Link to his website after these pics:

click each pic 2 times to get HI-RES version

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see more artwork, and with more information about this artist at:

http://www.andreadelpesco.it/motoring_art.htm

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1959 Aston Martin DBRs at Le Mans painting.

This fantastic painting is done by John Ketchell, depicting the 1-2 finish of the Le Mans winning Aston Martin DBR1 at Le Mans in 1959.

(click on painting 2 times to get HI-RES version)
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For more information on the very talented John Ketchell, visit his website which has an innovative and beautiful online flipbook full of his paintings and works.

http://www.johnketchell.com


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Car-A-Day Audi R15 Painting!

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Well it looks like Rob Ijbema has been hard at work on the new Audi R15 already! He’s already put up a beautiful new painting featurein the recent 12-hour Sebring winning R15.

His paintings are for sale, but they sell quick! so if any of you Audi-philes want this one, be quick!

http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/2009/03/audi-r15.html

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Latest “Car-A-Day” Favourites…

Rob Ijbema is the brilliant artist who has been painting a high volume of paintings devoted to race cars. These paintings are also for sale, if you develop an unhealthy obsession with one of the works! A few months ago, i posted a link to his page. Here are some of the latest favourites of mine (especially the pair of Alpine A310s!) on his car-a-day blog:

BLOG: http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/

(click these photos a couple times to get HI-RES versions for wallpaper!)

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