Still Life with Airplane
When art meets aviation.
- By The Editors
- Air & Space magazine, November 2013
Noc Vvyne Lim
Which one doesn’t fit: a bowl of pears, a reclining nude, a Catalina flying boat, a hillside in Italy? Artists train themselves to see the beauty of shape and line in everything, and airplanes, of course, offer plenty of beauty; still, we were surprised by the variety of examples we found when we went in search of aircraft posing as models for artists. For the gallery on these pages, we’ve selected pieces that differ from the conventional forms of aviation art, in which a historic air battle or dogfight, for example, is portrayed in careful detail. These works are less literal but in their way just as revealing.