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Formula 1 and Art

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Another two weeks and the 2019 Formula 1 season will start with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on the 17th of March.

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I have a lifetime fascination with Formula 1 and from my 17th until this day i am following the complete Formula 1 season. Qualifying and the Race itself i am present and dollow the live transmission. It is rare, but sometimes both items  i admire , Art and racing, are combined into sculpture or paintings. One of the artists that comes to mind is Kees van BOhemen who made a series on Racing and racing drivers in the late Sixties.

Furthermore there are of course the car manufactureres themselves who commission artist to develop and paint their cars into special editions. But Kees van BOhemen stands out for me since his use of paint and subjects leans towards total abstractiuon and it is only a small step to make a “racing” painting into an abstract painting. www.ftn-books.com has a nice selection of Kees van Boehemen catalogues available.

 

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