Classic cars & art

"Un automobile da corsa col suo cofano adorno di grossi tubi simili a serpenti dall'alito esplosivo… un automobile ruggente, che sembra correre sulla mitraglia, è più bello della Vittoria di Samotracia."

Tag: classic cars

About cars and museums

There are so much beautiful classic cars in the world… Cars that worth millions of dollars, cars that are so beautiful that are now considered works of art, cars that hit the road no more than an hour per year.

The greatest parts of the Bugattis, the Rolls Royces, the Isotta Fraschinis are never really driven. They do nothing except show their exceptionality in some Concours of Elegance, in the museums or at some selected event.

But cars aren’t made for stand still. Cars are made for the Peking to Paris, the London-Edimburgh, the Flying Scotsman.

Or for some fun in the middle of a field.

 

Les bêtes sauvages

Porsche 911 (930) 1975

Antonio Ligabue “Leopardo assalito da un Serpente” 1955-1956

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(1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne Best of Show at Pebble Beach 2011)

Thoroughbreds in British Racing Green

Aston Martin DB3S 1953

Les Belles Endormies

Pablo Picasso, “Jeune Fille Endormie”, 1935

1964 Condor Aguzzoli

“[…] To die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil
Must give us pause.[…]”

W. Shakespeare

(The Condor Aguzzoli number 2/2 has lied for years hidden in pieces in a workshop in the provinces before being bought and reassembled)

Summer Fruits

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Peugeot Darl’Mat 402 Roadster

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Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin “Basket of wild strawberries”
1761

Qualcosa d’amore

Mercedes-Benz SSK “Trossi” 1930

“Death of Marat”, Jean Louis-David, 1793

“Quanti fiori abbiamo portato
Al cimitero, quante automobili
Abbiamo comprato e rivenduto…
Figli abbiamo messo al mondo,
E sempre più liso ci appare il sipario
Che ci separa dall’aldilà…”

Robley Wilson, “Qualcosa d’amore”, 1981

 

Born to run

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Polka dots

Jaguar D-Type, 1955

Yayoi Kusama “Dots Obsession”, 2000

 

Too many sensual curves

Talbot-Lago T150 SS Goutte d’eau 1937

Francois Boucher “Odalisca Bruna” 1745