Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Aeronautical art..



Can't believe I forgot to show the leadlight window spotted high up on the wall of the Aviation Heritage Museum when we visited earlier in the month. Designed and built in 1920 for the original Perth airport it definitely has an Art Deco feel to it don't you think :) The colours are so gorgeous when the sunlight shines through. Sadly could not find out the name of the artist who created it, not even the volunteers could help me there, hopefully relatives of the artist will be pleased to know that this beautiful work will be seen around the world. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..



28 comments:

  1. Fabulous Tribute With Stunning Color Patterns - Way Cool

    Cheers

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  2. Great window! If you ever get to take a flight in a bi-plane you've got to do it. The are a lot of fun. doing aerobatics in one is even more fun!

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  3. What a pretty window. Too bad the artist isn't getting any credit. It's a beauty and perfect for the museum.

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  4. Gosh I love antique aviation! Cool find, G

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  5. That is fabulous I love stained glass windows. Hope all is well Diane

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  6. A beautiful piece of art, well done!

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  7. Isn't that odd that they don't know who did it! It is lovely, Grace!

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  8. Good photo of this stunning window. The biplane making this flight, the DeHavilland DH-4, has a noble history as a WW II bomber carrying 460 lbs of bombs. Qantas airlines used 22 of them to deliver mail across Australia, and it was the first aircraft type used by the U.S. Postal Service for air mail. They continued in service through the early 1920s. They used a 375 hp Rolls Royce engine and had a wingspan of 43' 4".

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  9. Oh wow it is a great one! Strange text above mine here......

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  10. It is beautifully done whoever did it. Love the colours.

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  11. Brilliant, isn't it. What a pity the maker is not acknowledged.

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  12. It's beautiful and very colourful too Grace.

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  13. Gee, they can name the wood in the frame but not the maker of the art. That's an oversight unless the artist intended to stay anonymous. (Are mayors always called "his worship"?)

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  14. It is a beauty indeed, Grace. The colours are gorgeous indeed.

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  15. At first I wasn't sure if it was made out of fabric or stain glass.
    Coffee is on

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  16. Beautiful work and cause, Grace! I´ll show Ingo later for sure!

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  17. I like it, you can definitely tell it's from the art deco era.

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  18. This is a beauty, I love the rich colours.

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  19. It does seem strange that the artist is neglected.

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  20. Very pretty window. You would have thought the plaque would identify the artist.
    Thanks for stopping by...and catching up. No flood yet. We have had an unusual cool spell so the snow on the mountains has yet to all melt. Which is good it is doing so slowly. Ahh I still have a houseful ....two adults and three little ones 😊 Janey

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  21. It's beautiful. And I learned a new word, leadlight.

    As Wiki says, " The term leadlight could be used to describe all windows in which the glass is supported by lead, but traditionally and correctly, a distinction is made between stained glass windows and leadlights, the former being associated with the ornate painted images on windows of churches and other such works of architecture and the latter with the windows of vernacular commercial and domestic architecture and defined by its simplicity."

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