Supersonic

Made:
1948-1952 in United Kingdom
artist:
Roy Nockolds

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Painting. [Supersonic] by Roy Nockolds, c.1948-1952. Oil on canvas, 76x102cm in silver-gilt frame 88x113.5x4cm. Initialled br. Aerodynamic theme, technically accurate while semi-abstract, depicting movement through a sound wave. One of a series commissioned by the aviation industry [and British Petroleum?] on the theme of speed and appearing used as full page colour advertisements in the aeronautical press. Mainly blue with red arrowhead in centre point of arc; sound-waves

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1985-425
Materials:
oil paint on canvas, silver gilt
Measurements:
frame: 880 mm x 1135 mm x 40 mm,
image: 760 mm x 1020 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
status:
Permanent collection

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