"We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath...a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace."--F.T. Marinetti, Le Figaro, 20 February 1909.
Tullio Crali, Futurist, "La Forza della Curva" ca.1920
The technology of "planes, trains and automobiles" has long held an allure for me that speaks to a sense of appreciation for high art in motion--the craft of aerodynamics, beautiful lines, and visionary design. The above work, by Tullio Crali of the Italian Futurist movement, is a wonderful expression of this aesthetic.
"I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time or thought for anything else." Enzo Ferrari