"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.
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.