Balloon I by Marian Wasilewski



Title

Balloon I

Artist

Marian Wasilewski

Ref GC1253
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
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Description  
‘Balloon I’ depicts a hydrogen ballon dating from the early to mid 19th Century. Original airships of the 19th century were known as Zeppelins. This painting shows a romanticised view of a balloon in flight. The people have come to see the huge spectacle in the sky and are clearly very excited. In the 19th century balloons became an attribute of festivals and the balloonists were rising higher and higher. This mode of flight by airship was generally abandoned after the disaster of the zeppelin Hindenburg in Trenton New Jersey in 1919, when the hydrogen gas filling the airship exploded during an electric storm.