Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, January 6, 2014

Aviation Art by François Flameng

François Flameng (along with Georges Scott) was one the most renowned illustrators of the Great War in France. He was a talented and respected artist in his own right for many years before the war and was a historical painter as well as a modern portraitist and decorator of public buildings. He was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and honorary president of the (French) Society of Military Painters, as well as an officially accredited artist to the war ministry.  Aviation was one area that particularly drew his attention. Here are four examples from the collection of contributing editor Tony Langley.

1 comment:

  1. I am very interested in the war time paintings by Francois Flameng. Can anyone shine any light on what technique and material was used? Also when the paintings were painted. I am especially interested in the paintings of the French airplanes like the pictures above.