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Offline RussellSmith

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New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:21:38 AM »
L'Asso Ferrarese
26" x 16"
oil on linen

This painting features the Italian Ace Michele Allasia. Allasia was born in Ferrara, Italy, and served with 80 Squadriglia and Sezione. He claimed 6 victories, 5 of which were confirmed, but sadly he lost his life in a flying accident in July of 1918. The piece is simply meant to be an aircraft portrait, but the 3 enemy aircraft in the background are based on a combat in which Alassia described taking on 3 Austrians.

"Art is about creating a feeling, an emotion, not about creating a pictorial catalog of the artist's knowledge and research" - Gil Cohen.
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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 12:08:41 PM »
Always a good day when a new Russell Smith gets released! Another gem, Russell. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 08:49:35 PM »
Thanks so much Lindsay.  :)
"Art is about creating a feeling, an emotion, not about creating a pictorial catalog of the artist's knowledge and research" - Gil Cohen.
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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 10:35:22 PM »
Very evocative - and particularly impressive.
................................ Would like to see a close up to check out your mark making!!!
KBO ............. Andi.

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 12:51:29 AM »
That's just beautiful Russell!  Will it eventually be available as a print at your website?

Regards,

Bob

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 12:55:40 AM »
"Art is about creating a feeling, an emotion, not about creating a pictorial catalog of the artist's knowledge and research" - Gil Cohen.
Russell Smith
site: www.russellsmithart.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russel...s/103226508613

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 02:54:39 AM »
Russell,
   Very nicely done, I always marvel at how you create "movement" on canvas. Great background and a story in the making........
   Thanks for posting this.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 05:32:25 AM »
Thanks Russell!  I just ordered one, along with "Last Dance of the Hussar," which I've had my eye on for a while.   ;D

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Bob

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Re: New work - "L'Asso Ferrarese"
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 09:20:29 AM »
Beautiful work of a pretty machine!!

Steve