Friday, 5 October 2012

Oskar Kokoschka

No time to do anything with railway today - but have ear-marked tomorrow for some serious progress!

In the mean time, here are some images I downloaded from the web.

The two pictures of the Ford Vedette interested me. Apparently the Vedette was manufactured especially for the French market at the beginning of the 1950s.

Ford Vedette 1951

Ford Vedette 1954


Delage

Delage Automobiles was started in 1905 by Louis Delage from Levallois-Perret, which is a neighbourhood just outside of Paris. Delage joined Delahaye in 1935 and disappeared in 1953. They created luxury model cars, including racing cars.

The above scene is apparently of two men who drove up  the Alps in their Delage.  



These posters are available to buy from a firm called: ReverieFrance.

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Currently listening to:


Aksel Schiotz singing Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin.

Soothing.

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Oskar Kokoschka:

In Edinburgh last night, and on way back this morning stopped off at the Gallery of Modern Art where they always have a few Kokoschkas on display.

One of my favourite Kokoschkas used to hang in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh - perhaps it still does.


Duke and Duchess of Hamilton

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