Messerschmitt Bf 109 of the Luftwaffe
The aviation art painting ‘Horrido‘ by Heinz Krebs is a beautiful representation of the Messerschmitt Bf-109 in its very own element! The different and all in their own way graceful views of the machines in the light of the rising sun, the cloud landscape in front of which the fighter planes race towards the observer, the still pale blue morning sky - all outstanding features of this work.
Here Krebs has succeeded in depicting the German day hunt and one of its most famous machines, which, without depicting a fighting action, is nevertheless powerful and expressive at the same time. The scene, as it has certainly existed countless times, "lives" without any doubt out of itself, needs no aids, speaks its own clear language!
The battle call "Horrido" of the German fighter pilots is a perfectly suitable title for this really well done portrait of air combat flying.
- Oil on canvas/wood, signed by the artist at lower left
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