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Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni). Ala Littoria, S.A., Roma. Roma: Ala Littoria, circa 1938

“In 1929 the painter Gerardo Dottori executed a miraculous Futurist aviator decoration for the airport at Ostia, depicting the impetuous thrust of airplanes in the skies of Rome with propellers fuselages wings transfigured synthesized and reduced to typical plastic elements. This work by Dottori, already well known for his great Triptych of Velocity, marks an important date in the history of the new aeropainting. Contemplating the walls and roof of the Ostia airport, critics and the public have become convinced that traditional painted eagles, far from glorifying aviation, seem today like miserable chickens when set beside the torrid mechanical splendor of a flying motor whuch would certainly disdain even roasting them.”

Tato, et al. "Manifesto of Aeropainting". Futurism: an anthology, edited by Lawrence Rainey, Christine Poggi, and Laura Wittman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009  (p. 283)

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