Bomber Blackened Sky

A remarkable print today, thanks to regular correspondent Gregory Alegi.


A very evocative, dark (literally and figuratively) image of Caproni Ca.3 trimotor bombers approaching an industrial centre. So dense are they they’ve achieved the cliche of ‘turning the sky black’. Initially, due to the use of the black block I thought it was a woodcut, but on closer look, I think it’s a pen and ink work. Analytical comment welcome.

A powerful illustration, it comes from an otherwise normal Caproni advertising  brochure, posted by Mario Manca on Facebook here. Print extracted and cleaned up by Gregory.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.


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