Thursday, 8 November 2007

First Heat


'First Heat,' by Brian Larsen. One of the few great works of art celebrating industry. A pour of steel is called a 'heat' -- this "first heat" is the first pour of the protagonist's new steel, from the mind's eye to steel ladle in the white heat of industry.

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  1. How wonderfully politically incorrect. Health and Safety would have a field day with this.

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  2. One of my favourite artists is Terrance Cueno who painted many pictures on a similar theme.

    Some of his best known works are of the Ford tractor production line in Dagenham.

    EXOCET

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  3. I love Larsen's work - better than Newberry's according to my taste. It's very expensive though.

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  4. It reminds me of the scene in Atlas Shrugged when Hank Rearden is watching the first order of Rearden Metal get produced.

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  5. Oh it is Hank Rearden. How beautiful.

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