Thursday, November 08, 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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Anonymous jonathan said...

a great pic

11/07/2007 11:43:00 pm  
Blogger KG said...

wonderful!

11/08/2007 08:19:00 am  
Anonymous Mrs Danvers said...

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

11/08/2007 08:25:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

11/08/2007 12:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

11/08/2007 05:27:00 pm  
Blogger Callum said...

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

11/09/2007 05:22:00 pm  
Blogger London Still said...

Oh it is Hank Rearden. How beautiful.

7/06/2008 12:08:00 am  

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