Somehow the image seems even better in black and white. It speaks volumes about cycling in an age when man (yes, man) and machine were much closer. No clickers and gorillas.Akin to pre-synchromesh gearboxes, to work a machine with all one's senses alive. Not driving by dials or riding by wire.I'm tempted to have that image painted large on one wall in my house.
The composition isn't great. I jacked it around some to work better on my desktop. I wish I knew who painted it so I could credit him or even buy prints.
It's a great painting. But, the spray off the rear wheel is as if he's in reverse. ...that detail is clearer in color.Butch
I don't see what you interrupt as spray, but I'll take your word for it. I've seen the photo it was done from and it was as dry as a bone. ;o) Gino Bartali - one of the few men that could shift a Cambio Corsa shifter (reaching right hand) in a dead sprint.
There are curved arcs above the wheel at about 10 o'clock. Butch
As opposed to arcs that aren't curved? Butch
180 degree arc? I s'pose.
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