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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #L'art sur les chemins du feu

Jocelyn Lardy offers us her last painting, calling at first sight, but rich of a beautiful story.

A professional osteopath, he is also a prolific artist-painter; In addition to his profession and his art, he also takes care of the Lyon Corbas Fighter Aircraft Museum, where he invites and films the testimony of former pilots.

A former fighter pilot recently told him his memories of flying: in the 50s, during a mission with the Air Force in southern Italy, he flew over Etna in eruption.

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - 2018.

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - 2018.

In his work based on various stories that he has mixed, he proposes the interception by two hunters of a Russian airliner on a background of erupting volcanoes.

At the time, it was not uncommon for Soviet Union planes to "get lost" in the skies of Europe ... just to test the reaction time of NATO forces.

American hunters with French cockades are depicted with precision and dynamism worthy of the situation.

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail

"Interception on Eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail

Although the announcement in some films may be relevant here - " this is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to a situation that really existed would be purely fortuitous "- the atmosphere of the Cold War is confused with the heat of Etna in activity.

In the first half of the 1950s, Etna's activity was focused on the central crater and the north-east crater with some eruptions of VEI 2.

"Interception on eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail on a fountain and the lava flow it feeds.

"Interception on eruption", painting on canvas by Jocelyn Lardy - detail on a fountain and the lava flow it feeds.

"Interception on eruption" - last touch on the painting  by Jocelyn Lardy

"Interception on eruption" - last touch on the painting by Jocelyn Lardy

Sources :

- Jocelyn Lardy sur son site : http://sjlardy.free.fr/

- Global Volcanism Program - Etna – Eruptive history

     

    Start Date

    Stop Date

    Eruption Certainty

    VEI

    Evidence

    Activity Area or Unit

    1955 Apr 5

    1956 Apr 7

    Confirmed

    2

    Historical Observations

    NE Crater, Central Crater

    [ 1953 Jul 30 ]

    [ Unknown ]

    Uncertain

    2

     

     

    1951 Sep 21

    1952 May 30

    Confirmed

    1

    Historical Observations

    NE Crater

    1950 Nov 25

    1951 Dec 2

    Confirmed

    2

    Historical Observations

    East flank (2820-2200 m)

    1949 Dec 3

    1950 Nov 16 ± 15 days

    Confirmed

    1

    Historical Observations

    NE Crater

     

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