Flights of Fancy

Santie Cronje

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"Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings". - Richard Branson

Since 2009 acrylic artist Santie Cronje has regularly painted works that explore the whimsies of hot air balloons. 'Flights of Fancy' represents the first hot air balloon flight to carry live beings: a ram, a duck and a goose, as demonstrated by the Montgolfier brothers at the Versailles royal palace before King Louis XVI of France, Queen Marie Antoinette and a crowd of by-standers.

The mid size original has been painted on a stretch canvas ready to hang and enjoy in your home for years to come.

Year: 2016

Dimensions: 610mm (h) x 455mm (w)

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas

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