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Hot Air Balloons Painted in Art

Updated on February 23, 2012

Voyage a l'Infini

Look at what the artist did with the clouds.  I absolutely love this piece, and it takes my breath away. Again, I wonder what spurred on this idea.
Look at what the artist did with the clouds. I absolutely love this piece, and it takes my breath away. Again, I wonder what spurred on this idea. | Source

Montgolfier illustration 1784

Descrizione delle esperienze della macchina aerostatica dei Signori di Montgolfier. Traduzione dal Francese, Venice, Graziosi, 1784
Descrizione delle esperienze della macchina aerostatica dei Signori di Montgolfier. Traduzione dal Francese, Venice, Graziosi, 1784 | Source

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Balloon flight above Hamburg - 1786Lachambre balloon1798-balloon-henri- An illustration of ballooning, from the Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1797-1798.La 14éme expérience aérostatique de Monsieur Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lépinard, Lille, 26 août 1785
Balloon flight above Hamburg - 1786
Balloon flight above Hamburg - 1786 | Source
Lachambre balloon
Lachambre balloon | Source
1798-balloon-henri- An illustration of ballooning, from the Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1797-1798.
1798-balloon-henri- An illustration of ballooning, from the Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1797-1798. | Source
La 14éme expérience aérostatique de Monsieur Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lépinard, Lille, 26 août 1785
La 14éme expérience aérostatique de Monsieur Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lépinard, Lille, 26 août 1785 | Source

A Gallery of Balloons in Art - Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons in Different Artistic Mediums - A Gallery

Hot air balloons hold so much fascination. I have always loved them, though have yet to travel on one myself. This does not keep me from enjoying them when I do see them, or of almost having one crash into my home once!

Quite by accident, I came upon some very beautiful and or interesting paintings of such balloons. Some have a lot of feeling, some are just fun and whimsical. All are so unique. I just had to share, and it caused me to go on search for more images.

What I found surprised me and delighted me both. I hope that you enjoy viewing what I think are works of art. I had never seen these before, and hope that some at least are new to you as well.

Underneath each photo I will credit the creator of the art, and as time permits, I hope to learn more about each piece. One can't help but wonder the stories behind each of these paintings, or at least that is true of me.

In the first painting, I immediately noticed the clouds soon after my eye went to the balloon first. I cannot express how much I love this piece. It is just an amazing piece of art, and I so want t know what was going on in the mind of the artist that painted this. (If that image didn't load, or took a long time to load for your computer, please let me know and I will make it smaller. Thank you.)

In the example of the piece at the very bottom, "The Lost Balloon," I am so curious what happened, or what inspired that piece. I know it is huge, and I hope it doesn't slow down anyone's computer just to load the page, but I wanted to show it in the best way I could so we all could see it.

If you don't mind, do share which one you like the most, as I am curious. I love art so much, and have tried to share some of my favorite things over time. Often, what is a joy or a favorite to me, is not the favorite of others! That should go without saying, as we are all so different. The benefit to that kind of discussion however, is that we can sometimes take a second or third look at what others like, and see it anew.

I hope you enjoy the paintings here of these large balloons, by different artists. Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see the smaller ones a bit larger, just click on those.

Wien aus dem Luftballon gesehen von Südwesten

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The Lost Balloon -1882

This piece, is amazing I think.  It is the one that makes me want to really know the story behind the art.
This piece, is amazing I think. It is the one that makes me want to really know the story behind the art. | Source

Hot Air Balloon Art - Poll

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Audra, I am so glad you liked my hot air balloon hub! The artwork that people have done over the years on the subject really amazed me, and this is just some of it.

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      A very nice and unique hub...great pictures...great idea!!!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Ebower, thank you for stopping by, and I am so glad you think they are beautiful also. I was just amazed when I first saw them. Some artists just put so much into their art, and it shows. Thank you for your comment and votes as well. I really appreciate it.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Wow; these are gorgeous paintings! I voted this up and beautiful. :)

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Pamela, I am so glad you like them also. :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I really like these unique balloon paints. Very good hub.

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