Royal Automobile Club Show Is Speed on Canvas

No brakes, just brushes.

When a fast car is captured by an artist, it’s usually at 1,000 frames per second. We’re habituated to recognizing speed on film; rarely are we asked to acknowledge it on a canvas.

All of which makes the Royal Automobile Club’s Art of Motoring exhibition, on view now through Oct. 31 in London, a crash course of the most edifying kind. Have a click through some of the show’s highlights here.

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"Before the Race"

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Debra Wenlock - "Mrs. Elsie Wisdom"

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Courtesy of The Royal Automobile Club

"Gulf-Duel"

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Courtesy of The Royal Automobile Club
Courtesy of The Royal Automobile Club
Courtesy of The Royal Automobile Club

"Slide Action"