The sky is clear, the sun is hot but not too much, the wind blows firmly on your face, testing your stability. The wings of the plane become an extension of your person, and in that moment, suspended halfway between heaven and earth, your mind becomes empty and the world suddenly seems more distant.

While he was up there, in a mixture of euphoria and peace, Gaetano Crippa, aka Roberto, decided that he would have painted this feeling.

Roberto Crippa, the artist who sought space in art and in life, was one of the leading exponents of the Spatialism Art Movement, as well as founder of the acrobatic team of the Aero Club Milano.