<p>Artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt throws paint into the flow of air coming from a <a href="http://www.flexjet.com/jet-collection/learjet-40-xr">Learjet 40 XR</a> jet engine in West Palm Beach, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/florida-guide/">Florida</a>, on April 30.</p><p>Called jet art, the practice involves an artist standing on a platform between a plane and a canvas, allowing the power current of the engine to hurl paint onto the canvas, creating abstract paintings. (See <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/04/130423-reshaping-flight-for-fuel-efficiency/">"Reshaping Flight for Fuel Efficiency: Five Technologies on the Runway."</a>)</p><p dir="ltr">Von Anhalt made new paintings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Learjet, a line of personal luxury jets.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Why We Love It</strong></p><p>"We enjoyed the interplay between the dark, brooding mood of this picture and the less-than-serious situation that it depicts."—<em>Chris Combs, news photo editor</em></p>

Engine Power

Artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt throws paint into the flow of air coming from a Learjet 40 XR jet engine in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 30.

Called jet art, the practice involves an artist standing on a platform between a plane and a canvas, allowing the power current of the engine to hurl paint onto the canvas, creating abstract paintings. (See "Reshaping Flight for Fuel Efficiency: Five Technologies on the Runway.")

Von Anhalt made new paintings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Learjet, a line of personal luxury jets.

Why We Love It

"We enjoyed the interplay between the dark, brooding mood of this picture and the less-than-serious situation that it depicts."—Chris Combs, news photo editor

Photograph by Joe Raedle, Getty Images

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