Robert Delaunay

1885-1941 France-Orphism

 

Brief Biography-Robert Delaunay of Paris, began his painting career in 1904 at the age of nineteen. Being from a relatively well-off family, he didn’t have to worry about money. He got married to a Russian-born artist Sonia Terk who also had a successful career, this led to a particularly harmonious marriage. His works influenced other artists he was associated with such as August Macke, Franz Mark and Paul Klee. During the Great War they stayed in Portugal, where they happened to be when it broke out. They didn’t return to Paris until 1920. Delaunay died in 1941 and his wife lived until 1979. Their work pioneered the category of art called Orphism, which is a form of abstract art derived from cubism, with an emphasis on lively colours.

 

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Helice

Helice

Tall
Woman

Tall Portguesee Woman

La Tour
Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel

La Tour
Rouge

Champs de Mars , La Tour Rouge

Circular
Forms

Circular Forms

Tours de
Laon

Tours de Laon

Le Triomphe
de Paris

Le Triomphe de Paris

Premier
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Premier Disque

Rhythm
Without End

Rhythm without End

Windows
Open

Windows Open Simultaneously, Part One