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Robert Delaunay the decomposition of the subject into his reality

Robert Delaunay

Robert Delaunay was a French painter who loved to experiment, divided between realism and abstractionism, brought together in his works elements of Cubism, Impressionism and Fauvism. He was born in Paris in 1885, but grew up with uncles in the Loire Valley after the divorce of his parents. From a young age he wanted to paint and dedicated himself to this activity all his life. He admired Paul Gauguin, Georges Seraut and the Fauves and his post-impressionist painting was inspired by them. Later, influenced by Cézanne and Cubism, his style changed, became more formal and modern, experimenting with lights and colors. In 1910 she married Sonia Terk, of Ukrainian origin, also a painter, and approached Kandinsky, the artistic movement of Der Blaue Reiter, Paul Klee and abstractionism. From 1912, together with his wife, he created the artistic movement of orphic cubism, defined by the poet Guillaume Apollinaire as "orphism", whereby colours acquired independence from the objects portrayed.

Since 1914 his creativity has continued to float between abstractionism and realism. He conducted many pictorial experiments on the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of modernity. In the 1920s and 1930s he took up the subject of the Tower, recovering its forms and proportions, even though he used completely original and unusual colours and perspectives, as in the canvas "The Eiffel Tower", where the Tower appears to be seen from the sky and bright and bright colours were used. When the First World War broke out he moved with his wife to Spain and then to Portugal, until 1921 when they returned to France, to Paris, from which they left again when the Second World War began. In 1941 he died in Montpellier, suffering from cancer.

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Eiffel Tower

The artist brings together in his paintings, although starting from cubism, many different trends of the art of the late nineteenth and early...
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Circular forms

The original work dates back to 1930 and is kept at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Robert Delaunay is remembered as the founder of Orphic...
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Portuguese Woman

The original work by Robert Delaunay is dated 1916 and is part of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection; it is kept at the Thyssen-Bornemisza...