Monday, February 18, 2013

Orphism: Sonia and Robert Delaunay



Landscape with a Disk, 1906



Tour Eiffel, 1911



La Tour Eiffel Rouge



Simultaneous Windows on the City, 1912


Le Premier Disque, 1913


Les Coureurs (1913)


Race Walkers c. 1920


Robert Delaunay (1885 – 1941) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of colour, and a clear love of experimentation of both depth and tone.

Sonia Delaunay (French, 1885-1979)

Philomène (1907) 
oil on canvas 41.3 x 33.4 cm


 Rythme, 1938



Untitled, 1956. 
Oil on canvas laid on canvas, 110 x 75.5 cm