Delaunay, Robert

(1885-1941)
   painter
   A pioneer of abstract art, Robert Delaunay was born in Montpellier. After an apprenticeship in the workshop of a theater set designer, he was influenced by paul gauguin and the Pont-Avers school, became interested in the neoimpressionism of georges seurat, then moved away for cubism and to the style of Orphism (the name was given by Guillaume Apollinaire), which emphasized circular forms and light colors. His early series—Saint-Severin (1909), La Tour Eiffel (1910), Les Tours de Laon (1910-12), La Ville de Paris (1910-12)—caught the attention of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and others, and his series done in 1912 and entitled Fenêtres et Disques circulaire was described by Apollinaire as the "first manifestation [of] totally abstract art." His love of rhythm and movement led to other series and works (Hélices, 1923; Portraits, Coureurs, 1924-26; Joie de vivre, 1930; Rythmes sans fin, 1933-34).

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  • Delaunay, Robert — born April 12, 1885, Paris, Fr. died Oct. 25, 1941, Montpellier French painter. He spent his early career as a part time designer of stage scenery and came under the influence of Neo Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism. In 1909–11 his colour… …   Universalium

  • Delaunay, Robert — ► (1885 1941) Pintor francés. Conoció a Metzinger y empezó a descomponer los objetos reales. Se acercó al cubismo, para abandonarlo luego en favor del orfismo: Las ventanas. Introdujo en Francia el arte abstracto. * * * (12 abr. 1885, París,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Robert Delaunay — Simultaneous Windows on the City, 1912, by Robert Delaunay, Hamburger Kunsthalle Born 12 April 1885 Paris, France Died …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Delaunay — (* 12. April 1885 in Paris; † 25. Oktober 1941 in Montpellier; eigentlich Robert Victor Felix Delaunay) war ein französischer Maler und gilt als Hauptvertreter des orphischen Kubismus, auch Orphismus genannt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Werk 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Delaunay — (Robert) (1885 1941) peintre français. Il passa du cubisme à une organisation rythmique (série des Tour Eiffel, à partir de 1909). Cet orphisme (mot d Apollinaire) déboucha sur l abstraction: Rythmes sans fin (1933 1934) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Robert Delaunay — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Delaunay. Robert Victor Félix Delaunay, né le 12 avril 1885 à Paris 16e[1] et mort le 25 octobre 1941 à Montpellier, est un peintre français ab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Delaunay-Terk — Sonia Delaunay Terk (russisch Соня Делоне Терк; * 14. November 1885 in Gradizsk Nähe Odessa, Ukraine; † 5. Dezember 1979 in Paris) war eine russisch französische Malerin und Designerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Werk 2 Bekannte Werke …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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