Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Carpe Diem #1242 Rhythm – Joie de Vivre (Robert Delaunay)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode in our journey through modern art is all it's differences. Today I have a beautiful painting by Robert Delaunay for you. It's titled "Rhythm - Joie de Vivre" and it is part of an abstract paintings series of three paintings.

Rhythm Joie de Vivre (Robert Delaunay)
What can I say about this painting. It's a wonderful piece and somewhat older than the other pieces of modern art we have seen here already. It's a rare, but masterly painting by Robert Delaunay, with explosive colors and monumental format. In 1930/1, Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) painted a majestic ensemble of three abstract works entitled Rhythm – Joie de Vivre.

Robert Delaunay

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 colors and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of color and a clear love of experimentation with both depth and tone.
shifting shapes
colors like the rainbow


© Chèvrefeuille

I think this painting by Delaunay is really nice, you can see a lot of things in it, it can be a snail, or flowers or even somewhat strange alien presence. I like the way he has used the colors in this one and they look very similar with the art of Paul Klee, which I hope to bring tomorrow.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 29th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

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