Artist of the moment…….Robert Delaunay

Time for another discussion about husband and wife painters, first up the French artsit Robert Delaunay. Robert Delaunay was born in Paris, France in the year 1885. The artist came from a wealthy family of aristocratic pedigree.After high school the artist attended a school that specialized in the decorative arts. Delaunay began his career by painting theater sets.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a lithograph to more than $6 million at auction for an original oil. The artist also worked in watercolors, gouache, and produced bronzes.

Below a great selection of works by Robert Delaunay set to music:

His wife was also a painter, Sophia Delaunay. Husband and wife helped to found the Orhpism movement. This movement used geometric shapes with bold and vibrant colors.

In some portraits Robert Delaunay uses squares of paint similar to artist Chuck Close. These works have a look similar to that of a mosaic work of art.

Delaunay passed away in 1941.


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