Size: 12.75 x 35.5 inches
Artist: Robert Delaunay (After)
Robert Delaunay is best recognized for spearheading Orphism alongside his wife Sonia Delaunay (herself an accomplished artist, textile design, and stage set design) amongst others. Orphism is the art movement that bridged Cubism to Abstract art; it injected colour into an otherwise monochromatic art scene, was seen as more lyrical than the cold geometric blocs that preceded it, and aimed to convey meaning through the form of colour. Delaunay also promoted the idea of simultanism (the existence of an infinitude of interrelated states of being), a concept he integrated into his paintings.
This poster is for an exhibition of Robert Delaunay's work at Galerie Louis Carré, a Parisian art gallery. The advertisement makes use of Delaunay's 1933 painting Rhythm Without End. Printed by Bellini, the poster is unlined and in excellent condition. From a private collection.