Robert Delaunay is best known as a co-founder of Orphism in Paris – a transitional movement of modernism between Cubism and abstraction with which the artist sought a form of ‘pure painting’, consisting of bold geometric shapes and bright primary colours. However, this exhibition – with some 80 works, the largest monographic survey of the French artist in Switzerland – will explore the diversity of Delaunay’s influences; it reveals his lifelong interests in sport, early aviation and the advance of technology, while also highlighting the continual influence of the city of Paris on his artistic development. Find out more from the Kunsthaus Zürich’s website.
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