About the artist
Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) was a French artist who was a leader in the Orphism art movement. He was inspired by the Neo-Impressionism of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, and was also influenced by Fauvism and Cubism. He was married to Sonia Terk, a fellow artist, and together they developed a new form of abstract art. Delaunay was a founding member of the Section d'Or group of artists, and his works are characterised by bold colours and geometric shapes. He was also a prolific writer, publishing several books on art theory.
Also associated with: Orphism, Neo-Impressionism, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Fauvism, Cubism, Section d'Or, Sonia Terk, abstract art, art theory.