“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Robert Delaunay

Hommage à Blériot
Robert Delaunay (1885–1941) was one of the first modern artists to take the final step into abstraction, directed by the pure power of colour and by the ideas coming from theories of perception. The colour lyricism of his works increased from 1912 to 1914 to create colourist fireworks. Delaunay’s oeuvre also deals with the fascination, typical of the time, for the accelerated perception of the city and the technical advances that accompanied this. As a leading light of the avant-garde in Paris, Delaunay created a new artistic language to express these ideas.
Beginning with the large-format major work “Hommage à Blériot“ (1914), this catalogue investigates this decisive phase in the artist’s work, illustrates his collaboration with Sonia Delaunay-Terk and describes the restoration of his major work.

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"Robert Delaunay"

April 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-121-4

24,00 x 28,00 cm

120 Pages

58 colored and 30 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Roland Wetzel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Schweiz

Roland Wetzel, Sigrid Schade, Olivia Levental, Amelie Jensen
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Robert Delaunay. Hommage à Blériot “, 2008, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland.