A portrait of an iconic structure ‘en homage’ to Robert Delauney. I just loved the lines and colours of this composition and thoroughly enjoyed working on this canvas.
Although he and his wife Sonia’s work would eventually be termed ‘Orphism’, an element of their search being about colour forming its own structure, the work is not completely non figurative. The Eiffel tower gives the onlooker a large invitation to stop and invite their curiosity.
When taking my degree at The Norwich School of Art, one of my tutors was Mary Webb, who herself had been taught by Sonia Delauney, worked in a controlled non figuarive colourist manner. The colours and forms of this abstact work are always wonderful to behold although I find my self using more natural forms within the compositions.
After 100 years, when the Delauney picture was first made the shock of the new evolves here into a broader sphere to include the wonder of the natural world as well. A mildly holistic old fashioned picture emerges perhaps.