Robert Delaunay - Quotes

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Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.

Our understanding is correlative to our perception. ---->>>

Vision is the true creative rhythm.

Vision is the true creative rhythm.

Light comes to us by the sensibility. Without visual sensibility there is no light, no movement. ---->>>

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting. ---->>>

The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness. ---->>>

If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive, divisionist, literary. ---->>>

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness. ---->>>

Nature engenders the science of painting.

Nature engenders the science of painting.

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. ---->>>

But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors. ---->>>

In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory. ---->>>

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man. ---->>>

On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism. ---->>>

It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world. ---->>>

I am very much afraid of definitions, and yet one is almost forced to make them. One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them. ---->>>

Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable. ---->>>

Seeing is in itself a movement. ---->>>

The idea of the vital movement of the world and its movement is simultaneity. ---->>>

This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony. ---->>>

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. ---->>>

I say it is indispensable to look ahead of and behind oneself in the present. If there is such a thing as tradition, and I believe there is, it can only exist in the sense of the most profound movements of culture. ---->>>

First of all, I always see the sun! The way I want to identify myself and others is with halos here and there halos, movements of color. And that, I believe, is rhythm. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: April 12, 1885
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 10-25, 1941
Occupation: Artist

Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of colour and a clear love of experimentation with both depth and tone (wikipedia)