František Kupka: One Vision (1946)

František Kupka, One Vision, ( Une Vision )1946, Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 26 3/4 inches (69 x 68 cm), Credit line:  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Bequest, Andrée Martinel, 1993,    Click For Enlarged Detail Best viewed At Sunnyside Details Artist:  František Kupka, b. 1871, Opočno, Austria-Hungary; d. 1957, Puteaux, France Title:…

Balalaika: Art and Music

Thorvald Hellesen, Balalaika (NOR), 1916, oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm, Source: Nasjonalmuseet, The Fine Art Collections The balalaika has its origins in Russian folk music and is often used to articulate a quick, repetitive rhythm, and both musicality and rhythm typify Hellesen’s painting. Anastasiia Tiurina (7 years) “Valenki” balalaika, Start 4:12 Although we…

Robert Delaunay: Eiffel Tower (c.1925)

Who is Robert Delaunay? Robert Delaunay (1885 – 1941) is a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. Delaunay’s key influence relates to bold use of colour…