Delaunay and The City of Lights is the largest exhibition of works by Robert Delaunay presented at the Kunsthaus Zürich. Opening on 31st August, the exhibition will feature around eighty paintings and works on paper which showcase Delaunay’s interest in optics, the city of Paris, and the constant innovation around pictorial perspectives. Works by early 20th-century photographers and filmmakers, who were also inspired by the fabric of the city, make this exhibition remarkable.
Highlights include two masterpieces – ‘Circular Forms (Sun and Moon)’, 1913 –1931 and the monumental ‘Circular Forms’, 1930 – from the Kunsthaus’ collection which continue to explore central themes to his work including the experimentation around colour, shapes, and urban landscapes. This exhibition also brilliantly demonstrates how Delaunay pioneered abstract art, and how he became a central figure within the Parisian avant-garde and influences many other artists of his time.