2: Robert Delaunay (1885-1952) | - Born in Paris - Mother was a Countess - Parents divorced early, lived with Aunt - Flunked out of school and decide to go into painting - Uncle sent him to Ronsin's atelier for decorative arts in Belleville in 1902 - Submitted 6 works to Salon in two years -Met his wife, Sonia Terk, in 1908 | "Vision is the true creative rhythm." | "Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting."
3: Sonia Terk Delaunay (1885-1979) | - Born “Sarah Stern” in the Ukraine in 1885 - Father was a foreman in nail factory - Moved to St. Petersburg with uncle, Henri Terk, took name of Sonia Terk - Spent summers in Finland and was exposed to many art museums -Moved to Paris in 1905 -she enrolled at the Académie de la Palette in Montparnasse, Paris -Met her husband, Robert Delaunay, in 1908 | "He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery."
4: The Delaunays... | Together Robert and Sonia worked together on their paintings and met many famous artists that influenced their own work. Some of these Artists include: - Henri Rousseau -Jean Metzinger | After a long life together filled with many beautiful works, Robert died in 1952. He was 77. 27 years later Sonia Terk Delaunay joined her husband at the Gambais Cemetery. She was 94.
5: Artistic Influences: | Jean Mitzinger: | ^Henri Rousseau
6: Time | 1876: Telephone 1877: The first working phonograph 1879: Lightbulb 1888: Wind Turbine
7: Line | 1915: The Tank 1951: First nuclear energy reaction 1957: First PC 1972: First video game console
8: Early | Robert
9: Works | Sonia
10: Robert's works are "blocky" and pointillist. Lots of different colors that don't blend into each other. Very blunt.
11: Sonia's works are very smooth and simple. Not very blunt like Robert's. She painted many people and they resemble bodies but are simple for the most part.
12: Middle | Robert
13: Works | Sonia
14: Robert made his little points larger and almost paints shards. The painting look like broken stained glass.
15: Sonia's moved from just paintings to making clothes and quilts. She stopped painting people and starting painting lines and simple geometric shapes.
16: Robert | Later
17: Sonia | Works
18: Both of the Delaunay's faced this phase late in their careers. It is called "Endless Rhythm" or "rhythm", made of random colors and circular shapes that don't really blend together.
19: They were heavily influenced by each other and worked together in this last stage of their careers.