Window, 2012

Robert Delaunay painted Window between 1912 and 1913.

According to Jean-Luc Daval, “Delaunay had moved so far beyond traditional perception that his painting, although it does not renounce figuration altogether, nevertheless has many of the attributes of abstract art.”

Delaunay has this to say: “Painting, then should have its procedures, its laws of expression. It is colour, which as Apollinaire wrote is the fruit of light, that is at the heart of the painter’s technical medium – and at the heart of his language. A painter thus works with the aid of physical elements which he must bend to his will in the whole.”

You can find a reproduction of the painting at The Other Paris.

Also, just a quick apology – I’ve been suffering some technical problems, so haven’t had a chance to answer emails, post stuff, or read your blogs. I’m tentatively optimistic that things are now better so I’ll be catching up with you all soon.

UPDATE: Argh! Intermittent isn’t in it! Sorry all.

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I’m doing a few posts (and photographs), with titles taken from Jean-Luc Daval’s History of Abstract Painting.

As usual, thanks to John Pindar and Deanne who set this whole titling thing in motion. And to my collaborator Richard over at CK Ponderings with whom I have completed eight collaborations. The latest can be seen on Richard’s blog.