Museum Folkwang
Les fenêtres sur la ville
  • Robert Delaunay
  • Les fenêtres sur la ville, 1912

  • Windows Overlooking the City
  • Oil on canvas
  • 53 x 207 cm
  • Acquired in 1966 with the support of the Westdeutschen Rundfunk
  • Inv. G 352
  • CommentaryIn 1912, Robert Delaunay produced, in rapid succession, a series of window pictures, ›Les fenêtres simultanées‹. Artistically, these compositions are linked to views of Paris he had begun in 1909. Delaunay was initially interested in the motif of a windowpane reflecting and refracting light or mirroring new technologies such as Ferris wheels, the Eiffel Tower or street lights. Moreover, he was especially interested in adding a temporal dimension to traditional depictions of the visible world in a pictorial space in perspective, in order to illustrate a simultaneousness of events, views and experiences characteristic of a modern metropolis. In this frieze-like composition, Delaunay brings together themes from previous window pictures to form a panoramic view of Paris.
  • Provenance1966, Galerie Marie Suzanne Feigel, Basel
  • Obj_Id: 2,955
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Les fenêtres sur la ville
  • Obj_Title2_S: Windows Overlooking the City
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Les fenêtres sur la ville Windows Overlooking the City Les fenêtres sur la ville Die Fenster zur Stadt
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1912
  • Jahr von: 1,912
  • Jahr bis: 1,912
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 352
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0352
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 53 x 207 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1966 with the support of the Westdeutschen Rundfunk
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort): External Exhibition: Ausstellung:
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
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1966, Galerie Marie Suzanne Feigel, Basel