Frequented Picasso, Rousseau and others
Founded 'orphism' together with wife Sonia Delaunay
Reknown for trend setting experimentalism
"Light comes to us by the sensibility. Without visual sensibility there is no light, no movement"
Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) was at the heart of the Parisian avant-garde in the first decades of the twentieth century. He and his wife, the painter and designer Sonia Delaunay, lived on the same street as Picasso, socialised with other artists and poets such as Rousseau, Léger and Appollinaire; and made their own distinctive contribution the explosive artistic experiments of the age. Delaunay was seen as a founder o