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Eiffel Tower

Reverse of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-134-42a

Robert Delaunay, French, 1885 - 1941

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1909

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
38 x 27 3/4 inches (96.5 x 70.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Modern and Contemporary Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1950-134-42b

Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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Label:
The French artist Robert Delaunay completed a remarkable series of paintings of the Eiffel Tower between 1909 and 1914 in which the vertiginous iron structure is fragmented and distorted through shifting perspectives and prismatic color. By the time the artist completed this version, the Eiffel Tower, which was built for the 1889 Exposition universelle in Paris, had become a symbol of technological progress and modernity.

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