Taking Cubism as one of his points of departure, Delaunay first developed a vocabulary of colour planes only distantly dependent on observed motifs. After painting various figurative themes during the 1920s, he returned to complete abstraction in 1930 and made numerous compositions with circular discs and colour rhythms, sometimes in low relief, such as the present work. This self-sufficient language of geometric forms and colours was perhaps a response to Gleizes’s celebrated lectures. The advocates of geometric abstraction in Paris had formed such groups as Cercle et Carré (1930) and Abstraction–Création (1931), which organised lectures, exhibitions and discussions, and to which Delaunay was invited.
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