Original painting is a part of the National Gallery of Art Collection. The inspiration of the painting is a newspaper illustration depicting a murder. The caption to the illustration reads: "Tragic epilogue....The Wife of the French Finance Minister Joseph Cailloux Shoots Dead Gaston Calmette the Editor of Le Figaro." The illustration, which appeared on the cover of Le Petit Journal, shows the moment after Mme Cailloux fired at Calmette. Although Delaunay stripped most of the details, key elements are still visible: Mme Cailloux, who steps into the room; Calmette, who falls backward; and the sulfurous central circle of the explosion. Interestingly, these are the very elements for which Delaunay used collage. A vertical axis dividing the two figures and a horizontal axis connecting them capture the tension of their relationship. Concentricity becomes the sign of violence: a target or the scope of a marksman. At the same time, especially given the swirling patterns behind them, the figures might seem to be engaged in a dance.
If kept out of direct sunlight, the color in the print should experience little to no fading for many years. Remove dust with a mircrofiber cloth or dry wipe. If necessary to remove spots or splashes art print, spot clean with damp soft cloth.
All prints use images reproduced in their entirety, without cropping or over-printing with text. Arrives at your door complete with an easy to use self-leveling hanging kit but product is designed to sit upright on a shelf.
A high resolution digital image of Political Drama by Robert Delaunay Art Print is printed on matte finish fine art paper, mounted to masonite board, and then finished in a 2-inch deep hard wood frame that is hand-stained in the color of your choice.
• Each product is produced only when an order is received so each customer will receive a freshly-produced item.
• Approximate size (as mounted on the wall): 16.06" wide x 20.50" tall x 2" deep.
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