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1924

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Eiffel Tower, 1924

This is a Eiffel Tower. It was painted by Robert Delaunay. It is dated 1924. Its medium is oil on canvas.

The use of strong color in design of the 1920s came out of artistic movements such as De Stijl and Orphism, a movement devoted to light and color that was championed by Robert Delaunay. The artist repeatedly took the Eiffel Tower as his subject. In this painting the predominant perspective seems to be from an airplane.

It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1981.105.

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Its dimensions are

184.15 x 174.31 x 3.81 cm. (72 1/2 x 68 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.) Framed dimensions: 189.23 x 178.75 cm. (74 1/2 x 70 3/8 in. )

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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