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Hélice

Hélice by Robert Delaunay comprises elements taken from compositions inspired by the circular forms of 1918 and by Hommage à Blériot of 1914.

The composition that he describes with his spatial arrangement gives the impression of a horizon that extends beyond the edge of the canvas, bringing a sense of movement. The spherical segments are blurred and blended, and prefigure the Rythmes from the 1930s.

Into this arrangement, already amply suggestive of movement in space, comes the propeller, another form suggesting motion but moving at a different speed.