Robert Delaunay (1885-1941), Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel), 1926-1928. Conté crayon on paper.
Robert Delaunay (1885-1941), Champs de Mars: The Red Tower, 1911/23. Oil on canvas.
“The need for a new subject has inspired the poets, launching them onto a fresh path and bringing to their attention to poetry of la Tour [the Eiffel tower in Paris], which communicates mysteriously with the whole world. Rays of light, waves of symphonic sounds. Factories, bridges, iron structures, airships, the numberless gyrations of aeroplanes, windows seen by crowd simultaneously.”