Robert Delaunay’s 1924 oil on canvas, Eiffel Tower, represents this famed Parisian landmark, which was a symbol of modern technology in the early 20th century. The dark steel structure has been transformed into rich tones of yellow, orange and lavender; the surrounding gardens are abstracted patterns of green and yellow. Influenced by Fauvism, Delaunay affirmed that “everything is color in nature.” The artist uses an aerial viewpoint, informed by his own background as an early aviator.
Constructed in 1889 the Eiffel Tower is one of in not the most photographed buildings in the world. Its dark metal surface seems best suited to silhouette shots, with the rising or setting sun behind it. I am told that the best way to get a good selfie with the Eiffel Tower in the background is to go to the Trocadero, not the Eiffel Tower. Come early in the morning to avoid the tourist rush. I would someday like to see the Eiffel Tower for myself.