Orphism (n)

“An aspect of Cubism, sometimes called Orphic Cubism, explored by Robert Delaunay beginning about 1912. The primacy of color and color relationships in the making of the picture was the keynote, although Delaunay himself alternated during this phase between pure Abstraction and quasi-Representational forms.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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