About the artwork

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The carpet titled 'Varèse', named after the composer Edgar Varèse (Paris, December 22, 1883 - New York, November 6, 1965), immediately refers to the founder of the simultaneism in music. The Kandinsky-Archives at the Centre Pompidou in Paris preserve correspondence proving the friendship between Varèse and the Delaunay couple.

According to Varèse, rhythm is based on the idea that sound objects are subject to the physical forces of attraction and repulsion in space. Rhythm is thus the result of matter, force and energy, and is caused by the interaction of several independent and irregular levels.