Eiffel Tower and Gardens, Champ de Mars (La Tour Eiffel et Jardin du Champ de Mars)

Robert Delaunay, 1922

Oil on canvas, 70 1/8 x 67 1/8 in. (178.1 x 170.4 cm)

The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

The airplane changed the perspective of artists and how we viewed the world—as Robert Delaunay's 1922 painting Eiffel Tower and the Gardens, Champs de Mars demonstrates. Before the invention of the airplane only birds or people in balloons would have had the view seen in this painting.