Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion

Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion
Library Shelf Location 18.DELA
Publication Date May 2018

Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer's work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark exhibition at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and drawing on new scholarship that emphasizes the multidisciplinary character of her art, it reproduces pieces loaned from public institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Musée de la Mode de Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, as well as from international private collections.

Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was raised in St. Petersburg, in Russia. After a brief period of study in Germany, she moved to Paris in 1905, and began painting in the Fauve style of Matisse and Derain. In 1909 she met Robert Delaunay, and together they devised a brighter version of Cubism that their friend the poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire termed Orphism. Also among their friends was the poet Blaise Cendrars; one of Delaunay's best-known works is her 1913 accordion-fold artist's book collaboration with Cendrars, Prose of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In addition to her prolific 75-year painting career, she created brilliant textiles and fashion works for nearly three decades.

ISBN 9788417173012
Quantity 1
Pages 236p; 21.6 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
Author Marta Ruiz del Arbol
Format Hardback
Publisher Distributed Art Publishers Inc (D.A.P.), New York
Related Artist Sonia Delaunay
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting, Drawing, Textiles
Artist's Nationality Ukrainian
Language English

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