Sonia Delaunay
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Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979) is one of the most important female artists of the early twentieth century, whose contribution to the European avant-garde was fundamental. Russian-born, she moved to Paris in 1906 where she studied at the Academie de la Palette. Her early work was influenced by the bold Fauvist paintings of Matisse, Gauguin and Van Gogh among others. Shifting her interest to abstraction, she celebrated the modern world and urban life, exploring ideas of colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay. She also collaborated with artists and poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars with whom she created the acclaimed book Prose on the Transsiberian Railway and of Little Jehanne of France. After spending time in Spain and Portugal during the First World War, Delaunay returned to Paris in the 1920s where she translated her experiments in painting into the realm of fashion. She collaborated with the Metz & Co textile department in Amsterdam and Liberty in London and also produced individual items of clothing under commission. Her interest in fashion expanded into theatre and cinema, for which she created costumes and designs for film sets. During the Second World War and soon after, she participated in the creation of the Salon des Realites Nouvelles (1939) and developed her interest in different media, creating mosaics, tapestries and lithographs. In the same period, her paintings and gouaches evoked a renewed interest in abstraction and colour, marking her seminal role in the development of postwar abstract and applied art.

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Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979) is one of the most important female artists of the early twentieth century, whose contribution to the European avant-garde was fundamental. Russian-born, she moved to Paris in 1906 where she studied at the Academie de la Palette. Her early work was influenced by the bold Fauvist paintings of Matisse, Gauguin and Van Gogh among others. Shifting her interest to abstraction, she celebrated the modern world and urban life, exploring ideas of colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay. She also collaborated with artists and poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars with whom she created the acclaimed book Prose on the Transsiberian Railway and of Little Jehanne of France. After spending time in Spain and Portugal during the First World War, Delaunay returned to Paris in the 1920s where she translated her experiments in painting into the realm of fashion. She collaborated with the Metz & Co textile department in Amsterdam and Liberty in London and also produced individual items of clothing under commission. Her interest in fashion expanded into theatre and cinema, for which she created costumes and designs for film sets. During the Second World War and soon after, she participated in the creation of the Salon des Realites Nouvelles (1939) and developed her interest in different media, creating mosaics, tapestries and lithographs. In the same period, her paintings and gouaches evoked a renewed interest in abstraction and colour, marking her seminal role in the development of postwar abstract and applied art.

Sonia Delaunay

English edition.

This edition was published in


Edition Description

Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979) is one of the most important female artists of the early twentieth century, whose contribution to the European avant-garde was fundamental. Russian-born, she moved to Paris in 1906 where she studied at the Academie de la Palette. Her early work was influenced by the bold Fauvist paintings of Matisse, Gauguin and Van Gogh among others. Shifting her interest to abstraction, she celebrated the modern world and urban life, exploring ideas of colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay. She also collaborated with artists and poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars with whom she created the acclaimed book Prose on the Transsiberian Railway and of Little Jehanne of France. After spending time in Spain and Portugal during the First World War, Delaunay returned to Paris in the 1920s where she translated her experiments in painting into the realm of fashion. She collaborated with the Metz & Co textile department in Amsterdam and Liberty in London and also produced individual items of clothing under commission. Her interest in fashion expanded into theatre and cinema, for which she created costumes and designs for film sets. During the Second World War and soon after, she participated in the creation of the Salon des Realites Nouvelles (1939) and developed her interest in different media, creating mosaics, tapestries and lithographs. In the same period, her paintings and gouaches evoked a renewed interest in abstraction and colour, marking her seminal role in the development of postwar abstract and applied art.

Table of Contents

In St. Petersburg -- Jean-Claude Marcadé
Nu jaune, 1908 -- Brigitte Leal
Being Russian in Paris -- Sherry Buckberrough
'Voyelles' : Sonia Delaunay and the universal language of colour hearing -- Pascal Rousseau
Sonia Delaunay at the German Salon d'Automne -- Sophie Goetzmann
On time : Sonia Delaunay's sequential Simultanism -- Juliet Bellow
Sonia Delaunay, Tristan Tzara, Iliazd and others -- Cécile Bargues
The métier of Simultanism -- Cecile Godefroy
Sonia Delaunay : the designs for Metz & Co -- Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti
A circular story -- Guitemie Maldonado
Confused origins -- Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Art criticism and the problem of the non-modern story of modern art -- Griselda Pollock
Conquering the Paris art scene in the 1950s and 1960s -- Domitille d'Orgeval
In focus : picturing Sonia Delaunay -- Juliet Bingham
'Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui' -- Anne Montfort.

Edition Notes

Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Oct. 17, 2014-Feb. 22, 2015 and at Tate Modern, London, Apr. 15-Aug. 9, 2015.

Includes bibliographical references.

English translations concern pages 18, 38, 70, 88, 112, 156, 210, 242 and 270.

In English; some essays translated from French.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
709.2
Library of Congress
N6853.D44 A4 2014, N6853.D34 A4 2014, N6853.D44A4 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
288 pages
Number of pages
288

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27197231M
ISBN 10
1849763178
ISBN 13
9781849763172
LC Control Number
2014486341
OCLC/WorldCat
894842561

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