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Sonia Delaunay

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' From knitted swimwear and bright ballgowns to the pure colour and rhythm of her paintings, the non-stop invention of abstract pioneer Sonia Delaunay feels timeless’ - The Guardian

Sonia Delaunay exhibition at the Tate


Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was one of the pioneers of abstraction and a central figure in the Paris avant-garde. Her dynamic and vibrant paintings captured the spirit of modernity and celebrated technology, urban life, travel and dance crazes such as the tango. Delaunay went beyond the traditional confines of fine art and embraced fashion, textiles, costume and set design as well as interior decoration and advertising. She was an adept businesswoman, opening her own fashion house and establishing her name as a brand. 

With over 250 illustrations, this handsome book adopts a chronological approach that emphasises the artist’s intense creativity and innovation.  Including ground-breaking essays by prominent curators and art historians, the book, published in conjunction with the recent exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Tate Modern, provides an opportunity to discover the work of this versatile and inspiring artist.  

  • Authors: Anne Montfort, Curator at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Date published: October 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1849763172
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 22 cm

★★★★★ 'A knockout show' - The Guardian

'This show makes a powerful argument for Delaunay as a true radical: ahead of her time, supremely relevant to ours' - Evening Standard

'Delaunay is one of the crucial reference points in modern art and design' - Vogue

★★★★ 'a riot of colour and pattern across Sonia Delaunay's enormously varied practice, from fine art painting to furniture to fashion' - Culture Whisper

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