Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sonia Delaunay at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

TexColor Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

This time of year has us all yearning for color in our lives. We New Englanders went through the worlds worst April fools joke of a blizzard yesterday. Today the sun is shining and maybe this is why I was drawn to these textiles when browsing through Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a Russian born French artist, whose work extended into the world of textile design, fashion and set production.  She had an amazing sense for color, and it's potential to create a sense of movement  through distinct combination of tones and geometric forms. Delaunay was the first living woman to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre in 1964.  I would love to catch the retrospective taking place at the National Design Museum, reviewed March 18–June 5, 2011. Here is a link to the review of the exibition by the New York Times.


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