NYC To Do: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Delaunay in her Paris studio, 1925

This weekend was a busy one filled with a trip to the AD Home Show with the lovely Jennifer of Luster. See her post on the show here and working lots of a bit of freelance and tons on getting everything set for the up and coming May debut of Kimberly Lewis Home!

I’m already looking forward to this coming weekend and a  trip to the Cooper Hewitt to see Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay is going to be my top priority.

Sonia Delaunay is so interesting to me because while she was the wife of Robert Delaunay, a famous french artist she was also very well known during her lifetime for her paintings, works on paper, super saturated textile designs, and ballet costumes. This in itself is a bit uncommon since usually wives of such famous artists and designers in that day were put in merely as a footnote but not Sonia.

She co-founded the co-founded the Orphism movement in the early 20th century with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, which is noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, opens its doors  at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from March 18–June 5, 2011.

Design B53, 1924

Design 253, 1928-30

Design 1044, 1930-31


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