|Sonia Delaunay, Propeller (Air Pavilion), 1937 |
(Detail – click on image to see whole picture; see, also, installation shot below)
Sonia Delaunay arrived in Paris, aged 20, in 1905 (from Ukraine, via St Petersburg and Germany). She absorbed the avant-garde currents of the moment, including the wild colour of Van Gogh and the Fauves (1904-8), the formal radicalism of Cubism (1908-14) and the Futurists’ romance with speed and technology (launched in Paris, 1909).
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|Sonia Delaunay, Yellow Nude, 1908|
|Sonia Delaunay, Electric Prisms, 1913|
|Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (The Three Women), 1925|
|Sonia Delaunay, Rhythm Colour no. 1076, 1939|
|Sonia Delaunay, Simultane Playing Cards, 1964|
|Sonia Delaunay, Syncopated Rythmn, 1967|
|Installation view showing 2 of the Air Pavilion murals, 1937|
|Sonia Delaunay, paint scheme on Matra 530A, 1968|