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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes


Color Your World

 [Design B53, by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979)
France, 1924, Gouache on paper, Private collection © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623 
Photo: © private collection.]

The wait is almost over; in less than three weeks Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay opens at the Cooper-Hewitt. Organizers hope the ambitious exhibition will give U.S. audiences a greater appreciation of Delaunay's designs for fashion and textiles -- aspects of her career typically less known than her abstract art.

[Tissu simultané no. 186 
Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979)
France, 1926 Block-printed cotton. Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes, Mulhouse, 980.549.17 
© L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623.]

[Sonia Delaunay in her studio at boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, France, 1925
Photographed by Germaine Krull (German, 1897–1985)
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
© L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623.]

Reflecting Delaunay's passion for bringing color into everyday life, Target Design Kids is co-sponsoring Color Your World, a free family event at the museum on Saturday, March 26th. Inspired by the artist's bold, graphic style, participants will have a chance to make tissue paper collage lanterns for their own homes. Two sessions are scheduled: morning, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here for details.

A past post about the soon-to-open show is here.

And more painted graphic lines can be seen here.


Janet said...

It is hard to imagine in today's world just how revolutionary her work was. Just amazing really. I am looking forward to seeing the exhibition (fingers crossed).

Style Court said...

I keep visiting the online shop to see if the catalogue is available -- should be a great one for the library!