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3.01.2011

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.

2 comments:

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!