Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern
A truly modern artist, Ukrainian Sonia Delaunay was both a painter and a textile and fashion designer. A member of the School of Paris, Delaunay is most famous for her electric abstract paintings in which she synchronised the use of contrasting colours and shapes, as well as her textile and clothing designs which were branded as wearable art pieces. The Tate’s retrospective rightly solidifies her reputation as a visionary who loved colour and was able to continue to reinvent herself through financial challenges and suffering. Primarily, Delaunay emerges as an artist who saw art in every aspect of life. Just in case you missed the exhibition, here are our top picks.
Electric Prisms, 1914
Coat (designed for Gloria Swanson), 1923
Court shoes, 1925
Yellow Nude, 1908