Sonia Delaunay Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Hardback Book
A pivotal 20th century artist Sonia Delaunay has inspired generations of artists and designers with her confident and bold abstraction. This richly illustrated catalog showcases the range of Delaunay’s work as it unfolded over 60 years, from abstract paintings and works on paper to textile design, garments, fashion photography, books and carpets—even a brightly coloured sports car.
Sonia Delaunay was a true pioneer of modernist abstraction; breaking with the figurative vocabulary that subordinated colour to subject matter, she placed dynamic colour interaction at the core of her vision, whether expressed through painting, book illustration or costume and textile design. Drawing inspiration from both traditional Russian crafts and the modern frenetic metropolis, Delaunay’s work reflects the drastic changes ushered in by industrialisation. Through her polyvalent practice, Delaunay helped construct the new modern woman that she herself embodied: equal parts avant-gardist, creative entrepreneur and businesswoman.
Hardback, 96 pages. 150 colour photographs. 26cm x 22cm
Publisher: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art