Based on never-before-published sources, the book, Maison Sonia Delaunay, examines world-famous French/Russian artist Sonia Delaunay's international collaborations with entrepreneurs and artists. Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) - whom Louisiana exhibited retrospectively in 2022 - belongs among the pioneers in the development of abstract art from the 1910s, and to a large extent in its spread, with her colorful work across painting, textile design, clothing , advertising and book design.
Maison Sonia Delaunay is dedicated to Sonia Delaunay as a mediator between artistic-philosophical design and the beauty of everyday life. The focus is particularly on new research in textiles, fashion and interior design.
Maison Sonia Delaunay is dedicated to Sonia Delaunay as a mediator between artistic-philosophical design and the beauty of everyday life
Sonia Delaunay's work appears today as fresh and relevant as ever. The modernist pioneer's ingenious color patterns dissolved the boundaries between visual and applied art. She further developed her painterly experiments in fashion, fabric patterns, interior design, book and object art, merging geometric abstraction and the sculptural qualities of pure color.
Sonia Delaunay was educated at St. Petersburg, Karlsruhe and Paris around 1900 and initially established herself as a portrait painter before dedicating her work to abstraction around 1913.
Together with her husband Robert Delaunay, she experimented with the concept of "Simultané" based on the use of intense color contrasts. During a stay in Portugal and Spain during the First World War, she expanded her art to also include everyday objects.
Back in Paris in the 1920s, she combined her ambitions in painting and design with her fashion and furniture house, "Sonia Delaunay". Her influence continues to this day and her designs are as modern as ever.
Dimensions: H: 24.0 x W: 16.5 cm
Authors: Katia Baudin and Waleria Dorogova (ed.)
Publisher: Hatje Cantz