Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 18851979) had a passion for color. In her signature version of Cubism, she juxtaposed vivid blocks of color to explore their tonal relationships. She named her distinctive style simultanéisme, a term she adopted from the treatise De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs (The Law of the Simultaneous Contrast of Colors). A member of the Parisian avant-garde, she married the artist Robert Delaunay in 1910, with whom she often collaborated. Her work included paintings, collages, books, posters, decorative objects, textiles, clothing, and theater sets and costumes.
We have adapted details from a color plate in Sonia Delaunay: ses peintures, ses objets, ses tissus simultanés, ses modes (1925), a rare portfolio devoted to Sonia Delaunay’s (French, born Russia, 1885 1979) work in the Museums collection, for our exquisite shawl. Wool, with silk organza appliqués. Imported. 80” x 22”.
Wool, with silk organza appliqués
80” x 22”