Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.
This will be the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It will feature the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.
Delaunay is one of the crucial reference points in modern art and design
Sonia Delaunay: the avant-garde queen of loud, wearable art
The first UK retrospective of her work brings Delaunay’s vibrant visions flooding into the light
Banner image credits: Sonia Delaunay, Electric prisms 1913 Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Gift of Mr. Theodore Racoosin © Pracusa 2014083
Exhibition organised by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris-Musées and Tate Modern.