SONIA DELAUNAY UKR., 1885-1979
Sonia Delaunay’s innovative explorations of color and form began with a quilt she made for her son in 1911 that would spur a breakthrough in the history of abstraction. She had moved from Moscow to Paris at age 20, where she first encountered Post-Impressionism and Fauvism, inspiring her to push further toward non-objective art. Along with her husband, Robert Delaunay, she developed a bright blend of Cubism and Futurism that would be dubbed Orphism by critic Guillaume Apollinaire in 1910—though Delaunay preferred the term “Simultaneous Contrasts”. In addition to painting, she created textiles as “exercises in color,” under the Maison Delaunay label, even creating costumes for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In 1964, Delaunay became the first living woman to be given a retrospective at the Louvre.
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Sonia DelaunayLa Mysticite Charnelle de Rene Crevel, 1976Original Etching & Aquatint, in colours, 1976, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil.
This is half of the page of the book “La Mysticite Charnelle de Rene Crevel which is folded over to allow framing.Plate size: 26.5 x 22.6 cm
Sheet size: 38.0 x 28.0 cmsEdition of 100
Sonia DelaunayAvec moi-meme - Plate 10, 1970Original Etching and aquatint, in colours , 1970 , on Arches watermarked paper, with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil500 x 660 mms (Sheet size)
400 x 495 mms (Plate size)VII/XX. This comes from a portfolio of 10 etchings with aquatint and is one of 7 copies reserved for collaborators. The total edition was 75
Sonia DelaunayPolyphonie, 1970Original lithograph on Arches watermarked paper, with full margins
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right on rectoPlate: 69 x 47.5 cm
Sheet: 56 x 76 cm
15 of 25 EA (Artist Proof). Aside edition of 150
Sonia DelaunayOriflamme, 1967Original lithograph on Arches watermarked paper, with full margins
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right on rectoPlate: 30 x 47.5 cm
Sheet: 64.5 x 49.5 cmEdition 35 of 100