Tate Modern Sonia Delaunay
15 images Created 14 Apr 2015
Retrospective of Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979), a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, renowned for her vivid and colourful paintings and textiles. The exhibition covers the breadth of her vibrant artistic career, from 1907 to 1970, showcasing her originality and creativity across the twentieth century. Highlights include: Three 7-metre murals, Motor, Dashboard and Propeller, created for the 1937 International Exposition in Paris and never before shown in the UK; A reconstructed shop window of Delaunay’s 1920s Paris atelier, showcasing a motorised display of her multi-coloured textiles; Electric Prisms 1914, a large colourful painting capturing the energy of modern urban life, on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris; Costumes, dresses and scarves designed by Delaunay for clients including the Hollywood star Gloria Swanson, Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, and departments stories like Metz & Co and Liberty. The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay is at Tate Modern from 15 April to 9 August 2015.