Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay
Editor Anne Montfort
Contribution by Guitemie Maldonado, Cecile Godefroy, Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac, Griselda Pollock, Domitille D'Orgeval, and Juliet Bingham
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 20, 2015
  • Price: $49.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-84976-317-8
  • EAN: 9781849763172
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 250 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was one of the most important and fundamental artists of the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. With over 250 illustrations and groundbreaking essays, the book illustrates a long and varied career. This volume follows Delaunay’s painting from her early period in Paris, influenced by Fauvism, through her interest in abstractionism, collaborations with artists and poets, and explorations of color theory together with her husband, Robert Delaunay. Also represented is her work retranslating her experiments in painting into the realm of fashion as well as costume and set design. Delaunay continued to develop her interest in different media, creating mosaics, tapestries, and lithographs. Her late paintings and gouaches evoked a renewed interest in abstraction and color, marking her seminal role in the development of postwar abstract and applied art.

About the author

Anne Montfort is curator at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.