Sonia Delaunay (Ukrainian/French, 1885 – 1979)
Rythmes et Coleurs VI, 1971
Color lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
From Sonia Delaunay Rythmes et Coleurs
Sonia Delaunay (Terk) was born in the Ukraine but grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe under Schmidt-Reutter, but like many artists of her time ultimately moved to Paris to develop her talent. There she studied at the Académie de La Palette in Paris and married fellow artist Robert Delaunay in 1910. Together she and her husband are credited with developing Orphism, an off-shoot of Cubism, combining the bright colors of the Fauvists with a more pure non-representational form of abstraction that relied on the combinations of colors to create emotion and meaning. Drawn by the abstraction inherent in the decorative arts, Sonia Delaunay worked in not only painting and print-making but also in collage, textile and clothing design, theatre and costume design, book illustration and binding, and furniture textiles. In 1964, she became the first living woman to have a retrospective at the Louvre and her work can be found in notable collections around the world including the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London.
- slight toning to paper.
- measures sheet; image measures 6.0" W x 9.75" H.