Here’s a show I might have to make the trip to see: from March 18 to June 5, 2011, The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City will present the exhibition “Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay.” The show will feature Sonia Delaunay’s textile and fashion designs from the 1920s through the 1940s, when she was intensively exploring the relationship between fabrics and contemporary art in terms of movement and color. There will be more than 300 works on view, including garments, textiles, designs, illustrations, and photographs.
Sonia Delaunay was known primarily for her abstract paintings, but she also dabbled in graphic design, interior design, theater, and film in addition to fashion and textiles. It will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition of Sonia Delaunay’s work in 30 years.
Images, from top to bottom and left to right:
Robe poème no. 1328, Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art, Licensed by SCALA, Art Resource, NY // Abstract Diagonal Composition no. 1733, Photo: © private collection // Bathing suit (tunic), Silk embroidery on wool jersey // Design 1044, Printed cotton georgette, Photo: © private collection // Set of five fabric samples, Design 945, Printed silk, Photo: © private collection // Variation on Design 1355, Gouache on paper, Photo: © private collection // Still photo from the film Le P’tit Parigot from the Collection of Antoine Blanchette
all work by Sonia Delaunay and images © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623