One of the world’s best contemporary art museums, Tate Modern in London, is hosting an exhibition on Sonia Delaunay, an avant-garde artist whose sense of vibrant colour, technological experiments and abstract shapes reflects a spirit of mind close to our hearts at Mandarina Duck.
Sonia Delaunay was a Russian-born French artist who spent most of her life in Paris, radically breaking through the traditional confines of art through her use of strong colours and geometric shapes. She didn’t just paint them, she also incorporated them in furniture, fabrics and fashion, prefiguring the way modern designers work today and fusing art with business.
Sonia celebrated the new technologies and urbanity springing up around her in the beginning of the 20th century. Together with her husband Robert Delaunay they transformed and invented an artistic practice across the applied arts in different types of media.
Their colour theory mainly paired strong primary colours together – simultaneously –, creating different ways of seeing and shaping the world: mostly in geometric abstraction.
Go see Sonia’s amazing oeuvre at the Tate Modern, in the Eyal Ofer Galleries, where the exhibition runs until 15th August.