Sonia Delaunay Exhibit: Color Moves

I know the show is over- but for those of us who missed it, there still is some great information and imagery to be had online. Here's the scoop.

An exhibit titled Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delauney was held at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum from March-June 2011. Though Russian-born French artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was primarily known as an abstract painter, she also applied her talents to many areas of artistic expression, including textiles and fashion. The exhibition focused on fashion designs she created in the 1920's from her Paris workshop known as Simultané as well as textiles she designed for the Metz & Co. department store in the 1930's. The following is a selection of images from Cooper-Hewitt's Delaunay exhibition page.

Here is a lengthy, but interesting and informative video by Cooper-Hewitt about Sonia and the exhibit.









Metz & Co store front, Amsterdam, c. 1949, designed by Gerrit Rietveld.

 Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979)


All images via Cooper-Hewitt, copyright L&M Services B.V. The Hague.

7 comments:

Caterina said...

this blog is AWESOME and so inspiring! :)

Mid-Centuria said...

Thanks for the kind words Caterina! You just made my day!

Laura@popdesign said...

I love Sonia Delaunay and these pictures are fantastic (I particularly love the Metz & Co store front). Thank you for sharing!

SeaneenBrennan said...

I thoroughly enjoy your blog posts every morning. Thank you!

I find this one very interesting vis a vis the Missoni for Target frenzy yesterday reported in the news today. Similar graphics, don't you think?

Mid-Centuria said...

Hi Seaneen, thanks for your comment. I took at look at the Missoni-Target collection. It is VERY similar.

KLT said...

Great post & gorgeous blog! So glad to have found you!

Mid-Centuria said...

Thanks for the kind words Kristin!