SONIA DELAUNAY: ART, DESIGN AND FASHION
Text by Marta Ruiz del Árbol, Cécile Godefroy, Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti.
Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer’s work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles in a beautifully designed, printed and bound 236-page hardcover book.
Published for a landmark exhibition at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and drawing on new scholarship that emphasizes the multidisciplinary character of her art, it reproduces pieces loaned from public institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Musée de la Mode de Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, as well as from international private collections.
“I do not know how to define my painting,” Delaunay wrote in 1978. “But no matter, because I don’t trust classifications and systems. How should I define what is done with the heart?”