Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York City

Through June 5th, 2011

Sonia Delaunay, Swimsuits, 1928

Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors. This exhibition will focus on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam in the 1930s. On view will be examples of designs, textiles, garments and photographs from the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, the Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes in Mulhouse, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and private collections around Europe and the United States.

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay is funded in part by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, the Ehrenkranz Fund, and the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund. 
Additional support is provided by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Lisa S. Roberts, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, the Consulate-General of The Netherlands, and The Felicia Fund.

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Thank you to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for this information!

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  • Shoshana April 01, 2011 04.50 pm

    I had a chance to check this out when I was in NY this past week – it was great! The textiles on display, the integration of her fine art and design experience, the exhibition organization — I really enjoyed all of it. The best moment by far? Standing next to a woman in her mid-60s and overhearing her say to her husband, “now THIS is clothing! I would wear the heck out of all of this!”


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