Sonia Delaunay, ‘Les Illuminations’, 1973, Print, Color pochoirs, on wove paper, Doyle
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Sonia Delaunay

Les Illuminations, 1973

Color pochoirs, on wove paper
Edition 5/20
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signed and numbered 5/20 in pencil, from the same-titled portfolio, published by Jacques Damase, …

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Sonia Delaunay
French, 1885–1979
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Sonia Delaunay’s innovative explorations of color and form began with a quilt she made for her son in 1911 that would spur a breakthrough in the history of abstraction. She had moved from Moscow to Paris at age 20, where she first encountered Post-Impressionism and Fauvism, inspiring her to push further toward non-objective art. Along with her husband, Robert Delaunay, she developed a bright blend of Cubism and Futurism that would be dubbed Orphism by critic Guillaume Apollinaire in 1910—though Delaunay preferred the term “Simultaneous Contrasts”. In addition to painting, she created textiles as “exercises in color,” under the Maison Delaunay label, even creating costumes for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In 1964, Delaunay became the first living woman to be given a retrospective at the Louvre.

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signed and numbered 5/20 in pencil, from the same-titled portfolio, published by Jacques Damase, Paris, with full margins. (2)

Sheets: 21 x 15 inches; 533 x 381 mm.

Condition: With ink stamp "Pochoir exécuté à la main numéroté et signé S.D." verso, minor printer's ink or soiling at sheet edges, pale …

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Sonia Delaunay
French, 1885–1979
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Sonia Delaunay’s innovative explorations of color and form began with a quilt she made for her son in 1911 that would spur a breakthrough in the history of abstraction. She had moved from Moscow to Paris at age 20, where she first encountered Post-Impressionism and Fauvism, inspiring her to push further toward non-objective art. Along with her husband, Robert Delaunay, she developed a bright blend of Cubism and Futurism that would be dubbed Orphism by critic Guillaume Apollinaire in 1910—though Delaunay preferred the term “Simultaneous Contrasts”. In addition to painting, she created textiles as “exercises in color,” under the Maison Delaunay label, even creating costumes for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In 1964, Delaunay became the first living woman to be given a retrospective at the Louvre.

Sonia Delaunay

Les Illuminations, 1973

Color pochoirs, on wove paper
Edition 5/20
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