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Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was a key member of the Orphism art movement where her paintings, alongside those of husband Robert Delaunay helped develop this new art movement of the early to mid 20th century. As well as producing famous oil paintings, Sonia Delaunay also was involved in textile design and stage set design during her career. Delaunay's work in modern design involved geometric abstraction, plus furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing design. If you are looking for Robert Delaunay paintings instead, click here.

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Sonia Delaunay Prints

The Delaunays were key figures in the modern art movements of the early to mid 20th century. They are also respected as key French and Jewish contributors, both of which categories have some great artists from this period. Robert Delaunay studied the colour theorism of Michel Eugène Chevreul which became termed simultanéisme, as experiments with color in art and design.

A major achievement of Sonia Delaunay is that she was the first living female artist to have a full exhibition of her career at the Louvre in 1964. She was later, in 1975, named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Sonia and Robert Delaunay would spend a lot of time researching art theories and developing their ideas and style. Despite both being linked to the same art movement, their careers include some stages where their work varied quite considerably. It can be assumed that their later similarities was a result of their close proximity to each other at that stage.

Sonia Delaunay's most famous paintings included mainly her abstact art alongside her other media and you can also find a further list of Sonia's works below.

  • Young Girl Asleep
  • Ville De Paris
  • Composition
  • Icarus
  • Dubonnet
  • Les Illuminations
  • Flamenco Singer
  • Composition 36
  • Abstract Swirl
  • Trans-Siberian Express
  • Rhytme Color
  • Mont Joie
  • Composition 24
  • Untitled
  • Triptych
  • Avec Moi-Meme
  • Boule Noire
  • Composition 14
  • Senza Titolo