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Hand-Signed Modern Tapestry by Sonia Delaunay - Grande Icône

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials Handwoven wool tapestry
Dimensions
W. 57.87 in; H. 82.28 in;
W. 147 cm; H. 209 cm;
Condition Excellent. This tapestry is in perfect condition without restoration, vivid original colours.
Creation Date c.1970
Description Sonia Delaunay (France, 1885-1979)

Title: Grande Icône
Signed “Sonia Delaunay”and numbered “2/6”
Wool tapestry handwoven by Atelier Pinton, Aubusson
Measures: 209 x 147 cm; 6.85 x 4.8 ft
Edition: 2/6,
circa 1970

Sonia Delaunay is widely recognized as one of the greatest translators of a modernist consideration of colours and forms to the material and texture of tapestry. Her language of animated, curving compositions of pure color does not pass through Cubism, as most of her contemporaries did, but rather dashes directly toward complete abstraction. Reflecting her stature in the world of art midcentury, Sonia Delaunay was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition of her work at the Louvre in 1964.

“Grande Icône” identified the phenomenon of ‘simultaneous contrast’ of Simultanism, in which colors look different depending on the colors around them. For example, a grey will look lighter on a dark background than it does on a light one. Delaunay dispensed with form and aimed to created rhythm, motion and depth through overlapping patches of vibrant hues.
Styles / Movements Bespoke, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 299584
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