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Handwoven modern wool tapestry designed by Sonia Delaunay - Nocturne Matinale

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  • Description
    Sonia Delaunay (France, 1885 - 1979)

    Title: Nocturne Matinale
    Signed “Sonia Delaunay”and numbered “1/6”
    Wool tapestry handwoven by Atelier Pinton, Aubusson
    175 x 183 cm; 68.9 x 72 in
    Edition: 1/6
    Circa 1980

    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 Mid-Century, Sonia Delaunay was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition of her work at the Louvre in 1964.

    “Nocturne Matinale” represents the elegant simplicity of colours and forms created by Sonia Delaunay. As Sonia said: "If there are geometric forms, it is because these simple and manageable elements have appeared suitable for the distribution of colors whose relations constitute the real object of our search, but these geometric forms do not characterize our art. The distribution of colors can be effected as well with complex forms, such as flowers, etc. only the handling of these would be a little more delicate." (Sonia Delaunay, speaking at the Sorbonne, 1927.)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: France
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: Handwoven wool tapestry
    Condition: Excellent. The tapestry is in perfect condition without restoration, vivid original colours
    Creation Date: c.1980s
    Styles / Movements: Arts & Crafts, Modern, Minimalist
    Incollect Reference #: 297495
  • Dimensions
    W. 72.05 in; H. 68.9 in;
    W. 183 cm; H. 175 cm;
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The Boccara Fine Art department presents paintings, photography and special attention is given to sculpture, which is one of the gallery owner’s greatest passions. Following one of the guidelines developed by Didier Marien, not only worldwide famous artists such as Wang Keping, André Lanskoy, Léon Zack, Dominique Pollès, Serge Charchoune, Clement Rosenthal, Anton Smith but also emerging artists like Simone Pheuplin, Émile Gilioli and Laurence Bonnel are represented by the gallery.

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