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Monumental modern tapestry designed and signed by Sonia Delaunay - Serpent Noir

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  • Description
    Sonia Delaunay (France, 1885 - 1979)

    Title: Serpent Noir
    Signed “Sonia Delaunay”, dated “1971 décembre” and numbered “1/6”
    Wool tapestry handwoven by Atelier Pinton, Aubusson
    311 x 148 cm; 58.3 x 122.4 in
    Edition: 1/6

    The composition of "Serpent Noir" is divided into three main vertical parts and form a pseudo triptych which represents the different important periods of the works of Sonia Delaunay.

    On the left, on a background of quadrilateral diverse colors, there is a waving black strip with a white line on, which implies the motif of scarf that she ornated in 1924. At the centre, the combination of the geometrical forms is inspired by a series of gouaches she made from the 1960s, which also reminds her another painting "Rhythm-Colour".

    On the right, the vertically juxtaposed rectangles evoke the cover design of Blaise Cendrars’ Les Pâques, which was released in 1913. "Serpent Noir" is an important work of Sonia Delaunay which marks the artist's oscillation between the reinterpretation of ancient objects and the creations of new forms.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Handwoven wool tapestry
    Condition: Excellent. This tapestry is in perfect condition without restoration, vivid original colours
    Creation Date: 1971
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 297561
  • Dimensions
    W. 122.44 in; H. 58.27 in;
    W. 311 cm; H. 148 cm;
Message from Seller:

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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