Artists + Designers Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Sonia Delaunay

May 11, 2015

Modern Colorist│Sonia DelaunayMaybe the least favorite day of them all are Mondays. It’s hard to leave the weekend and get back in the work mode, so I thought a new blog series will be those people that are inspiring, unique, interesting, motivational. So Motivational Mondays here we come!

Today I want to feature the lady that helped me name Modern Colorist: Meet Sonia Delaunay.

A Russian-born French artist, Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) cofounded the Orphism art movement, which focused on bright colors and geometric shapes with abstract brushstrokes. Modern Colorist│Sonia DelaunayA master at color theory, Delaunay became known as ‘The Colorist’, where she brought color to all elements of her life, extending passed her paintings; graphics, interiors, fashion, textiles, pottery, film, theater. Delaunay’s work has a universal look, the sense of movement and rhythm with her usages of contrasting colors. Modern Colorist│Sonia DelaunayModern Colorist│Sonia DelaunayModern Colorist│Sonia Delaunay“Sonia was completely free in the way she applied her vision, easily switching from one technique to another. Her aim was to bring art into everyday life.” – Juliet Bingham, curator at the London’s Tate Modern.Modern Colorist│Sonia DelaunayModern Colorist│Sonia Delaunay“I have lived my art,” Sonia professed on many occasions. This is why she is the lady behind the name. Modern Colorist strives to embody her legacy, her colorful Modernist spirit.

Sources: Design Milk │T MagazineTate ModernNY TimesColor Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay (Book)


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  • Reply Brittany May 13, 2015 at 1:35 am

    you are a genius.

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