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Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

4 Jul - 15 Oct 2017

This summer the museum is presenting the first exhibition in Spain to be entirely devoted to Sonia Delaunay. Its intention is to emphasise not only her important role as an avant-garde painter but also the way in which she successfully applied her aesthetic ideas to everyday life. Delaunay’s work as a painter will be exhibited in the museum’s galleries alongside her designs for books, theatrical sets, interiors, fashion and textiles. There will be more than 200 exhibits loaned from public institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, and the Museo Reina Sofía, as well as from private collections. The exhibition will reflect on recent art-historical research which has reassessed Delaunay’s career with the aim of highlighting the multi-disciplinary nature of her work. Find out more about the Sonia Delaunay exhibition from the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza’s website.

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Three designs: Costume n. 1540 for the Vedette Gaby, Petit Casino (1919); Simultaneous Dress, Rhythm Without End, n. 510 (1923), Costume n. 1529 for the play The Gas Heart, by Tristan Tzara (1923); all produced by Sonia Delaunay. Private Collection. © Pracusa 2017633

Three designs: Costume n. 1540 for the Vedette Gaby, Petit Casino (1919); Simultaneous Dress, Rhythm Without End, n. 510 (1923), Costume n. 1529 for the play The Gas Heart, by Tristan Tzara (1923); all produced by Sonia Delaunay. Private Collection. © Pracusa 2017633

Rhythm Colour (1964), Sonia Delaunay. © Musée d'Art Moderne / Roger-Viollet. © Pracusa 2017633

Rhythm Colour (1964), Sonia Delaunay. © Musée d’Art Moderne / Roger-Viollet. © Pracusa 2017633

Philomène (1907), Sonia Delaunay. Photo: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat. © Pracusa 2017633

Philomène (1907), Sonia Delaunay. Photo: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat. © Pracusa 2017633

Portuguese Still-Life (1916), Sonia Delaunay. Private Collection. © Pracusa 2017633

Portuguese Still-Life (1916), Sonia Delaunay. Private Collection. © Pracusa 2017633

Coat for Gloria Swanson, produced by Sonia Delaunay c. 1925. Photo: Wolfgang Woessner. © Pracusa 2017633

Coat for Gloria Swanson, produced by Sonia Delaunay c. 1925. Photo: Wolfgang Woessner. © Pracusa 2017633

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