Sonia Delaunay, Projet de Tissue (Study for Fabric Damiers), No. 5112, 1925
Signed Sonia Delaunay gouache, Projet de Tissue (Study for Fabric Damiers), No. 5112, 1925
|Artist:||Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979)|
|Title:||Projet de Tissue (Study for Fabric Damiers), No. 5112, 1925|
|Medium:||Unique Gouache on Paper|
|Image Size:||7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in (20 in x 14.9 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||12 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in (31.8 cm x 23.5 cm)|
|Framed Size:||23 1/8 in x 20 1/2 in (58.7 cm x 50.8 cm)|
|Edition:||An unique work.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Item # 3094
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Historical Description of this artwork
This unique piece is composed of a series of criss-crossed and overlapping vertical and horizontal lines. The bold, black vertical and horizontal lines create a pattern of vertical rectangles. However, with the addition of vibrant red and blue horizontals, a new series of patterns comes to play, composed of horizontal rectangles. This overlapping of varied forms appears as netting or fencing; it creates a barrier while allowing the viewer a glimpse beyond. Though the red and black lines were applied after the black ones, causing the colored lines to overlap the black ones, the black lines show through, relaying an almost three dimensional illusion, as if this criss-crossed form is popping out at the viewer.
Created in 1925, this work is a unique gouache on paper.
1. Buffalo, NY, Albert-Knox Art Gallery, Sonia Delaunay- A Retrospective, February 1980- May 1981
2. Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, October- December 1979, No. 09
1. Estate of the Artist
2. Private Collection Europe
1. A Photo Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Jean Louis Delaunay, who has the sole moral right to authenticate works by Sonia Delaunay, accompanies this piece.
2. The authenticity of this piece has been confirmed by Richard Ross.
About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a contemporary gold frame with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas. The sleek, modern simplicity of the frame highlights the colorful, quilt-like patterns that appear within the work.
What Do I Get With My Purchase?
The Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work, guaranteeing its authenticity for as long as you own it.
All catalogue raisonné and historical documentation is included with your purchase.
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Sonia Delaunay Biography
Sonia Delaunay was born as Sarah Stern on November 14, 1885 in a small Ukrainian town called Gradizhsk. She was separated from both her father and her mother at the age of five when she was adopted by her wealthy, Jewish uncle Henri Terk, a powerful lawyer in St. Petersburg. Henri Terk renamed her Sonia Terk and offered her a life of social prominence and higher education.
At age 16, she was enrolled in one of St. Petersburg’s most respected secondary schools, where an art teacher acknowledged her talent. Delaunay was sent to Germany to study further and soon entered the Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts where she studied from 1903-1905. After school, she moved to Paris, the center of arts and entertainment, where she quickly took up an active social life. In Paris, Delaunay met Wilhem Uhde, a prominent art dealer and collector. They were married on December 5, 1908 but soon divorced in 1910 when Sonia fell in love with and married Robert Delaunay, a fellow artist. Often living in the shadow of her husband, Delaunay’s career took off after his death in 1941. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre, Paris in 1964, and in 1975, she was officially named an officer of the French Legion of Honor.