Sonia Delaunay, vibrant colourist and inspiration!

I love the wonderful, bold work of artist Sonia Delaunay – a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde movement who used strong colours and geometric shapes. The first UK retrospective of Sonia’s work will be opening on 15th April until 9th August at the Tate Modern featuring paintings, textiles and clothes in her 60 year career as well as collaborative projects with poets, choreographers and manufacturers.

Best known for her paintings, she also produced textiles (like Diagonale, the tapestry above),
furniture, costumes and stage sets and in 1964 was the first living female artist to have a
retrospective exhibition at the Louvre. Sonia was a very prolific artist who turned her hand to a
wide variety of media and worked right up into her 90s.

She is a great inspiration…..!