Sonia Delaunay was a multi-disciplinary artist and key figure involved in the Parisian avant-garde, and alongside her husband, Robert Delaunay, championed the simultanism movement. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.
She was one of the most creative and groundbreaking artist of the 20th century and together with her husband Richard, celebrated colour and abstraction in the most profound way. Her exploration of the interaction between colours has created a sense of depth and movement throughout her oeuvre.
This exhibition at the Tate Modern, which features incredible paintings, textiles and clothes she’s made across a sixty-year career, is the first UK retrospective that looks at her whole practice that spans the arc of the 20th century.