Skin of the World

I began a major spring cleaning at home and how perfect is to read about the current exhibition Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. A quick look around the apartment makes me laugh. There is art, color and toys everywhere! I definitely love to use color in my art, but it is also so present in my life. I can’t wait to see this exhibition. The beautifully designed exhibition’s website is worth checking out. Enjoy!

Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
On view until June 5, 2011

From exhibition’s website:

“Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was an a modern artist and designer who merged art and everyday life… More than any other medium, textiles proved her idea that color was ‘the skin of the world’…”

From New York Times review:

“I have lived my art,” she declared on more than one occasion, and indeed she had. Adamantly ignoring the stifling distinctions among the categories of fine, decorative and utilitarian art, she painted, sewed, drew, embroidered, stenciled and above all designed her way through a long, eventful life, guided by an inborn faith in color’s visionary force and a survivor’s instinct for adaptation. An important artistic turning point that confirmed her interest in the clash of forms and color that she and Robert called “simultaneity” was simply a patchwork coverlet she made for their son in 1911; in 1962 she proudly wrote a friend that it was “nowadays shown in art galleries as one of the first abstract paintings.”

complete review…

Still from film Le P’tit Parigot
Written by Paul Cartoux
Directed by René Le Somptier
France, 1926
Collection Antoine Blanchette

About Rossana Martinez 222 Articles
I am an artist, a runner, a yogi and a glowing new mom of an endearing baby boy living in New York City attempting to balance it all. My goal is to keep it simple and enjoy the process. art & life is where I share my experiences and hope to connect with people interested in art and the simple things in life.

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