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Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delauney

by habituallychic

03 . 26 . 11
It’s cold again in New York and what better way to escape the weather than by visiting a museum.  I can’t wait to visit the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for Color Moves: The Art and Fashion of Sonia Delauney which runs through June 5, 2011.  This show epitomizes one of my favorite blog topics which is how art, design and fashion are all related.  Sonia Delauney (1885-1979) worked in Paris and was “known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist” but “applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theatre and film, fashion and textiles,” and even a few cars. She was very well known for her use of color and it seems perfect that this exhibition coincides with a very colorful season for fashion.  And who knows, it may even make you forget that it’s freezing outside!  Bon Weekend!

“He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.” – Sonia Delaunay

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  1. Pam @ Cherish Toronto March 26, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    I absolutely love the geometric pattern on the printed coat (second to last photo). Love!! I would totally wear that today. Isn’t it amazing how good design is always in style?

  2. meenal bishnoi March 26, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    what gorgeous bold patterns…love them all..thankyou for such an amazing post, heather…have a beautiful weekend! xx meenal

  3. Gracefully Vintage March 26, 2011 | 7:33 pm

    LOVE, and Just Adore the images of the ladies.. Just stunning
    Great Blog
    off to chk out bookstore

  4. splendidmarket.com March 26, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Wonderful color combinations. I especially love the last painting.

  5. TheIconicBlog.com March 26, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    I will definitely be visiting this museum. I had planned on going to the Van Clef and Arpel exhibit there, so now that there are two fab shows I have no excuses!xx


  6. hautelamps March 27, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Love the coat………great post.

  7. BestofDesign March 27, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    Thanks Heather, another really interesting and educating post! I wonder if she worked with Josef Albers? He was all about colors in relation to each other too….Thanks for a great Sunday pick-me-up!

  8. janel holiday March 27, 2011 | 2:15 pm

    SO modern and ahead of her time – great post!


  9. Ree March 27, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Have loved her color sense for years…Hope to see the show this summer…Now to consider that new paint job for my car…

  10. Eileen March 27, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    Fabulous color combinations! She’s right up there with Matisse and Missoni. So glad to know about this exhibit…thanks for posting.

  11. Allison Egan March 27, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    Oh my gosh! I love her work! the colors are so inspiring and so modern even today! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  12. Beth March 27, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    I first saw these pieces on my first trip to Paris in 1979, I saw the collection at The Centre du Pompideau in Late October–they are thrilling and I love the last piece you showed. Today’s entry in wonderful and those of you lucky enough to see the Exhibit at the Copper-Hewlett are in for a real treat.

  13. JWK March 29, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    I am such a huge fan of her work. Wish I could see this exhibit in person!!