DescriptionWe have adapted details from a color plate in Sonia Delaunay: ses peintures, ses objets, ses tissus simultanés, ses modes (1925), a rare portfolio devoted to Sonia Delaunay's (French, born Russia, 1885– 1979) work in the Museum’s collection, for our dramatic pendant.
Rhodium overlay, hand enameled. On a leather cord. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 18 1/2''L to 20 1/2''L with extender chain; pendant: 2 3/4''L.
- Rhodium overlay, hand enameled
- On a leather cord
- Lobster claw closure
- Adjusts from 18 1/2''L to 20 1/2''L with extender chain; pendant: 2 3/4''L
Art HistorySonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) had a passion for color. In her signature version of Cubism, she juxtaposed vivid blocks of color to explore their tonal relationships. She named her distinctive style simultanéisme, a term she adopted from the treatise De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs (The Law of the Simultaneous Contrast of Colors). A member of the Parisian avant-garde, she married the artist Robert Delaunay in 1910, with whom she often collaborated. Her work included paintings, collages, books, posters, decorative objects, textiles, clothing, and theater sets and costumes.