Artist We Love, Inspiration

Artist Series: Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was an artist who, with her husband Robert Delauney cofounded the Orphism art movement which focused more on rhythm, lyricism, color and light.

The name Orphism comes from the legendary ancient Greek poet and musician Orpheus. Its use by Apollinaire (an art critic) relates to the idea that painting should be like music, which was an important element in the development of abstract art.

Delaunay was known for her use of geometric abstraction, modernist pattern design, and crazy lyrical colour combinations. Her work patches of subtle and beautiful colours are brought together to create harmonious compositions.

I find her work to be energizing and passionate, earthy and joyous.

Here are some I find inspiring.



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