4 July-15 Oct. The Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde and her multi-disciplinary artistic practice extended to painting, textile design and stage set design.
Along with her husband the painter Robert Delaunay, she cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza holds the first show in Spain dedicated to her work, featuring paintings and designs for clothes and textiles as well as her collaborations with poets and set designers.
The exhibition also highlights the period, 100 years ago, when the artist and her family lived in Madrid. Delaunay was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964.
Address Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Pº del Prado 8, tel. +34913690151.
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Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Pº del Prado 8, tel. +34913690151.