Tate Modern Exhibition

The EY Exhibition Sonia Delaunay

sonia delaunay written in white over one of her paintings
abstract painting made up of bright bands of colour which create a swirling effect

Sonia Delaunay Electric Prisms 1913

landscape painting with abstract shapes in bright blue, red, black and green with one small band of yellow near the center.

Sonia Delaunay Syncopated rhythm, so-called The Black Snake 1967

abstract painting of 3 figures in dresses

Sonia Delaunay Simultaneous Dresses (The three women) 1925

a naked figure laying down

Sonia Delaunay, Yellow Nude

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.

Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.

This is the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It features the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.

A knockout show
Adrian Searle, The Guardian

★★★★★
The Guardian

This show makes a powerful argument for Delaunay as a true radical: ahead of her time, supremely relevant to ours
Ben Luke, Evening Standard

Delaunay is one of the crucial reference points in modern art and design
VOGUE

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Caroline de Maigret: Being Sonia Delaunay

Audio guide

Make the most of your visit with the specially produced exhibition audio guide.

This accompaniment to the exhibition covers 26 key works, spanning painting, prints, textiles, fashion and interior design. Listen to Tate curators sharing their expert views on Delaunay’s work, get specialist insights into her textile-making and poetic collaborations and hear from the artist herself.

Including interviews, music and archival recordings, the guide is designed to enhance your visit to the exhibition

Pick up your guide from outside the exhibition entrance:

  • Adult £4.25
  • Concessions and Members £3.75
  • Group (minimum of 10 people) £3

Banner image credits: Sonia Delaunay, Electric prisms 1913 Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Gift of Mr. Theodore Racoosin © Pracusa 2014083

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London SE1 9TG
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15 April – 9 August 2015

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