December 31, 2010
Happy New Year!, with Sonia Delaunay
I wish all my readers a healthy and fruitful New Year, full of grand pleasures and small delights.
I chose to illustrate my good wishes with the work of Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), which shows, in color and spirit, a joy in the new. With her husband Robert, in 1911-13 she made paintings which were labeled "Orphism". Delaunay was also a designer, one of the most important of the early 20th century, starting out by designing costumes for Diaghilev in 1917. The images below are of fabric designs, full of color and movement, a nice stand-in for fireworks. And try to imagine that last black and white photo in living color and driving the car, wearing that dress, to a New Year's party.
Happy New Year, everyone!