Delaunay, Sonia

Rhythme (Rhythm), 1945

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Her loss of independent income during the Russian Revolution of 1917 spurred painter Sonia Delaunay to develop a flourishing practice as a designer of textiles, clothing, and interiors. Incorporating the abstract geometric “simultaneous” approach to color she had devised with her husband, French artist Robert Delaunay, she quickly developed a unique and highly marketable style that received widespread exposure through her participation in international expositions and public art projects such as advertisements and mural paintings. Rhythme epitomizes her eye-catching juxtapositions of angles and curves, jazzy color harmonies, and syncopated rhythms.

Medium Oil on canvas
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection (c) Estate of Sonia Delaunay
Donor Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myles Perrin
Object ID 1958.25
Dimensions 50 7/8 x 34 7/8 in.


Collection Years: 1945