Sunday, February 20, 2011

Where 20th Century Art Began


This quilt that Sonia Delaunay made for her baby son in 1911 is thought to have been the inspiration of cubist painting. Sonia was an very versatile artist and designer, but it was her husband Robert that got most of the credit. More of the story here. And here's her Wikipededia article.
I have always wanted to make a replica of the Delaunay quilt.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing that quilt!

    I have seen some paintings and also clothes designed by her, but I didn't know she also made a quilt.

    I like it a lot.
    (Those are the moments when I whish I could also make things like that.)

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  2. I am a fan of Sonia Delaney, once I saw a cardigan that she designed and I was hooked. Her use of color and the combination is fascinating for me.

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  3. the quilt is beautiful!

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  4. Heather, thank you very much for posting a photo of this important quilt.

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