Delaunay tapestry

Aubusson Tapestry “Hippocampe”(Seahorse)

Tapestry, 71.3 x 94.5 in.

Sonia Delaunay
Detailed information

Sonia Delaunay (France, 1885-1979)

Title : Hippocampe (Seahorse)
Woolen tapestry hand-woven by the Atelier Pierre Daquin (Atelier Saint-Cyr)
Measures : 240 x 181 cm ; 94,5 x 71,3 in ;
Unique piece (confirmed by M. Pierre Daquin)
circa 1970

Sonia Delaunay is widely recognized as one of the greatest translators of a modernist consideration of color and form to the material and texture of tapestry. Her language of animated and curved compositions of pure color does not pass through cubism, as did most of her contemporaries, but moves directly toward complete abstraction. Reflecting her stature in the mid-century art world, Sonia Delaunay was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition of her work at the Louvre in 1964.

This tapestry “Seahorse” depicts the life form in an abstract manner with the skill of using bright color palettes.

Material: wool
Date: 1970
Type: Tapestry
Manufacture: Atelier Pierre Daquin
Provenance: Private collection
Condition: perfect
Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay