This exclusive tour led by curator Juliet Bingham explored Sonia Delaunay’s inspirations and development as an artist and offered ArtSocial friends with a unique opportunity to visit the museum outside opening hours.
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.
The exhibition at the Tate (15 April – 9 August 2015) was the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Delaunay's vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It featured 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.