A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sonia Delaunay: Color Moves

Paris 1925
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For a Fashion 101 session with your favorite mini fashionistas, take a walk over to the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum at Fifth Ave and 91 street.  Introduce them to the work of  Sonia Delaunay,  an abstract artist who applied her expertise in color to textile design, fashion, theater and film.  In collaboration with her husband the artist Robert Delaunay they developed  their theory of "simultaneity," or the sensation of movement and rhythm created by simultaneous contrasts of certain colors.  She called some of her designs "poem dresses," and viewed her textile design and  garments as an extension of her paintings.  Her fashions were sought after by famous actresses and exemplified the glamour of the Jazz age. You'll see dresses,  bathing suits, swim caps, fabrics and photographs and textile swatches.  The exhibit is up until June 15th.
-Edna Suarez
Perfect for : Fashionistas of any age.   Children 12 and under are free.
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