The amazing Sonia Delaunay.
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Taking a brake from my ongoing website work I decided to visit the Sonia Delaunay The Eye exhibition on at the Tate Modern last week. This was an amazing opportunity to view and discover the full body of work of one of my absolute favourite print design heroes and female artists, the true queen of prints.

Being home with a my toddler that soon to be will no longer need to nap during the day can sometimes feel like the day is very long and the evening when I work very short. This particular afternoon my boy decided to have a nap and I took an audio guide tour through the exhibition and was lost in time and art history for 45 minutes.

I used to love art history when I was at school but growing up in a small town in Norway there was really not many exhibitions for me to see. Being home with boy before he start school we try to catch as many exhibitions as we can.

From my sons’ point of view this means that he knows his way around child friendly places like the Tate Modern and the Barbican and has already been to more exhibitions at two and a half than I had when I reached my teens.

Personally I think this is one of the main perks of growing up in a city like London.

The little guy hanging outside Tate Modern.

 

 

The fantastic Sonia Delaunay exhibition is on at the Tate Modern until 9th of August. Catch it whilst you can you will not be disappointed especially if you take the audio guide and her the music and rhythms and learn about the different cultures that influenced Sonia’s radical approach to used of colour both in painting and in garments.

As a print designer and artist this exhibition made me feel like I need to go home and paint more and that’s a good thing.

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Posted on July 14th, 2015