Sonia Delaunay

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Delaunay’s work was more design based as she had textiles and cars made from her patterns. The work is clearly from the cubist period but uses colour in a more instinctive way rather than focusing on the form that the colour take. The mixture of hues and tones creates a visual storm that changes with every glance, depending on where the eye lands the colours can rise and fall like an optic illusion of abstract colour.

The term Orphism is used to describe her and her husbands work which was a small off shoot of cubism that focused on abstract art and the aesthetic qualities in painting, using bright, bold colours rather than the more popular muted tones of the cubist artists.


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Jessy Plant

A Brighton born artist, now studying a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Met Uni.

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