Art Deco ceramic plate Sonia Delaunay Moustiers Artcurial
Decorative plate Sonia DELAUNAY (1885-1979) MOUSTIERS France & ARTCURIAL Publisher. White ceramic proof with polychrome enameled abstract central decoration. Marked with the initials S.D at the bottom right. Signed on the back Sonia DELAUNAY "Sonia" Artcurial Paris Moustiers France. Diameter 24 cm.
Sonia Delaunay, born Sophie Stern or Sara Illinichtna Stern, born November 14, 1885 in Gradizhsk, Ukraine and died December 5, 1979 in Paris, is a French painter of Ukrainian origin. Adopted by a maternal uncle Henri Terk whose name she took, she studied the fine arts quite little: drawing in Karlsruhe for two years, then in Paris. She was naturalized French thanks to a first marriage with Wilhelm Uhde in December 1908. After a Fauve period that was undoubtedly inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, she invented, with her second husband Robert Delaunay, a form of cubist painting focused on the search for pure color and the movement of simultaneous colors, a trend that inspired other painters after them, notably Fernand Léger and Jasper Johns.