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Group of Women (Groupe de Femmes) (sketch for "L'Hommage au Donateur")

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Group of Women (Groupe de Femmes) (sketch for "L'Hommage au Donateur")


Sonia Delaunay

Russian, active in France 1885 - 1979

Sonia Delaunay developed an exuberant type of abstract painting, breaking up forms rooted in nature into riots of fractal color. This work is a study for a mural that was to be a chapel façade in Portugal but was never painted. The artist was inspired by the color of the landscape, the native textiles, and the dress of its inhabitants as well as the clarity of its light.
Gouache on paper mounted on board
17 1/4 x 14 in. (43.8 x 35.6 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Zoe Dusanne Gallery, 1971

Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery, "The Seattle Art Museum Lends", March 13 - April 11, 1976

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Modern Art Pavilion, TRIBUTE TO ZOE DUSANNE, March 24 - May 8, 1977 (03/24/1977 - 05/08/1977)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "International Abstraction: Making Painting Real", May 2, 2003 - February 29, 2004
Published References
"The Seattle Art Museum Lends" exhibition catalogue. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1976

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