Born in a Shtetl: An Essay on Sonia Delaunay and her Jewishness by Tom SandqvistBorn in a Shtetl: An Essay on Sonia Delaunay and her Jewishness by Tom Sandqvist

Born in a Shtetl: An Essay on Sonia Delaunay and her Jewishness

byTom Sandqvist

Hardcover | August 16, 2016

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Sonia Delaunay is one of the most important artists of the early twentieth century, whose contribution to European Modernism was fundamental, if not always fully acknowledged in its own right. She is known for translating her experiments via painting into the realm of fashion, interior design and crafts and, thus, consciously transcending the boundaries between fine and applied art. The focus within mainstream art history has been her relationship with her husband Robert Delaunay. Tom Sandqvist shifts this focus on her Jewish roots and sheds a light on the influence of growing up in the typical Eastern European shtetl, which has not attracted any special attention in the analysis of Delaunay’s art. Tom Sandqvist reflects on the impact of Judaism on Sonia Delaunay’s œuvre, with a special focus on her early contributions to Simultanism and Orphism within the interwar Parisian Avant-Garde.

The author is Professor in Theory of Art and Art History at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. He has published numerous studies regarding art at the turn of the century with a special focus on Dadaism and Eastern European Modernism.
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Title:Born in a Shtetl: An Essay on Sonia Delaunay and her JewishnessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 16, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Sonia Delaunay – European Modernism – Simultanism – Avant-Garde Art in Paris – Eastern European – Jewish Culture – Shtetl