Tate Modern: The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay, 15 April – 9 August 2015.
Sonia Delaunay. Hélice, décoration pour le Palais de l’Air, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques, Paris 1937. © Pracusa 2013057. © Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden/Emma Krantz.
Project de Tissu Simultané n°25, France, 1924, gouache, donated by Sonia Delaunay 5 June 1966, © Les Arts Décoratifs.
Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). “Rythme couleur” (1964), oil on canvas, Paris, musée d’Art moderne.
"The young Dutch designer starts each of his creations on the basis of a material experiment. This enables him to discover production techniques and aesthetic developments. The result lies within unusual and attractive patterns, colours and structures. ... His love for materials has given birth to a passion for textiles that have a strong impact on his creations and pushed him to imagine a series of bizarre masks, in 2010; masks that are to Matisse, 'a characteristic sign of our essence'."
(The Red List)
"Gilbert and Sullivan's fifth Savoy Opera, Patience (1881), is a shining example of the critical role of satire in popular culture, and a most important record of how many self–righteous upper middle class contemporaries viewed fringe schools of thought and pop culture during the dissipation of the Evangelical church. The operetta's premise is that Reginald Bunthorne and Archibald Grosvenor––characters reputedly based upon Oscar Wilde and Charles Swinburne respectively, although the actor who originally played Bunthorne drew on Whistler––are shams as bogus as the aesthetic movement that they embody."
(William R. Terpening, 1998, Victorian Web)