Show Less
Restricted access

Born in a Shtetl

An Essay on Sonia Delaunay and her Jewishness

Tom Sandqvist

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.

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Copyright

Extract

Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographicdata is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Sandqvist, Tom, author.

Title: Born in a shtetl : an essay on Sonia Delaunay and her Jewishness / Tom Sandqvist.

Description: New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016033985 | ISBN 9783631678886

Subjects: LCSH: Delaunay, Sonia--Criticism and interpretation. | Jews--Europe, Eastern--Social life and customs. | Jews--France--Identity.

Classification: LCC N6853.D34 S26 2016 | DDC 709.2--dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016033985

Cover image:

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.