Gouache Signed lower left, dated and number of catalogue raisonné "1685" indicated. On wove paper. 30,5 x 24,6 cm (12 x 9,6 in), the full sheet Study for one of the wall panels of the large staircase in the railway pavilion on occasion of the "Exposition internationale Arts et Techniques" in Paris in 1937. Sonia Delaunay-Terk was awarded the gold medal for her design of the wall panel.
We are grateful to Mr. Richard Riss for his kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Private collection USA. Private collection South Germany.
Inspired by the array of forms her husband Robert Delaunay created in his “Rhytmes“, Sonia Delaunay continues the subject and integrates it into almost all her works. In terms of their decorative two-dimensionality they are strongly determined by a color canon that would become so characteristic of her works. Sonia Delaunay works consistently in the surface that she arranges with her forms, thus creating a color composition that has its expressive value in the color component’s planar effect. She aims for a rhythmization of the image area, however, without dynamizing it like the Futurists did. [KD].