Monthly Art Roundtable: Womenâ€™s Work-Art and Fashion: A Study of Sonia Delaunay with Professor M. Kathleen Colussy, M.F.A.
Sunday, 07/09/2013, 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Museum of Art
1 E Las Olas Blvd ,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
For members at the Museum Enthusiast ($150) level and above
Sonia Delaunay was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement. It is noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. Sonia was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964. By 1975 she was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.
Professor M. Kathleen Colussy, M.F.A. has traveled to seventy-one countries on five continents where she has researched and photographed numerous cultures. Colussy’s gift for fashion, textile print design and photography, helped her create a new fine art series of handmade books. This skill contends with the dueling realities of the slick gloss travel brochures along with the sometimes-gritty reality of the indigenous people living and/or working in a given country.
Reservations are required.